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When Can I Start Exercising after Breast Augmentation?

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 Breast Augmentation

After breast augmentation surgery, it’s important that you take the time necessary to recover. Too much exercise too soon can increase your risk of complications and negatively impact your results. Here is a general schedule for resuming exercise after breast augmentation. One day after surgery: The day after your breast augmentation surgery, you can and should get up and walk around a little. Light, low-impact exercise will help your recovery and your mood after surgery. Don’t do anything that will cause your breasts to bounce or significantly elevate your heart rate at this point. Two weeks after surgery: About two weeks after surgery, you can begin resuming aerobic exercise, so long as it’s low-impact. You still don’t want to bounce your breasts too much at this point. Three to four weeks after surgery: You should be able to resume full exercise at this point without restrictions. Remember to wear a sports bra appropriate to your new breast size to minimize impact. This timeline is general. Always remember the most important guideline: listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard. To talk to a board certified plastic surgeon in Philadelphia about breast augmentation, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today for a consultation.