Taking walks and engaging in other types of light exercise after breast augmentation is important in order to prevent blood clots and promote proper healing. However, it’s equally important to avoid strenuous exercise for the first month after breast augmentation. You need to allow your incisions to heal with minimal interference.
Since every patient heals at a different rate, follow up with Dr. Lefkovits to determine when it would be safe for you to return to your regular exercise routine. Some patients can resume normal exercise levels earlier, while others may need to wait a bit longer.
When you are transitioning back into exercise, take care to avoid upper body work outs that activate your pectoral muscles, especially if your breast implants were placed under the muscle. This area should be allowed to heal for at least for to six weeks before it is put to serious use again. Start with lower body workouts, and adjust the intensity of your workout depending on how you feel. Listen to your body, and slowly build back up to the exercise level you were at before. Diving right back into your routine with the same intensity you had before may harm the weakened tissues that are trying to heal.
If you have further questions about exercise after breast augmentation, please contact Park Plaza Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with New York City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.