Many women who choose breast augmentation surgery are fit and enjoy an active lifestyle. One concern these women have is how soon they can get back to the gym or otherwise engage in regular exercise.
The honest answer is that everyone is different, and some women require more time than others to heal fully even if they are otherwise in excellent physical condition. Dr. George Lefkovits will evaluate your recovery at different points in the months following your breast augmentation and clear you for varying levels of activity as appropriate.
Although recovery is largely individual, there are some general guidelines you can expect to follow as you prepare to resume your regular fitness routine.
During the first two weeks, you should plan to take it easy. Some simple stretching and light walking should be the extent of your exercise.
By the third week following breast augmentation surgery, you may be able to add minimal cardiovascular exercise and lower-body workouts. At this stage, it is important to remember not to push your body too strenuously.
Even if you don’t feel discomfort, your breasts will continue to heal for months following your breast augmentation procedure. High-impact activities like running should be avoided until specifically cleared.
Over the following weeks, Dr. Lefkovits will gradually clear you to engage in a wider range of physical activities until you are ready to resume your pre-surgery routine, usually 6 weeks to three months after surgery.
A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a well-balanced diet is an excellent way to help your body recover following breast augmentation surgery, but it’s important to adhere to the limitations outlined by Dr. Lefkovits in order to heal fully and maximize the results of your procedure.