Exercises To Avoid After Breast Augmentation

Exercises To Avoid After Breast Augmentation

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Exercise is an integral part of people’s day-to-day life, allowing them to improve their overall health and wellbeing. It plays a critical role in healing and recovery after major surgery, such as spine surgery, tummy tuck, Breast Augmentation Miami, and Brazilian butt lift by increasing blood flow to the surgical site. 

However, experienced cosmetic surgeons recommend avoiding heavy exercises after breast augmentation to reduce the risk of complications. Therefore, not rushing back to the gym for strenuous activity is wise. 

Consulting your surgeon is an excellent way to know what exercises to avoid after breast augmentation. Your surgeon will tell you how to get back to your exercise regimen while maintaining the health of your breasts during the rehabilitation period. Read on! 

Chest exercises to avoid after breast augmentation

Chest exercises are an excellent way to strengthen your breast muscles and make them appear more beautiful. However, this is not the case with breast augmentation, meaning you must avoid exercises like dips, pull-ups, push-ups, Pilates, and specific yoga poses that put pressure on your chest. 

In addition, avoid swinging a tennis racquet or a golf club within the first 3-4 weeks of the recovery period. Don’t use an elliptical trainer with arm attachment because this can put immense pressure on your chest. That way, you can avoid implants dropping or being displaced. 

After three weeks, you can resume sexual activity to have some pleasure with your partner and burn a few calories. If you feel discomfort in your breast after 3-4 weeks, it is best to avoid upper body strength training, swimming, and running for a few more weeks. 

How long after a breast augmentation can you exercise?

Many women ask: How long after the breast surgery can I exercise? Remember, this is an important question because most women fear that not performing the exercise will cause them to gain weight and affect their body’s overall appearance. 

Even if you want to exercise, you should start light walking after the surgery to maintain blood circulation throughout your body. However, you must avoid strenuous activity and ensure taking short walks from one room to another in your home. Most surgeons recommend taking short walks every other hour. 

That way, you can prevent blood clots and other problems. Once your breast tissues start to heal or mature, usually after two weeks, you can begin to perform light cardiovascular exercises, such as walking on a treadmill or slight jogging. 

Ensure you wear a sports bra during exercise to prevent your breasts from heavy movement. Anyway, you can resume all kinds of exercise or physical activities after six weeks. 

What happens if you exercise too soon after breast augmentation?

Most women believe that exercise can accelerate the recovery process during the rehabilitation period. Although this is true up to some extent, you must perform light exercises and avoid strenuous activities. 

On the other hand, performing heavy exercises, such as weightlifting, jogging, or running, can take a massive toll on your breasts and increase the risk of complications. 

In simple words, working out too soon can shift your implants and make your breasts appear more asymmetrical. In addition, strenuous activity after breast augmentation increases swelling, inflammation, and bruising. 

However, you can use a stationary bike or cycling machine in your home after 3-4 weeks to improve blood flow to your breast muscles and tissues. That way, you can speed up the process. So, the general rule of thumb is to rest during the first 3-4 weeks and start light exercises after this period to achieve your goals. 

Talk to your surgeon about which specific exercises are safe for you to do after breast augmentation surgery

Breast augmentation is an advanced cosmetic procedure that can improve your upper body’s appearance. However, you must follow your health provider’s instructions to achieve desired results. Consult your surgeon to know what exercises are beneficial and dangerous. 

Because implants sit under your chest muscles, exercises that involve downward and outward contraction can put pressure on your breasts. So, this can result in implants dropping or becoming displaced. Your surgeon’s guidelines can help you prevent unpleasant situations after your Breast Augmentation Miami. Contact us today for more information. 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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