Exercising After Breast Augmentation

Working out is a great way to achieve a slimmer shape. Unfortunately, it can make your breasts smaller too. Many women turn to breast augmentation to enhance their chests after achieving their fitness goals. If you’re considering joining their ranks, you’re probably wondering how it will impact your fitness regimen. Here’s what you need to know about post-surgery exercise:

  • Walk it out: Walking can improve your circulation and speed up your recovery after getting breast implants. That’s why it’s the first thing you should add back into your routine. Walking can also help mitigate your risk of complications like blood clots.
  • Prioritize your range of motion: Gentle, controlled range of motion exercises will go a long way when it comes to keeping everything from healing too tightly. For example, movements like raising your arms to put your hands on your head can help prevent scar tissue from becoming tethered. Ask your surgeon to demonstrate a few different options.
  • Hold off on high-impact: Easing back into exercise is the name of the game. That means high-impact workouts such as running, jumping, and burpees are off-limits for at least four to six weeks. They can strain your healing tissue and worsen your scars. This is not the time to push yourself in the gym. Give your body the time it needs to recover.
  • Wear the right bra: Did you know working out braless can be bad for your breasts? Over time, a lack of proper breast support during exercise can contribute to sagging. Not to mention that excessive breast movement may also cause discomfort and skin chafing. Choose a well-fitting sports bra that offers the right amount of hold for the type of workout and the size of your breasts. It’s an easy way to protect your results!

Get Your Personalized Post-Op Plan

These guidelines can help you plan your exercise routine. Of course, your unique needs might vary. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown will gladly give you individualized advice for resuming physical activity after your breast augmentation at Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center.

Call 702-260-7707 today to schedule your consultation in time for summer. Our office serves patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada.

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