Women undergoing breast surgeries wish to plan their post op recovery in advance and often wish to know how soon they can begin working out after a breast augmentation.
During a consultation with Mr. Ross and during your follow-up surgical visits you will be given individualised advice, including when you are able to work out after your breast surgery. Often it will depend on the extent of surgery, location of the implants and the type of implants.
The Implants Early Healing Stage
If implants are placed under the muscle it is important to rest the pec muscles for the first 4-6 weeks post op. Likewise if anatomical implants have been used then it is important to let the scarring around the implant to develop and for the capsule to form in an anatomical position.
Sometimes flexibility is required as healing and recovery after surgery cannot always be predicted and everyone is different.
For General Exercise After a Boob Job
As a general rule it is best to avoid exercise for the first 1-2 weeks following surgery. After this one can start exercising. The best initial exercises are leg-based exercises and cycling is often a good way to get back into the swing of things and engage in cardiovascular exercise.
Upper Body Exercise After Your Breast Augmentation
Exercises using the chest, shoulder and back muscles are best avoided for the first 2-4 weeks. After 4 weeks gently restarting your regular exercise is often possible.
Listen To Your Body
Your recovery, much like your surgery, is individualised. Even when you restart your normal exercise after your breast augmentation, you must listen to your body and allow yourself adequate healing time. You will not be able to do the same intensity workouts as pre op. Not only have you had time off but also you have had an operation and your tissues will remain inflamed for some months post op.
Side Effects To Expect
Often when getting back into exercise after a boob job, women find that breast implants can feel a different temperature and often can feel stretching pains especially towards the armpit. Chest pains around the inframammary incision are also common and these usually settle. After the 6-week stage you should be back to everything you normally do. You may still get some discomfort at this time. If you have any concerns you should contact Mr. Ross for advice.
Asking Questions During Your Journey
Throughout your cosmetic surgery journey you will be able to ask any queries you have. The process should be as simple and easy for you as possible. The question regarding exercise after a boob job is one of the most common questions in breast augmentation surgery, and although there is a lot of advice on the internet, it is important to discuss your individualised requirements with Mr Ross.