A common concern for those seeking breast augmentation is when they will be able to resume exercising after surgery. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide you with a personalized surgical plan with your estimated recovery time and a recommended timeline of when you can get back to the gym. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Exercise Following Breast Augmentation
After undergoing breast augmentation, women who are accustomed to an active lifestyle may find the downtime to be difficult. Recovery time following breast augmentation can vary depending on the extent of the patient’s case. Generally, it takes 1 to 2 weeks before individuals can start carrying out light tasks. Most bruising and swelling should be gone within 3 to 4 weeks. The final results of the procedure may take anywhere from 6 to 12 months to become completely visible. If a more extensive operation such as a mommy makeover or breast augmentation with a lift was performed, the recovery period will be longer. It is necessary to avoid exerting yourself, including lifting heavy objects, for up to two months. Light, low-impact activities and walking can be resumed prior to this, depending on your body’s natural healing time. Your doctor will provide you with information on the amount of rest required and helpful recommendations for a rapid recovery.
Risk of Rushing Your Recovery
While it is physically possible to return to your workout regimen shortly following a breast augmentation, it could result in severe complications, such as:
- Tearing open incisions and sutures
- Nerve or muscle damage
- Delayed healing, longer periods of pain, and swelling
- Breast implant displacement or rupture
- The asymmetric appearance of the breasts
- Requirement for revision surgery
A qualified surgeon will outline the potential limitations that may follow your breast augmentation surgery and explain the post-operative care necessary to make sure you are fully informed and ready for the recovery period. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
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