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How quickly can I return to exercise after breast augmentation?

How quickly can I return to exercise after breast augmentation?

That depends...: It depends mostly on what your plastic surgeon recommends. Typically most patients can return to full exercise without restrictions after six weeks. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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How soon after breast surgery can I shower?

How soon after breast surgery can I shower?

Depends: Ask your surgeon. This will depend on the type of breast surgery that you are having. ...Read more

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How long should i stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

How long should i stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

Mild or weight train: Mild exercise can be performed up to the day of surgery but if patients are actively body building or weight training their pectoralis muscles, I often suggest they refrain for three weeks pre-operatively to avoid excessive vascularity of the muscle. After surgery aggressive contraction of the pectoralis may distort the appearance of implants placed under the muscle. http://youtu.be/UKLjD3DQK3U ...Read more

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How long after breast lift and implants do I have to wait to workout?

How long after breast lift and implants do I have to wait to workout?

Ask Surgeon.: The only resource that you should heed is your plastic surgeon,  who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing ( in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout? .

When can I exercise after chin augmentation? How long do I have to wait after chin augmentation before i can go to the gym for a workout?

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Often : Often i will be performing liposuction of the neck at the same time as the chin augmentation. I make my patients wear a chin strap for the first week to help limit swelling and assist skin contraction. I generally ask patients after chin auentation to wait 1-2 weeks to raise blood pressure with exercise. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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How soon after my surgery can I start wearing a breast prosthesis?

How soon after my surgery can I start wearing a breast prosthesis?

Depends: That really depends on what kind of surgery you had. Generally speaking healing takes 4-6 weeks. If you had a mastectomy you should be good to go by then. Radiation may change that answer. There are a lot of variables! ...Read more

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How can I gain weight after breast lump surgery?

How can I gain weight after breast lump surgery?

Unrelated: A lumpectomy is an out-patient operation usually under twilight anesthesia; it usually takes about 30 minutes. It should have no effect on weight gain. ...Read more

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How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

How soon after getting breast implants can you go swimming?

Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best ( for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read more

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How long after getting a breast augmentation/implants can I go back to work?

How long after getting a breast augmentation/implants can I go back to work?

Days to weeks: Tiem to return to work and daily activities depends on how physically demanding the job is, whether implants are under the muscle, and other factors. For most patients recovery is about a week but heavy exertion should be avoided for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation can you drink alcohol?

How long after breast augmentation can you drink alcohol?

Alcohol;augmentation: Alcohol consumption after any surgical procedure is dependent on the type of procedure, antibiotic use ; pain medication use. For breast augmentation some patients will also use a muscle relaxant for a few days. Majority of my breast augmentation patients are allowed to imbibe alcohol in moderation usually after the first week or so of surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon for specific advice. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight after delivery and now breast feeding?

How can I lose weight after delivery and now breast feeding?

Same as everyone: The "lose 3500 calories to drop a pound" idea now is overly simplistic. Disappointing reality is that when you begin to lose weight, your metabolism slows, hormonal &neurologic changes occur. The greater the progress you make the tougher it gets to lose more pounds--your body tries to defend its weight! You have to eat even fewer calories to maintain rate of loss. Ref: Washington Post, 7/29/2 ...Read more

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How will I feel emotionally after a breast reduction?

How will I feel emotionally after a breast reduction?

:) :( : Your response to a breast reduction can be elation, depression, excitement, disappointment, self-confidence, security, relief, pain, and a whole host of other emotional ups and downs. It really depends on your expectations as well as your emotional state prior to surgery as well as your support systems. ...Read more

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How will it feel before and after a breast reduction?

How will it feel before and after a breast reduction?

Different: Honestly you know how it feels before, you will be sore for several weeks afterward, but that will fade. Assuming no problems, and generally there aren't, whatever drove you to consider it should be better, such as back pain, ect. ...Read more

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How long will I be off work after breast augmentation?

How long will I be off work after breast augmentation?

Depends on work: Heavy lifting and exertion are commonly to be avoided for the first couple of weeks. If that is not part of your work, then several days to return to full, normal daily activities. Common sense in listening to your body is important, and you should carefully follow your surgeon's recommendations which will be based on your personal case and situation. ...Read more

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How long after a 1st trimester abortion can I have breast augmentation?

How long after a 1st trimester abortion can I have breast augmentation?

Probably 4-6 months: I would recommend waiting a minimum of 3 months and many would advise 6 months to allow your metabolism to return to baseline. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery would I have to rest before working again?

How long after breast augmentation surgery would I have to rest before working again?

What type of work?: Desk work can resume a few days to a week after breast augmentation. Heavy or repetitive lifts may have to wait several weeks. Check with your plastic surgeon for details. ...Read more

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How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should arise, you would want to be able to obtain treatment quickly from the surgeon who treated you as opposed to someone in a different state who doesn't know exactly what was done and how. Be conservative, especially with this investment in your health. ...Read more

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How long after breast surgery can I go pool?

How long after breast surgery can I go pool?

Ask Surgeon.: The only resource that you should heed should be your plastic surgeon,  who knows exactly what was done, how you are progressing, what you are planning on doing ( in terms of exercise etc.) and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

How long before breast augmentation do I have to stop smoking?

Quit smoking: Smoking puts you at unnecessary risk for complications of surgery. Quit for 3 weeks before surgery and at least 6 weeks after surgery, for the best results. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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How long should i stop exercise before breast augmentation surgery?

Mild or weight train: Mild exercise can be performed up to the day of surgery but if patients are actively body building or weight training their pectoralis muscles, I often suggest they refrain for three weeks pre-operatively to avoid excessive vascularity of the muscle. After surgery aggressive contraction of the pectoralis may distort the appearance of implants placed under the muscle. http://youtu.be/UKLjD3DQK3U ...Read more

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I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

Probably not: Most insurance plans don't cover breast augmentation. For the specifics of your coverage, call your insurance company. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

What are longterm complications and side effects of a breast augmentation?

Many but +outweigh-: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant exposure/extrusion/rupture overcorrection/undercorrection, contour irregularity, capsular contracture, distortion with muscular contraction, interference with oncologic evaluation of the breast, interference with nipple sensation, nursing or aging, etc. ...Read more

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What is stem cell breast augmentation?

What is stem cell breast augmentation?

Fat Transfer: "stem cell" breast augmentation is really no more than fat transfer to the breast. There can be stem cells that are harvested along with the fat, but the majority is still fat. Some of this fat goes away after the injection, but that also means that some survives permanently. ...Read more

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Does breast augmentation affect subsequent pregnancy?

NO: Breast augmentation will not prevent you from becoming pregnant or giving birth. The ability to breast feed is not always an easy task, even in the unoperated woman. Breast augmentation will not permanently interrupt milk ducts, however there is a 3 to 5% chance of decreased nipple sensation after augmentation. This could theoretically make breast feeding more difficult. ...Read more

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Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Is it okay to sleep on your tummy after breast augmentation surgery?

Eventually.: You should be able to sleep on your abdomen after breast augmentation surgery. For some patients this may take 2 to 3 months before they feel comfortable doing so. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation : Most women describe breast augmentation pain as similar to a good chest workout at the gym. Narcotic pain medicine is usually taken for a day or two, then a lot of women will switch to Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Early stretching and lifting the arms makes recovery quicker and manageable. ...Read more

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Yes, but...: There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed. ...Read more

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Are there long term consequences to breast augmentation surgery?

Yes: You will have positive self pride feelings as well as the obvious physical changes. You should be prepared to receive compliments and increased attention in your physical appearance for awhile. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation surgery?

1-2 weeks.: Recovery varies by patient and implant placement technique, but usually takes 1-2 weeks. You may be able to resume normal non-strenuous activity sooner. ...Read more

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How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should arise, you would want to be able to obtain treatment quickly from the surgeon who treated you as opposed to someone in a different state who doesn't know exactly what was done and how. Be conservative, especially with this investment in your health. ...Read more

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Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

No real difference: We have found in our office no real difference between incisions. Patients will usually have incisional pain, and also discomfort from muscle stretch. This is usually well tolerated. Some patients may benefit from a pain pump placed in surgery. It instills numbing medicine over a few days and patients have less pain. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more