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How quickly can I return to exercise after breast augmentation?

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Dr. Charles Garramone
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: That depends...

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

In brief: That depends...

It depends mostly on what your plastic surgeon recommends.
Typically most patients can return to full exercise without restrictions after six weeks.
Dr. Charles Garramone
Dr. Charles Garramone
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recovery

The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire.
Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.

In brief: Recovery

The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire.
Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html.
Dr. Dennis Dass
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Dr. William Adams
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Exercise after aug

You may begin walking the next day but full activity will take about two weeks.
Each individual is different and your doctor will help with this decision.

In brief: Exercise after aug

You may begin walking the next day but full activity will take about two weeks.
Each individual is different and your doctor will help with this decision.
Dr. William Adams
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Dr. Michael Kulick
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Breast augmentation

Good question !! The key is your safety.
If return to exercise too soon, it can cause an increase in swelling and worst case scenario, a hematoma. So, best to consult with your plastic surgeon as to when you can return to exercise. Usually, it's about 6-8 weeks after placing an implant under the muscle. Less recovery time if you place the implant under just the breast tissue.

In brief: Breast augmentation

Good question !! The key is your safety.
If return to exercise too soon, it can cause an increase in swelling and worst case scenario, a hematoma. So, best to consult with your plastic surgeon as to when you can return to exercise. Usually, it's about 6-8 weeks after placing an implant under the muscle. Less recovery time if you place the implant under just the breast tissue.
Dr. Michael Kulick
Dr. Michael Kulick
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 3-7 days

For a subglandular augmentation patients may resume low impact exercise immediately, and regular exercise with a proper bra within the first week.

In brief: 3-7 days

For a subglandular augmentation patients may resume low impact exercise immediately, and regular exercise with a proper bra within the first week.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 2 weeks

Most exercise can be resumed in 2 weeks.

In brief: 2 weeks

Most exercise can be resumed in 2 weeks.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Pecs 6wks, legs now

Depends on type of exercise: walking, lower body-- right away flys pecs-- 6 wks best yoga-- desirable and in about one wk.

In brief: Pecs 6wks, legs now

Depends on type of exercise: walking, lower body-- right away flys pecs-- 6 wks best yoga-- desirable and in about one wk.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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