While you might be eager to get back to your normal exercise routine after breast augmentation, it is important to take it slow and allow your body the time it needs to rest and recuperate. To help ensure a smooth, seamless recovery and optimal results, keep these tips in mind before hitting the gym after getting breast implants.
Check in With Your Plastic Surgeon
Before moving forward with a new level of physical activity after your breast enhancement procedure, check in with your plastic surgeon to make sure your recovery is on track. During your scheduled follow-up appointments, you will be able to discuss your specific exercise and recovery timeline in detail with your plastic surgeon.
Find a Sports Bra That Fits
Don’t buy too many new bras too soon, as your breast size and shape will continue to change over the coming weeks and months.
You might find that your old sports bras fit too tightly with your new implants, so you may have to go shopping for a few new ones before working out. Your sports bra shouldn’t feel uncomfortable, but it should provide adequate support.
Start with low-impact exercises such as yoga, Pilates, walking and swimming at first. Diving right into weight lifting and running after breast augmentation isn’t recommended. You’ll also want to avoid chest and arm workouts until your plastic surgeon gives you the green light on these types of workouts.
Listen to Your Body
If you are very sore or in pain during or after a particular work out, listen to those signals. Your body may be telling you to take your workout down a notch. Pushing yourself to do too much too soon can put your safety and the quality of your breast augmentation results at risk.
Following these tips can help keep your breast augmentation results in top shape. At Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery, we’ll guide you through each step of your breast augmentation process. Contact us online or call our office at 916-983-9895 to find out if breast augmentation is right for you.