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0 Comment May 5, 2017

Can I work out after a breast augmentation surgery?

If you are a health enthusiast and you have gone through a breast augmentation surgery, you might wonder how soon you can be able to exercise after surgery. During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will tell you how long it will take you to recover from the surgery. That’s why this moment is very important before you decide if you would undergo or not.

While the surgery itself will not take that long, the recovery period might, especially the first week. When a breast implant is inserted, it is placed either above or below the pectoralis major muscle. When it comes to returning to exercise post-surgery, the location of the implant is very important.

When the implant is placed below the muscle, the muscle of the chest is detached from its insertion at the inferior border of the chest. The pectoralis major tends to retract significantly after it is detached from the lower portion of the breast. If you perform cardio, weight training, or any form of exercise before the advised period, this results in longer recovery time for the implant under the muscle to heal.

Do not be hardheaded thinking that you can because you don’t feel any pain anymore. Even if you don’t feel any complications and you will completely normal after the surgery or even after a few days, it is always important to listen to your surgeon. They have been in the industry for years and have seen patients who do not follow the recovery instructions. You surely do not want to return for a revision, right?

Nevertheless, with enough recovery time, you should be able to return to exercising normally. While there may be a decrease in post-surgery performance with certain types of workout such as chest exercises, rest assured that the surgeon’s recommendations are only for your best interest.

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