Exercise with Breast Implants

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If you’re like some women in Phoenix, you’re considering a breast augmentation, but you’re also worried about how breast implants will affect your exercise routine. The good news is that in the long run, a breast enlargement will likely not affect your ability to engage in the physical activities you love.

Before your breast enlargement, we will walk you through what you can expect after your procedure. This conversation will include instructions on how you should handle exercise after receiving breast implants. If you follow these instructions you’ll be enjoying the bright Phoenix sun while exercising just as you did before your breast enlargement.

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Short-Term Limitations After Your Breast Enlargement

One thing you can expect after your breast augmentation is a brief period of rest and recuperation. This is a crucial aspect of the recovery process from your breast enlargement, and it’s important that you not push yourself in the days immediately following the procedure. Spend a day or two just relaxing.

After you’ve spent a day or two resting, you should get up and begin to move around. Nothing too intense: short walks, limited arm movements, nothing that strains your pectoral muscles. This enhances blood flow and speeds the healing process.

About three weeks after your breast enlargement you can begin including exercises that are designed to strengthen your upper body, though you should again refrain from straining your chest.

Most patients have their exercise restrictions lifted after about the fourth week and start ramping up to their usual routines. Consult with our team before taking this step.

An Active, Healthy, Post-Breast Enlargement Lifestyle

Once your exercise restrictions are lifted and you’re cleared to resume a full exercise regimen, you can do so without any fear. Your breast implants will not be damaged by vigorous exercise, although in rare cases involving competitive weight-lifting or other sports, displacement or rotation may occur. You will likely experience a period of adjustment when you return to your former activities. Swimmers report some change in buoyancy and resistance after receiving breast implants, and runners will have to adjust to a new body balance.

If you are a runner, a supportive sports bra will be quite helpful after your breast enlargement. Before the procedure, you will have many breast implant options, including size. If your running is a priority, you might want to consider a slightly smaller size.
Most patients don’t take long to adjust to their new size and shape.

If you’re a Phoenix, Arizona woman considering a breast enlargement, please contact our office today to arrange a consultation.

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We want you to get the most out of your consultation. If at all possible, it is best to make arrangements for small children to stay home rather than having them join us for your appointments.