Working out post breast implant surgery
3 post breast augmentation questions answered:
Breast implant surgery at SpaMedica in Toronto
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures in North America. Breast implants are used to augment the volume, proportion, and shape of your breasts. While typically made of silicone gel or saline water, breast augmentation can also be performed using your own fat tissue—known as fat grafting. Regardless of the pre-op choices you’re thinking of making, however, it’s completely natural to have questions about life after breast enlargement surgery, as well as breast augmentation post-op care. Because many patients happen to be among the fit and health conscious, questions about working out post-op are commonplace. Here, we scratch the surface with three post-op breast augmentation questions answered:
- Can I run safely with breast implants?
If you’re a runner, you’re all too aware of the sensation of this high impact exercise. While there aren’t any real downsides for runners who opt for breast enlargement surgery, it’s necessary to take several weeks off during the recovery process. It may also be wise to opt for implants that don’t interfere with the arm motion of running. Dr. Mulholland will take measurements to determine the proper width. Going for a D cup or smaller is advised, or a C cup if you’re a competitive athlete. It all depends on your personal goals and desires!
- What are best practices for working out after breast augmentation?
While it can be hard to take the necessary post breast augmentation care steps and take time off until you’re completely healed, it’s important to do so. Dr. Mulholland will give you the OK once you’re ready to get back at it. When you do start again, always be sure to listen to your body and don’t force anything, especially upper body exercises. Your post breast augmentation workout plan should be focused on easing back into things carefully, as you may not be operating at your previous level of fitness immediately. But you’ll get there! Breast augmentation patients can typically return to a full exercise and work-out routine 6 weeks post op.
- Can breast implants shift around after implantation?
Running itself will not damage your implants. After all, they’re built to last! Although rare, there is a potential long-term risk for skin stretching post breast augmentation in devoted runners, due to the extra weight. This can be offset, however, by finding the best sports bra post-op and wearing it religiously when you run. Even if you’re not exercising, a quality bra with support will postpone any sagging. Many find that an encapsulation-style bra with a separate cup for each breast works in their favour.
To get answers to all your breast augmentation post-op care questions, schedule a consultation at SpaMedica in Toronto. Our knowledgeable staff would be delighted to help you!