Resuming Your Workout Routine After a Breast Revision

working-out-after-breast-revisionLet’s face it: after carefully considering and consulting with your doctor and finally going through with your breast augmentation, probably the last thing on your mind was the notion you might someday need a breast revision. And you certainly hadn’t planned on yet another several week long break in your workouts.  Unfortunately, here you are after your revision surgery wondering when you can just get back to your life. Dallas breast revision patients, take heart – the road to recovery isn’t as long as you may think.

How long do I have to wait before I can exercise?

Of course, everyone’s body is different. Your recovery may take more or less time than another woman. The most important thing is to be sensitive to your body and how it’s reacting to the specific revision you’ve had. That said, most women can resume exercise three to four weeks after surgery, though longer recovery times may be needed for certain types of implant repositioning. Be sure to consult with Dr. Schwartz to understand the specific needs in your case.

Are there any exercises I should avoid?

The main concern post-operation is overuse of the pectoral muscles. In particular, you should avoid the pushing or pulling of heavy objects and other movements that place strain on or significantly stretch the chest and back. Women needing to lift small children should take extra care when doing so. Since the majority of breast implants are placed under the pectoral muscles, they must be allowed to heal before being stressed to help prevent complications.

Leg-dominant exercises, like lunges, leg presses, and squats without weights are fine. Light cardio activities like walking, stationary cycling, and using an elliptical trainer without your arms are also permissible as long as bouncing type motions are avoided. Gradually building back up to your normal routine under Dr. Schwartz’s guidance to make sure the results of your breast revision remain everything you hoped they would be for years to come.

Call us at Robert Schwartz Plastic Surgery, your Dallas breast revision experts, today to learn more. We’re here to help! (972) 332-0103