Many women are eager to get back to their regular exercise schedules after breast augmentation, but it’s important to remember that your body needs time to rest and recover before jumping right back into your workouts. Follow these three simple tips to help you maximize your results and gradually reintroduce your body to exercise.
For most women, beginning light exercise around 3 weeks after breast augmentation can be a safe bet and shouldn’t negatively affect results. Start with brisk walking around the 3-week mark, and gradually increase your speed over the next few weeks, working up to a light jog around 6 weeks after your procedure.
At 6 weeks post-op, you should also be able to return to light weight lifting and other more strenuous exercises.
Don’t Overdo It
Even if you think you’re feeling up to lifting heavy weights, going for a long run or playing a strenuous sport, be careful not to try to do too much too soon. Throughout your breast enhancement recovery, remember to listen to your body, and don’t try to rush the healing process. Giving your body enough time to rest and recover after your breast augmentation will help you get the smooth, beautiful results you want with a much lower risk for complications.
Check in With your Cosmetic Surgeon
If you’re ever unsure about whether or not you’re ready to start a particular exercise after getting breast implants, consult your cosmetic surgeon. Together, you can devise a workout plan that fits your needs at every stage of your recovery.