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Breast Aug Recovery: Activity

A Blog on Resuming your Normal Activities by Dr. Loftus

Knowing what to expect after breast augmentation can help you plan your return to daily activities more effectively. Because of all of the measures that we take to ensure comfort, many of our patients feel so good that they try to get back into their activities sooner than they should. It is important to give your body the break it needs to heal properly.

Fortunately, you will be able to be up and walking around the day of surgery. You can shower the day after surgery. Within a few days, you will be able to return to most of your normal activities. If you do not have a physically challenging job, you should be able to return to work within a few days to a week. However, it is important to limit strenuous activity.

You should not lift over ten pounds for 4 weeks (with the exception of children: it is ok to lift your kids). Do not exercise or do anything that may raise your blood pressure or cause you to break a sweat for 4 weeks after surgery. These activities may cause bleeding around the implant, requiring more surgery and a prolonged recovery. Avoid vigorous, repetitive activity like vacuuming for a month. You may drive when you are no longer taking narcotic pain medicines and feel safe to do so- usually around 2-5 days.

Light walking is okay as soon as you feel ready. You may start gentle range of motion exercises the day after surgery– these will help reduce stiffness. You may resume low impact cardio exercise after 4 weeks. Wait 6 weeks before returning to high impact activities or strength training. You will want to avoid resistance exercises of your chest or pectoral muscles up to 8 weeks.

Planning a vacation? You may fly 24 hours after surgery, but it is best to be fully healed before traveling for recreation. You will need to avoid hot tubs, pools, oceans and lakes for 4 weeks.

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Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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