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  • NoMoreBoobEnvy
  • Maryland
  • 1 year ago

Ladies who have had a BA - how long after your surgery were you back to "pre-boob" strength and training? Thanks in advance! :)

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Hi. I'm new here. I have just scheduled my BA and lift for March 28th. I am a very active runner and rower. From what I have read and what my PS has told me, I am planning to take about 4 weeks off from running post-surgery. I am thinking I will need to wait at least 8, maybe 12 weeks before attempting to row again. I am so excited about the surgery, but just trying to get my mind around the fact that I will be inactive for at least a month. I wonder if taking short walks or light riding on my stationary bike will be OK after a few weeks. I'll have to listen to my body. I love this forum!
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I totally know how you feel, I'm having mine done on the 8th and I too am VERY active - my husband is a little worried how he'll cope with me not getting my FIX !! Ha ha Ill let you know what I do to satisfy my urges - from talking to others I think for the first 2 weeks we will be to sore to think about anything else but keeping ourselves healthy so we heal the best, after that will be interesting .... I'm thinking walks / and light bike work might be ok , best if luck with all your preparations xxxx
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Welcome!!! I think lower body workouts are ok after 3 weeks .. Double check with your PS about upper body workouts. Remember to let yourself heal and you will do great!! xoxo
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I'm sure after the 4-5 days of sloth like behavior a light walk will be welcomed by your body! :)
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Hi Mega, there are ladies here who underwent a BA and were up and running (with PS consent) within 3 weeks! I had to wait 5 having underwent a BA with Lift; I was able to Spin and do lower body problem free within 10 days! Good Luck! : )
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Thanks, Everyone! As my husband has been telling me, everyone should have the chance to be sloth-like for a little while! I have to keep reminding myself of that. Adiaphoria, I am also having a lift done, so I will probably wait 4-5 weeks before running. Melissa, good luck with your surgery. Let us know how everything goes.
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The great news about being fit prior to any surgery significantly aids in a speedier recovery and reduces complications. I took casual walks - a lot. It reminded me of when my kids were little and it would take us 45 minutes just to get around the block because they loved looking at every rock, flower, bug, dog, cat, etc ;) great way to get fresh air and be good to yourself. You are very smart about waiting to row! In the giant scheme of things, this is a very short time to be off. It will go by fast and you'll be back out there before you know it. Good luck on your upcoming surgery!
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Oh, forgot to say my BA was 12/13/12.
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Thanks! Mine was 12/26. One of the best days of my life ha ha ha! =)
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Haha, agreed! Best Christmas yet!
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Actually played in my first game yesterday instead of last week. As I noted before, I had rotator cuff surgery last fall for a massive tear so I've been waiting for "all parts" to heal :) I felt great at the game and the only weird sensation was on a full out sprint, I felt like I could feel the implants move a little odd. It may be the pec muscles still figuring out how they are supposed to move now. I also want to buy a different sports bra. I don't like the moving comfort ones I bought; way too much fabric and its like a girdle for the girls - too constricting!! I'm a 34D now and felt like those bras were enough support for a triple F. Any suggestions are appreciated! I strongly recommend waiting to get out there full tilt until you feel really ready. Ease into the exercise - I started light running at the 4 week mark but didn't take on strength training, Pilates (laying face down was freaking me out) and sprinting until this last week. My legs are sore as hell today but its a good sore :))
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Thanks for the update! I will be 7 weeks this Wednesday and last night I finally had a light workout consisting of jogging (a little) fast walking, squats, step up and walking forward lunges. I feel ok so I will do that a few times a week and at 8 weeks I will start increasing things are probably start riding horses again. :)
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Congratulations!!
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Honestly, it is amazing what a difference a few days can make. My PS recommended 6 weeks to wait before running or any other "jiggling" activities.Me being me, I ran again at 5 weeks Post-Op; girls tightly bound it was still slightly uncomfortable. AT week 6, BIG difference, less discomfort and by week 8 none whatsoever. Still have one hurdle, PECKS...have yet to really undertake a Peck workout. Lucky you, horses! ; )
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Hey 2B, yay for you! nothing like a DOMS to really feel satisfied after a workout ; ) I too no longer like my moving comfort bra...loved it pre-op...now my Champion (that left me with nasty cuts from chaffing pre-op) fits like a dream?! My PS did mention to make sure I had ample support. As he put, not supporting the girls properly will only lead to another surgery...gravity will be gravity...gotta love physics ; )
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Aw thx! Next week I will be 8 weeks post op so I will definitely start riding lightly and doing some lower body and at 12 weeks - all things will resume as normal including starting lifting weights (chest too) but lightly.
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Yes what is a speedy recovery ..... As I'm a runner , but I was worried increasing my BP might increase risk on infection or complication ect , love to hear your story , x
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Melissa - I was told to not raise my BP for at least 2 weeks post op and not to engage my pec muscles for months lol. I can do squats and lower body, but I have not pushed myself nor do I want to .. I'm 7 weeks post op tomorrow .. by 8 weeks post op I will resume riding horses (you don't use your chest muscles a lot) and at 12 weeks post op - I will then assume all things are normal. I have too much invested into myself to hurt myself or interfere with my healing. ;) xoxo
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I think if you had on a good sports bra (or 2) you could start lightly running by the 3rd week - check with your PS! :)
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Playing in my first soccer game since the surgery tomorrow night. Nervous but ready!!
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how did it go?
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How many weeks since your BA?
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I am trying to schedule my BA for end of March and this is such a huge concern for me as well. I would seriously book the procedure for as soon as possible if it wasn't for the hindrance of the recovery. My doctor also said to not fall for the 24hour recovery marketing gimmicks around and I agree with her because it's major surgery and any intense movement on your body while it's still fragile would increase risks for hemorrhage, hematomas etc
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I would plan on doing NOTHING for 1 week - I mean NOTHING - regardless if you are in pain or not. I didn't lift more than 5 pounds for 3 weeks and didn't do anything to get my BP up for 2 weeks. I took it easy despite having a VERY easy recovery. My energy levels were not right for several weeks post op but otherwise I did great. :)
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I started light stretching of my chest muscles the other day, plus some lower body exercises, again light. Feeling pretty good. I will wait until I am 8 weeks post op before I go full swing back into an exercise routine or start riding horses again. I'm nervous about falling off of a horse and having a rupture!
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