The issue with horseback riding is the bounce. For this reason, I suggest you wait until 6 weeks, and remember to wear that special equestrian bra that you mentioned! However, you should ask your surgeon for their advice as it may be different.
It is important for you to discuss this further with
your Board Certified plastic surgeon to obtain more specific guidelines for
your post-op activities. If you were my patient, I would advise you to wait at
least three weeks to begin horseback riding, and then let pain be your guide.
Should you experience pain when riding, then stop, Wait a few days. Try again.
Always listen to your body. The equestrian bra will be helpful, though do avoid
wearing an underwire bra for at least six weeks.
The best advice is to do what your surgeon recommends as he is in the best position to know your individual case. But you can certainly ask him when he would recommend that you start riding and be a little more specific than "probably not." Good luck to you.
Thanks for your question!
My typical advice for my patients is that they should wait 3 weeks before resuming any vigorous exercise or heavy lifting. However, even though you no longer feel pain, you are still healing. For something as active as horseback riding, I would advise waiting 6 weeks. It's always better to be safe than sorry, in my opinion. Once you start horseback riding again, I think wearing that equestrian bra would still be a good idea.
Very nice result. You need to go with your surgeons advice. Ask him to be more specific than "probably not". I tell my patients not to do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for two weeks but we also have a lot of horseback riders here and I prefer them to wait a few more weeks. The saline implants will be more prone to the "water hammer" effect of the bouncing as well,so the use of good support is essential when you do resume riding.
If you were my patient, I wouldn't allow it for 6 weeks. You should follow the advice of your PS. Best.