When to Start Basic Cardio Exercises After Breast Augmentation?
- Asked by SoCalfitgirl in Southern California
- 4 years ago
I'mplanning on having a breast augmentation soon, but I work out 6 days a week and will go crazy if I can't do any cardio exercises for longer than 2 weeks. I take a lot of spin classes, kickboxing, running, weight classes and other basic cardio like the eliptical. Approximately how soon after the procedure can I start doing these activities, specifically the spin classes (indoor cycling) and basic cardio? Any ideas?
Exercise after Breast Augmentation
The hardest thing for most of my patients to do is first, find a time when they can slow down long enough to have the procedure and recover, and second, give up exercise while they heal. For those of us who love to work out, it's incredibly difficult to put your training regimen on the back burner immediately after surgery.
I recommend that patients keep their heart rates and blood pressure down for 3-weeks post op to minimize bruising and swelling. As you've already seen from the doctors replying to your question, there is a large range of "answers" to this question though. You and your surgeon should work together to come up with a post-op plan that you both can live with. You need a plan that will keep your healing and your sanity on track and your surgeon is in the best position to help you achieve that.
Exercising after surgery
Physically active patients want to know "when can I start to work out?" We advise patients to give your body adequate time to heal. This time frame is different for each person. We recommend slowing building your routine back up at around 2 weeks. This means start with walking and see how you feel. At 6 weeks you may begin your regular activities, remembering to listen to your body, stop if you feel discomfort.
Be Well and Good Luck!
Exercise post op
I always suggest that patients not undertake a formal exercise regimen for four weeks post operatively but you can walk as much as you like as of the day of surgery. Best of luck.
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When to start cardio exercises post breast augmentation
Our office takes care of many triathletes, and fitness people. We try and get them back to the gym as soon as is safe. At each visit we will tell the patient what their exercise tolerance should be.
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Exercising After Breast Augmentation
One of the key elements is that one must limit exercising immediately post op after any type of procedure including breast augmentation. I allow my patients to resume light exercise 10-14 days after and then resume most physical exercise (the heart rate above 100) at 3 weeks.
Return to activity after breast augmentation
Two weeks is likely the minimum activity restriction following breast augmentation to lower the riks of bleeding and implant displacement.
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Back to the Gym After Surgery
Most patients can resume light exercise about a 1-2 weeks after surgery. This gets us out of the high-risk period for hematomas (bleeding complications).
There are some caviots. First, I do not recommend any impact aerobic exercise for at least 3 weeks. This includes running. Non-impact cardio (eliptical, stationary bikes) can be started earlier as long it is not vigorous. I would avoid strenuous cardio (including spinning) for 3 weeks.
As far a weights go, I recommend avoiding chest exercises for at least 3-4 weeks, this included pilates, especially if your implant is under the muscle.
Exercise after breast augmentation.
1) We aim for very quick recovery after breast augmentation. In our Manhattan practice, I would tell someone like you to exercise freely after one week but to avoid pressure on your chest for two weeks.
2) Other surgeons have different techniques and different protocols. That's why this is a bit of an art.
Exercise after breast augmentation
You can resume low impact cardio exercise about 3-4 days after breast augmentation. Elliptical machine, stationery bike(spinning), stair machine are all reasonable devices to try as there will be little impact and pain associated with these activities. Do not use your arms at all on the elliptical and avoid the desire to use the handle bars during spinning. Running on a treadmill or on the street may be too uncomfortable for the first couple of weeks. Avoid weight lifting with your arms for 4-6 weeks also.
Exercise after breast augmentation
I recommend no exercise for 3 days. Then avoid exercises which directly require the upper extremities and avoid bouncing for three weeks. Yes to spinning, leg exercises in machines, walking (inclined) some of the elipses. No to jogging, horses, motorcycles or step class.
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