How Soon is Too Soon to Have a Breast Augmentation After Having a Foot/ankle Ligament & Cartilage Repair Surgery?

I want to make sure I'm giving my body enough time to heal but now is a great time to my BA! My ankle surgery was 8 wks ago. According to my physical therapy orders the surgery on my ankle was a scope with Brostrom. I had cartilage & ligaments repaired. I’m out of the walking boot & off crutches; walking on my own with low impact. I'm just wondering if anytime now would be fine to have the BA or if I should wait longer to let my ankle/foot heal more before I would have the BA done.

Doctor Answers (13)

I think the timing of your surgery is fine

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Given that your ankle is now 2 months postop, as long as you do not require any upper extremity assist devices, like crutches, canes, or walkers, you should be fine to proceed with breast augmentation, and in fact, the timing may be ideal as you won't be able to do too much activity while your breasts recover.


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Breast Aug after ankle repair

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Now is OK as long as you don't require crutches any longer. We operated on a patient with a recent ankle repair just last week.

Lawrence Foster, MD
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
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Okay to proceed with breast augmentation eight weeks after uncomplicated ankle surgery.

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It sounds as though you are doing well after the ankle surgery. I see no reason not to proceed with breast augmentation provided it's okay with the orthopedist.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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I think it is safe to have your breast augmentation anytime now!  Recovering from breast augmentation should not prevent you from low impact rehabilitation for your ankle.  Best of luck! K. Roxanne Grawe MD Columbus Plastic Surgeon

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Hi and thanks for your question

8 weeks is a reasonable amount of time to heal. You can have your BA anytime now. SInce you have been relatively immobile for 8 weeks, you should speak to your doctor about the risk of DVT ( clot in the leg) especially if you have other risk factors such as smoking and the pill. One way of confirming whether you have a clot in the leg is to have an Ultrasound scan.

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