Usually need 4 - 6 weeks before participating in activities where the breast bounce up and down.
The one part of breast augmentation that is difficult to control is the formation of the capsule around the implant. I instruct all of my submuscular breast augmentation patients to avoid any activity that causes a jack hammer effect. It is the over and over impact of the implant against the forming capsule and breast tissue that can cause implant malposition. I generally restrict activities such as high impact aerobics and jogging for hte first 4 - 6 weeks.
Wait 2-3 weeks after breast implants before running and wear a sports bra
I ask my patients to wait 2-3 weeks before running after breast augmentation with breast implants. Be sure to ask your surgeon and follow his/her advice.Running after breast implants will not hurt the implant. My concern is that the weght of the implant bouncing against the lower breast skin over time could cause the implant to stretch the skin and have the implant move down too far.Wearing a supportive jogging bra solves this potential problem and should prevent "bottoming out"...
We often get very fit patients in our office. We usually take into consideration the patient's lifestyle. Post operatively we usually have our patients wear a sports bra for uniform compression. We will guide our patients' increase in physical activity as we see them in our office after surgery. Usually running/jogging is at 8 weeks. A good sports bra is needed for this type of activity.
Thank you for the question.
Yes, you will be able to run after breast augmentation surgery without affecting the breast implants.
As you plan the operation, communicate with your plastic surgeon about your size goals. Make sure you take into consideration your lifestyle and athletic activities.
In my practice I find the use of goal pictures to be very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or “C cup” or...
Running and exercise will not affect breast implants
There should never be a trade-off between living fully and doing the things you want to do and cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic improvements should enhance your quality of life and make you feel able to take on challenges. Recreational running and competitive running are possible after breast augmentation and will not affect your result or the life of the breast implants. I see many runners in my practice as I am a competitive runner as well and some are troubled by a very small breast, and fewer...
You can certainly run after breast implant surgery
There is no reason why you couldn't run after a breast augmentation-- just listen to your doctor's instructions regarding activity restrictions during the healing period (usually a few weeks or so) and once he gives you the go-ahead, you should be fine.
Gravity, motion, and skin stretch obviously have some effect on breast skin. Huge breast implants in pendulous breasts without a bra while jogging would have more of an effect than would small implants in firm breasts with a good bra.
The bottom line is that running is so good for one's health and mind that I would never advice someone interested in running to skip it for the sake of their breasts. Just wear a good bra and enjoy yourself.
Yes, you can run with implants.
I generally advise patients to wear a strongly supportive "jog" bra. In individuals who have larger implants (for example orver 350), I typically recommend that they consider wearing up to 2 jog bras especially if considering horseback riding or more vigorous activites.
Running & Physical Activity in the Immediate PostOp Period has the Potential to Cause the Breast to Bottom Out
Recovery varies from patient to patient following breast augmentation surgery. We generally recommend that patients avoid strenuous activities including running for at least six weeks following surgery.
Running in the immediate post-operative period has the potential to cause the breast to bottom out. The constant bouncing of the implants within a freshly formed breast pocket can cause the pocket to expand inferiorly. Capsule formation acts to stabilize the implant pocket, but may take...