I have been really enjoying my water aerobics class and I am really looking forward to returning post surgery. Just wondering how long I am going to have to be out. Thanks!
How Long Do I Have to Wait Before Resuming my Water Aerobics and Swimming After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Doctor Answers (5)
Resuming exercise after surgery
This is a question for your surgeon. Only he or she knows exactly how extensive your surgery was and how you are healing. So ask you doctor and follow that advice.
Water aerobics after breast reduction
I usually have patients wait a good 6-8 weeks before they restart vigorous activities. In addition, you want to make sure that you are completely healed before going into the water.
I would ask my patients to wait 6 weeks prior to resuming exercise, but each surgeon is different. You need to talk to your surgeon.
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Swimming after breast reduction
I prefer that my patients wait at least two weeks before returning to water activities, especially if it involves being in a public pool. You may need to wait longer depending on how you are healing. Follow-up with your plastic surgeon to discuss your specific post-operative activity restrictions.
Water Workouts After Breast Reduction Surgery?
Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery; this operation tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
Your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to returning to specific activities. He/she will know exactly how you are progressing and when it will be safe to come into contact with potentially unclean water.
Best wishes; hopefully you will be very pleased with the outcome of the procedure.
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