Will Push-ups and Body Weight Exercises Cause Lateral Displacement?

I have had my breast implants for 1 year, and for the past 3 months I have been doing crossfit which includes pushups, and body weight chest exercises like dips on gymnastic rings. Will this cause lateral displacement of my implant? (ps.I am not doing bench presses)

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Lateral displacement and Exercise

It is possible that strenuous muscle exercise can lead to lateral displacement, but it is unlikely. Consult with your surgeon as he or she knows the specifics about you and the surgery.

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Exercises that cause lateral displacement of implants

Major pectoral muscle movements such as the ones you describe do have the possiblity of displacing implants, though in my experience this only occurs in a small number of people. Keep in mind, though, that if you are unfortunate enough to be in that small percentage of people, it's not easily correctable.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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Implant displacement

Lateral displacement of implants is often due to the pocket being too large.  It is not impacted by exercise like push-ups.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Implant displacement

If implants are placed under the (pectoral) muscle it is possible for the implant to move laterally with muscle contraction. This however should not cause serious problems, but for those who do not like this effect and want to avoid it, the implant can be placed above the muscle.

Hope that helps.

Dana Khuthaila, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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