What is the usual recovery time after breast implants and when can you resume physical labor?
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Recovery time after breast augmentation
Breast augmentation Recovery
Horseback Riding After Breast Augmentation
Due to the bouncing nature of this activity and the real risk of bottoming out due to an immature capsule, in our practice we suggest a 6 week recovery before horseback riding, jogging, upper body weight lifting, etc. This is purely subjective but has worked well for our patients.
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Recovery after breast augmentation
Recovery after breast augmentation varies from patient to patient. In my practice most of patients return to normal, non strenuous activity, within 2-4 days and increase activity over time. I don't recommend any activity were you are jumping or bouncing, like horseback riding, for at least 3-4 weeks.
Activity after breast augmentation
Every surgeon will have slightly different instructions.
I recommend resumption of non-strenuous activity about 2-3 weeks after surgery. I think if you wait until 6 weeks after surgery to resume strenuous activity or high impact activity, you will limit your rate of complications.
In all cases, total recovery can take from 4-12 weeks. For breast augmentation, it's advisable for the patient o start integrating activities after the second week. Always follow your PS post op instructions.
Wait 3-4 weeks to ride horses after breast augmentation
Thank you for your question. Generally speaking I recommend the my patients wait 3-4 weeks after breast augmentation before riding horses. However it is dependent on how you feel and the type of breast augmentation that was done.
If you have breast implants placed under the muscle, sub-muscular breast augmentation, you should expect some discomfort when using your chest muscles when raining the horses. Recovery from breast implants placed beneath the breast is generally less
.The most important thing is to follow the advice of your plastic surgeon. Please choose a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who is experienced in breast implant surgery, and has an excellent reputation in your community.
Six weeks of recovery after breast augmentation
When to start riding
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