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What Specific Upper Body Exercises Should I Avoid After a Breast Revision & Capsulorrhaphy? (photo)

I had saline sub-glandular implants replaced with silicone sub-muscular implants, internal bra due to shifting, and liposuction in the axilla/underarm areas 7 weeks ago. I know I can't do flys or probably bench presses, but are there any other exercises I should avoid at this stage or going forward? Dips, pull downs or anything overhead seems like it will be difficult, even though they do isolate the chest muscles. Also, what about sleep? When can i sleep on my stomach or side again? Thank you!

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Exercise after breast revision

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First,

you should check in and take the advise from your surgeon. he/she knows exactly what was done and will have specific concerns. Since you have gone through a revision I would be particularly cautious and err on the side of being conservative. therefore I would recommend avoiding upper arm or chest training until 3 months after surgery. Good luck.

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Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Activities after surgery

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Avoid activities that make the breasts bounce up and down for the first 6 weeks.  In all cases follow the advise of your plastic surgeon.  

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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What Specific Upper Body Exercises Should I Avoid After a Breast Revision & Capsulorrhaphy

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I would avoid anything that flexes the pectoral muscles for 6 months, but best advice will come from your surgeon. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Patients are allowed to return to full activity four weeks after breast augmentation.

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Your surgeon is responsible for dictating the terms of convalescence. In my practice I think patients are healed well enough to resume full activity in about four weeks.

Web reference: http://www.zubowicz.com/subpag,13-atlanta-breast-augmentation.htm

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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