Thank you for your question. Every surgeon has slightly different post operative instructions and you should follow your surgeons instructions. Generally speaking you can resume exercise in 6 weeks.
If you are using either a mesh like Seri or an ADM like strattise I would be careful about excessive activities for the first 6 weeks. Your surgeon will certainly give you activities recommendations.
with your surgeon about the types of activities that are acceptable
post-surgery. It is important that you not engage in strenuous activities in
the first three (2-3) weeks after surgery. My own personal recommendations to my
patients are start walking as much as you want to, as soon as you want to. Then
progress as desired tohigh-reps, low-resistance exercises. Slowly progress for6 weeks, after which time there are no restrictions. I advise my patients torefrain from strenuous physical activitysuch as
heavy lifting with your arms or jogging for 6 weeks. Aerobic exercise will
raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your
result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell
you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! It is important that you follow your
doctor's instructions so that you get the best aesthetic results.
Great question. After the biological mesh, Strattice, Seri scaffolding has revascularized (i.e. incorporated with the breast flap), usually within 6 weeks, you should be able to advance your activities. Most women who need this operation are motivated to accept the convalescence period in order to get the long term benefits. Check with your PS, who is most qualified to set the timeline.
Absolutely. Our goal is to get you back to normal activities as soon as is safely possible. I'm assuming that you are talking about mesh with an implant.
Mesh and dermal matrix products are used to stabilize the
implant and minimize long-term complications.As a revision patient you have a higher chance of having another
revision in the future and therefore would follow your board certified plastic
surgeon’s instructions.Once cleared by
your plastic surgeon, you will be able to run and exercise again.This can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks
depending on what procedure is performed.Good Luck.