Walking after breast augmentation. Any suggestions?
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Take a hike
As long as your are not vomiting and sick to your stomach, getting up and walking is great for your body, especially after minor surgery. I have my patients start walking the day of surgery. This will reduce the risk of blood clots and help keep your body loose. I don't recommend running, jogging, or jumping as these activities can place too much stress on your incisions and chest muscles.
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
Exercise after breast augmentation
Going for a walk will be fine. You want to avoid strenuous exercise (such as running or aerobics) for 6-8 weeks to allow the capsule around your implant to mature and become stable enough to support your implant.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe
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Hello and thank you for your question! As another doctor has already stated - this is a great idea - and will probably help you mentally and physically feel better to be out in the sun for a little while. Of course, as you have already mentioned, avoid strenuous activity for now. Know your body's limits. And congratulations on completing your surgery!
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