If I Get Breast Enlargement Surgeory then Can I Carry on Kickboxing After It?

I currently compete frequently in kickboxing competitions and obviously with it being a contact sport I want to make sire I can continue competing after the surgery if I go ahead with it. I can handle being out for a few weeks/months as long as I can eventually completely compete again without worrying. I of course wear breast protection while sparring, and want to make sure this would be enough to protect them if they are enlarged.

Doctor Answers 17

Blunt Force Trauma to Implants

     Sharp items can rupture breast implants.  However, blunt force trauma to implants will likely not have an effect. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Kickboxing after breast augmentation.

You should be able to do kickboxing after augmentation. Rupture is uncommon but not impossible.  Donald R. Nunn MD  Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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I permit full activity including kickboxing four weeks after breast augmentation.

If a patient is doing well four weeks after breast augmentation I permit full activity. Even a strong blow from kickboxing would not violate the integrity of the breast implant.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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It takes a significant amount of force to break one of these breast implants, probably far more than any kick can generate

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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I think it is fine

there is of course, an increased risk of implant rupture with kick boxing. however i used to do Thai boxing and BJJ and i have done several BA on women who are doing martial arts with no problems so far.

good luck

david berman md

David E. Berman, MD
Sterling Plastic Surgeon
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If I Get Breast Enlargement Surgery then Can I Carry on Kickboxing After It

It is quite rare to see an implant rupture as a result of blunt trauma. The implants are quite durable. 

It is safe to say that no one has done a study of the long term effects of chronic repetitive blunt trauma to breast implants, though. I would speculate that your risk of implant rupture would have to be higher when compared to women who don't kickbox. But that is just a guess. 

Thanks you for your question, all the best.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Kickboxing after breast implants

Thank you for your question. You should be able to resume all activities after breast augmentation, including kickboxing. Breast implants are quite strong, and rarely rupture with blunt trauma. After an appropriate recovery time, you should be able to resume your kickboxing without any difficulties.

Best of luck with your breast augmentation.

Jeff Rockmore


Jeffrey Rockmore, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
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Implants Are Very Robust

Thank you for your question.  Breast implants are very robust and are likely to sustain blunt force trauma as experienced in kickboxing, especially if you are wearing protection.  The procedure will significantly delay training and returning to fighting.  Plan on several months rather than a month to be absolutely safe.  Best wishes.

Robert F. Centeno, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Kickboxing after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question.

Yes, you will find that you will be able to return to all forms of strenuous activity, including kickboxing, after breast augmentation surgery. You should discuss your specific activities of interest with your plastic surgeon as you communicate your goals prior to surgery.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Kickboxing after implants

Hi, you can definitely do kickboxing after a breast augmentation.   They are very durable.   

Michael A. Fiorillo, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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