After having Breast implants, will I be able to go running without affecting the implants?
Running After Breast Implants?
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Wait 2-3 weeks after breast implants before running and wear a sports bra
I ask my patients to wait 2-3 weeks before running after breast augmentation with breast implants. Be sure to ask your surgeon and follow his/her advice.
Running after breast implants will not hurt the implant. My concern is that the weght of the implant bouncing against the lower breast skin over time could cause the implant to stretch the skin and have the implant move down too far.
Wearing a supportive jogging bra solves this potential problem and should prevent "bottoming out" of the implant after years of running.
Yes you can run with implants
Yes, you can run with implants.
I generally advise patients to wear a strongly supportive "jog" bra. In individuals who have larger implants (for example orver 350), I typically recommend that they consider wearing up to 2 jog bras especially if considering horseback riding or more vigorous activites.
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You Can Definitely Resume Running After Breast Implants
Absolutely! You can resume just about all of your favourite sports and physical activities after breast augmentation without adversely affecting your implants. It is just a matter of wearing good support to reduce your risk of sagging.
However, it is extremely important to avoid impact-based exercises, like running, for at least 3 weeks after the procedure. This is because your breast tissue is still adjusting to the implants. Running causes unnecessary strain that may result in complications, such as undesirable implant positioning and drooping.
Running After Breast Implant Surgery
We often get very fit patients in our office. We usually take into consideration the patient's lifestyle. Post operatively we usually have our patients wear a sports bra for uniform compression. We will guide our patients' increase in physical activity as we see them in our office after surgery. Usually running/jogging is at 8 weeks. A good sports bra is needed for this type of activity.
Running after Breast Augmentation?
Running and implants
I usually allow paitents to start jogging or running about 4 weeks after surgery provided everything went smoothly.
Usually need 4 - 6 weeks before participating in activities where the breast bounce up and down.
The one part of breast augmentation that is difficult to control is the formation of the capsule around the implant. I instruct all of my submuscular breast augmentation patients to avoid any activity that causes a jack hammer effect. It is the over and over impact of the implant against the forming capsule and breast tissue that can cause implant malposition. I generally restrict activities such as high impact aerobics and jogging for hte first 4 - 6 weeks.
Running and exercise will not affect breast implants
There should never be a trade-off between living fully and doing the things you want to do and cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic improvements should enhance your quality of life and make you feel able to take on challenges. Recreational running and competitive running are possible after breast augmentation and will not affect your result or the life of the breast implants. I see many runners in my practice as I am a competitive runner as well and some are troubled by a very small breast, and fewer by a larger and heavy breast. At local or community runs though you will find women of all ability ranges, shapes and sizes.
Better runners usually do not want to be hindered by a large breast size though often seek augmentation to 'have something' under their jog bra, maybe a B cup though a C may be OK as well. If running is important to you I do not recommend the two jog bra solution and would suggest a more modest augmentation than a full C or a D cup size, but only you will know what best fits your lifestyle.
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