Resuming Fitness Class After Breast Lift and Implant Replacement

I teach a Latin cardio fitness class. I am having a breast implants replacement (because of a leak) and a vertical breast lift. How long before I can teach again? My implants are placed behind the muscle and are saline and are being replaced with saline.

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Resuming Fitness

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Consult 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.

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Exercise after breast surgery

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 The critical answer is to do what your own surgeon recommends, not what we tell you.  In my practice, though, I will allow light cardio (increased HR/BP) after 2 weeks and full activity by 4 weeks except heavy chest exercise.

Exercise after Breast Implant Replacement and Breast Lift

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The good news here is that you already have implants. So exchanging the implants involves minimal surgery. An incision is made, the capsule is entered, the old implants removed and the new implants are placed-simple. The breast lift is more or less essentially a skin procedure.

So I recommend patients return to easy exercise after 10-14 days. The initial risk is bleeding due to increased blood pressure during exercise. This risk is gone by 14 days. Since the muscle won't be effected I would allow you to return to your class by week three.

In most cases, wait 6 weeks...

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Recovery times following combination breast lift/removal and replacement surgery varies from patient to patient. Recovery is impacted by the nature of the procedure, the patient’s employment and the patient’s social situation.It’s important to realize that even though this is a cosmetic procedure, it’s still a significant operation with associated risks. For this reason premature return to work can result in an increased incidence of complications.
We generally recommend light activity for the first week following the procedure.After one week, patients are allowed to gradually resume normal non strenuous activities.Strenuous activities and heavy lifting are not allowed for at least six weeks in most cases. At six weeks, most patients are able to resume all of their normal activities including teaching fitness classes.
It’s important to remember that every patient is unique. The specifics of their employment, exercise routine and surgical procedure will have a significant impact upon recovery.Make sure you discuss this issue with your surgeon.Your surgeon’s insights regarding your procedure will provide important information regarding when you can resume your exercise routine.Your breast procedure represents a significant investment. The best way to protect that investment is to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions.

Resuming Fitness Class After Breast Lift and Implant Replacement

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Your plastic surgeon will always be your best resource when it comes to specific instructions in regards to returning to activities. Generally speaking, best  to limit strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks after breast   augmentation surgery, assuming you are doing well and there have been no complications.  Care should be taken during the first one to two weeks after surgery not to allow for elevation of heart rate, blood pressure, and/or direct trauma/contact to the chest wall. Again, address your specific questions/concerns to your plastic surgeon, who knows your situation best, and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes.

How long after Breast Enhancement can I resume vigorous exercise?

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Hi there-

It is very important that you ask your surgeon this question, as only he/she will have the detailed understanding of your particular surgical procedure necessary to answer this responsibly.

In general, if you were my patient, I would not want you to resume this activity for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery, and the exact date would depend on how you were healing (based on our postoperative visits together).

Post-operative exericse regimen after Breast lift/augmentation

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I usually have my patients limit exertional acitivity after surgery. The last thing that you want is a complication. I instruct patients to avoid aerobic type exercises for 3-4 weeks after surgery and weight lifting, etc. for 6-8 weeks.

Resuming Exercise After Breast Surgery

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I generally recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 4 weeks after implant exchange and breast lift surgery. As my colleagues have written, you need to give time for your incisions to heal. Once I have evaluated my patient at 4 weeks, I will clear them to slowly and gradually resume activity as tolerated.

Weekly follow ups may be needed after your breast lift and implant placement

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In my practice, I recommend a minimum of 3 weeks but I would follow you weekly in office visits to determine if I would allow you to resume these activities. Be careful. Regards and Merry Merry.

Cardio class after breast lift and implant replacement

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Arbitrarily, I would say 4-6 weeks as a minimum. Although initial healing is complete by 2-3 weeks wound remodeling and maturation goes on for months after surgery. If your wounds are healed and you cleared it with your surgeon you MUST keep the breast extremely well supported whenever jogging or exercising.

Good Luck.

Dr. P. Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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