How Long After Breast Implants Do I Have to Wait Before Playing Volleyball?

I play league volleyball and was wondering how long after breast implants would have to wait before playing again. Also, if I dove on the floor for a ball and hit my chest would there be a risk to the implants such as capsular contracture or bottoming out.

Doctor Answers 3

Active sports after breast augmentation

I usually have my patients wait about 6 -8 weeks before engaging in vigorous sports activities after surgery.

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Extreme Exertion after breast augmentation

I recommend that my patients refrain from extreme physical exertion for 4-6 weeks following surgery.  This allows time for the muscle to relax and the wound to heal.  Always check with your doctor before increasing activity.

William Franckle, MD, FACS
Voorhees Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Exercise following surgery.

Thank for your question.  The safest answer is to wait 6 weeks prior to performing strenuous activity following surgery.  I will let patients resume non-contact/non-impact cardio at 3 weeks in some cases as well.  Depends on the patient and the surgery.

Shaun Parson, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

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