Return to exercise (barre method) post op 225-275 cc implants and lipo of abdomen & flanks. 35, 5'4" , 115, first operation.
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When to return to exercise after surgery
So a lot of this has to do with where your implants are going to be placed. If the implants are going under the muscle, i don't have great news for you. Because the muscle really only covers the top 1/3 to 1/2 of your implant, when it squeezes, it will squeeze your implant down and out. Not where you want pretty breasts to be! For my dual plane (under muscle) patients, I restrict planks, push ups, bench press and any pectoralis muscle work for up to 1 year.
If your implants are going on top of the muscle, no holds bar. As soon as your incisions are healed, I tell patients to use their own judgement and do what feels right. Same goes for liposuction. Usually you are back at it by 2-3 weeks gradually increasing activity.
Exercise After Multiple Procedures Including Breast Augmentation
If your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it.
But, if your work is strenuous as it sounds to be in your case, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain. Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employeed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your #BreastSurgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation and LIposuction
I agree that two weeks of no strenuous activity is probably recommended. Advancing as you can tolerate would be recommended after that.
Best of luck!
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Two months post op:You may begin MODERATE IMPACT cardio, such as light jogging and workout classes like Zumba. Core and leg work is also allowed. Still no chest, arms, shoulder or upper back training.
Three months post op:You are unrestricted at this point, but remember to start slow with low weight (low means 2-3lbs!) and high repetitions. Do not do anything too fast or too heavy! Start doing push ups against a wall/counter, then knees and finally progress to the floor. Use resistance bands instead of pull ups. If you do Crossfit or have a trainer, start with a modified workout. REMEMBER LIGHT WEIGHT AND HIGH REPS!
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