Single girl in NYC- Have to resume work and dog walking ASAP. Before: small34A, got 350cc silicone dual plane. Advice?
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Activity Restrictions Post Op
Thank you for your question. I talk about activity limitations such as avoiding dog walking or lifting over 10 lbs with my patients before planning BA surgery. 6 weeks is the minimum timeframe I give as well. At that point we consider your implant pocket to be well- healed but putting strain on the area and flexing pectoral muscles before then could put your results at risk. I recommend that you contact your Plastic Surgeon for specific direction on this.
All the best
Recovery and activity
Thank you for your question.It is important for you to consult with your surgeon about any questions or concerns you may have seeing as they know your medical history, anatomy and surgery best and every surgeon has a slightly different post-operative protocol.
I don’t recommend my patients engaging in any activities that include weight bearing or resistance before 6 weeks. I would recommend paying for a dog walker until that time or you receive clearance from your doctor and limiting the amount you are lifting at work, making drinks and lifting a bottle of alcohol will be fine though. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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I hope this helps.
Best of luck! Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
Return to work after augmentation
Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision
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