Can Doing Pushups and Pullups Cause my Implants to Rupture?

i have 350 cc under muscle silicone mentor implants. I am in the military and i generally have to be able to do pullups and pushups. It's uncomfortable when i perform these exercises but I can do them. What I worry about it is if the pressure when my pecs are flexed cause the implant to rupture or come out of the shell? I had my surgery 3 months ago and have not had any complications. I run 2-3x per wk and also lift weights with not complications.

Doctor Answers 4

Excercise will not rupture breast implants

Strenuous exercise, such as doing push ups and pull ups, will absolutely not cause you to experience a rupture.  Breast implants are extremely durable and well made.  Although they can deflate or rupture, it is almost never the fault of the patient.

Yuba City Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise post Implants

Each surgeon has his or her guidelines for postoperative care. While it is unlikely that pullups or pushups will rupture the breast implants as they are quite durable, your surgeon should direct your activity level as he or she understands the scope of the surgery and the specifics about you.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise and implant rupture

At the three month mark I feel you can do any activity without a detrimental effect on your implants. Rupture of silicone implants occurs typically by long term wear over an extended period of time.Trauma can theoretically rupture an implant, but the force would have to be very significant such as in  a severe auto accident.

David A. Bottger, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Extreme Exercise After Augmentation

Since you are now 3 months following your augmentation, there should be no problems with doing push-ups and pull-ups.  I would not place any restrictions on my patients at this point.  Most implant ruptures are not related to trauma, but rather to defects which develop in the seam of the device over time.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

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