I Am Worried That I Will Tear the New Strattice Breast Tissue if I Play Golf Too Soon. How Long Should I Wait? (photo)

I had 30 year old silicone ruptured implants replaced on 4/31/12 through the areiole with Natrelle high profile, smooth 450 cc gel implants with strattice to help secure them in place, reduce sagging, and help with thin breast tissue. I am s 52 yr old avid golfer, handicap 16 & swing the club hard. I am worried that when I swing the club hard that in connecting with the chest that I will somehow mess up the strattice. I know it takes time for the strattice to incorporate with my tissue.

Doctor Answers 7

Exercise After Strattice Breast Implant Revision

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Thank you for your question. More and more people are having Strattice used in revision and reconstructive breast surgery today so your question is timely.

Most important, ask your surgeon for his/her advice.

It can take 3 months for Strattice to become fully integrated with your natural tissue. Generally, after significant reconstructive Breast Implant Surgery I ask patients to avoid vigorous exercise for 6-8 weeks.


Strattice Follow-up Durability

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Your Strattice has likely long incorporated into your body and been replaced by your own body's collagen.  You should not be able to hurt your breasts by swinging the golf-club hard.  I allow my patients to resume full activity by 6 months.  Keep it in the Fairway!  Dr B

Bradley Bengtson, MD, FACS
Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

Resuming activity after complex breast surgery

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There is no right answer here. We simply don't have enough patients ripping their Strattice do do valid statistics on the subject. Most surgeons will be conservative and say 6 - 12 weeks minimum.

J. Brian Boyd, MD
Rolling Hills Estates Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

How Long Should you wait after a Revision?

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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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Returning to Activities after Revisionary Breast Surgery?

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Thank you for the question and pictures.

It is always in patients' best interests to check with the operating plastic surgeon prior to resuming strenuous activity.  Only your plastic surgeon ( not online consultants) says will know exactly what was done and exactly how you are progressing.  remember that he/she is ultimately responsible for your care.

Best wishes.

Activity after surgery

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I usually have patients wait a good 6-8 weeks after surgery before participating in sports activities.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews


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Playing golf and going back to normal activities, in our practice we usually say to wait at least 6 to 8 weeks to have your tissue be as strong as it ever going to be.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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