If you take care of your body and are physically fit, getting breast implants will likely help you love your figure even more. However, your workout routine may have to take a backseat for a little while after surgery in order for your body to heal properly and for your implants to look as great as possible.
1. Limit Upper Body Activities
It’s very important to avoid activating your pectoral muscles in the first several weeks following breast augmentation. Whether your new implants are placed under or over the pectoral muscles, your entire chest area will need a break from excess physical activity to heal properly.
2. Start Out Small
When we give you the go-ahead to resume exercising, start out small with very mild activities. Don’t compromise your recovery by jumping into a hardcore cross-fit class, but stick with lighter activity such as walking on the treadmill instead. Pushing yourself too hard too soon can lead to increased complications, including bleeding and swelling.
3. Listen to Your Body
Your body will let you know if you’re pushing yourself too much, so listen to it. Start out slow with walking or using a stationary exercise bike around two weeks after surgery and increase intensity as you feel comfortable.
4. Listen to Your Doctor
When you get breast implants, you’re making an investment in your body. The best way to protect that investment and get great results is to follow your doctor’s instructions. Dr. Kaufman and Dr. Clark know from experience what you should and shouldn’t do after surgery to heal properly and protect the appearance of your implants as well as your overall health. Sacrificing your workout routine for a few short weeks is a small price to pay for your new silhouette.
Dr. David Kaufman earned a bachelor of science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating with distinction, the highest academic honor. As an active duty naval special warfare officer, he served our nation for four years, including duty in Operation Desert Storm. He then attended Harvard Medical School, receiving his medical doctor degree in 1996. From there, he entered and completed postdoctoral surgical training in a combined general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
A board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Kaufman’s diverse surgical experience and skill enables him to choose procedures and techniques to best suit each patient. Consider him and his practice, Kaufman Plastic Surgery, if you are looking for a plastic surgeon in the Sacramento area.