Resuming Regular Exercise After Breast Augmentation?

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

When patients seek out South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn for breast augmentation surgery, they should feel confident that this is a safe, outpatient procedure performed by an experienced, board-certified professional.

But as with many medical measures, there may be some discomfort associated with recovery which can temporarily impact regular exercise routines.

The good news is that patients who resume modified exercise after breast surgery send to heal more quickly than those who skip recovery exercises.

Just be sure to talk with Dr. Vaughn during your private consultation about the type of exercises that will aid breast surgery recovery.

In addition to clearing any recovery exercise with your plastic surgeon, keep the following post-surgical guidelines in mind:

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes for at least few days after surgery, and certainly when undertaking any exercise.
  • Move gently and slowly; avoid bouncy, erratic exercise.
  • If you're feeling stiff or sore, try stretching and light exercise after a warm shower.
  • Repeat slower, paced exercises two or more times a day until your full strength and range of motion return.

Although many low-impact exercises can resume very soon after breast augmentation, more intense exercise may need to wait. It is also worth noting that each body is different, and recovery will vary from one patient to the next.

By starting slowly and working up to their pre-surgical exercise regimen, many breast augmentation patients find they can soon resume their regular workout.

At Piedmont Plastic Surgery, our patients strive to look their very best and exercise is key to that goal. If you live in South Carolina and are ready to find out more about breast augmentation, please contact us online today or call 864-223-0505 to book an appointment. Piedmont Plastic Surgery proudly serves patients in and around Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson, Columbia and Laurens, South Carolina, along with Augusta, Georgia.