One reason many women elect to get breast augmentation surgery is because they care about their appearance, and want to give themselves an ideal shape. Breast size is an important part of shaping your body, but it's likely not the only method you use. If, like most appearance-conscious women, you exercise regularly to keep in shape, you may be wondering when you can resume exercising after your breast surgery.
While you may want to get back on the treadmill and work your body into a shape you wouldn't mind showing off around the beaches of Ft. Lauderdale, it's a good idea to give yourself time to recover. Surgical procedures in our modern age are so common that it's easy to forget the level of trauma they create in your body. It doesn't matter if you were on painkillers; you had several large, deep incisions made in your body, and it will take anyone some time to recover from that.
There are also the issue of the breast implants themselves. Some doctors believe that exercising before your implants have properly "settled" may increase your risk of capsular contracture. This hasn't been proven, but it's probably a good idea to let your body rest when it heals. You'll reduce your chances of tearing your stitches, injuring your muscles, or negatively affecting the appearance of the implants.
So when can you start exercising? The best advice is to listen to your body, and listen to your doctor. When you are no longer sore or swollen from breast augmentation and feel like your body can take the extra effort, you can start considering exercise again. And a good breast surgeon like Dr. Harrell will pay close attention to your case, and give you some personalized advice on when you can resume your fitness regimen.