Breast augmentation continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. According to RealSelf, breast augmentation surgery has a 96% patient satisfaction, because it increases patient confidence exponentially. Choosing to get a breast augmentation is a big decision and it’s important to find a caring and qualified doctor. It is also important to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, like Dr. Crofts, who has the experience to give you natural looking, beautiful results.
One of the most frequent questions patients ask when considering a breast augmentation is “how long after breast augmentation can I workout?” Most patients can follow the same general guidelines, however there are some patients who may need to heal longer before they can exercise depending on what is done during surgery. It is vital for patients to know and follow the instructions given to them by Dr. Crofts for a speedy and safe recovery.
First two weeks of recovery after your breast augmentation
During the first two weeks following your breast augmentation, patients should take things easy and refrain from strenuous physical activity. Patients can participate in light physical activity around the house immediately after their breast augmentation such as walking around the house, in their room, or getting the mail, preparing a light meal, and showering. In fact, short walks and other small physical activities are encouraged by Dr. Crofts to help minimize blood clot risk. However, strenuous activity during the first few weeks after your breast augmentation can lead to incision breakdown, bleeding, fluid collection, as well as other complications.
Some activities you should avoid during this time are:
- Pushing, pulling, or lifting anything over 10 pounds
- Pullups and pushups
- Bench press
- Upper body weights
- Pilates and yoga
- Using the elliptical or treadmill
- And other strenuous activities
Two weeks after your breast augmentation procedure
Dr. Crofts uses an open pocket technique for his breast augmentation patients. This technique allows for a faster recovery meaning patients can be back to the gym and living their normal, day-to-day lives two weeks following their surgery. At Aesthetica, post-operative care and safety is our number one priority. Dr. Crofts sees patients frequently after their procedure to ensure patients are healing and recovering accordingly. Our patients also have access to an on-call nurse 24 hours a day for emergencies. To schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Crofts, call us at 801-785-8825 or click here to contact us.
Breast augmentations performed by Dr. Crofts. To view more before and after photos by Dr. Crofts, click here.