When a potential patient consults with a plastic surgeon regarding breast augmentation, it’s important to be candid regarding the aesthetic goals and garnering knowledge about the surgery. One facet of this knowledge is what to expect after surgery and this includes when one can resume their exercise regimen.
These days, people are conscious of their health and making decisions to promote their healthcare goals. And a component to being in tiptop shape is by way of diet and exercise. So it is only natural that a patient will be eager to return to their exercise routine.
While every plastic surgeon employs their own technique, a common one is to place the implants for breast augmentation directly underneath the pectoralis major muscle.
When a patient does have submuscular placement, it is completely understandable as to why the pectoral muscle needs to heal following breast augmentation. Postoperatively, for the first four weeks, patients will be following their doctor’s guidelines including what exercises they can incorporate into their lifestyle as the days push onward.
A checklist of activity items to avoid include refraining from resistance training geared toward the upper body, exercises or sports which engage the upper body, and stretches for the chest and arm areas. For yoga enthusiasts, poses which potentially place muscle stress on the upper body should be avoided.
Under the four-week time-frame, patients are bound to feel as if they want to spring back into their activities, but they must be mindful that all exercise activities must hone in on low cardio and lower body training. Some patients employ extra precautions and take part in these exercises five to six weeks after surgery.
It’s important to remember that plastic surgery is considered by many as investing in oneself. And this personal investment should be safeguarded during the healing phase after surgery in order to achieve optimal recovery for an outstanding aesthetic outcome.