What to Know About Exercising After a Breast Lift?

All surgeries require time for your body to heal and for you to recover. Nevertheless, it is still important for all patients to get gentle exercise in the days and weeks after their surgery to help with this recovery process. And if you are someone who enjoys regular exercise, you’ll no doubt be keen to get back to your usual training program. If you have recently undergone a breast lift procedure to improve the position of your breasts, you may be wondering how long it will be before you can get back to your usual activity levels.

Here’s what you need to know about exercising after a breast lift:

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How Long After a Breast Lift Until I Can Exercise?

You’ll be encouraged to get up and walk around as soon as possible after your breast lift surgery. The reason for this is that it encourages blood flow, and when your circulation increases it forces blood full of oxygen and nutrients around the body, it helps your body to heal more quickly. You’ll be able to enjoy walking right away, although you may want to take it easy in the first week following your surgery.

Two Weeks Following Surgery

Around two weeks after your breast lift procedure, you will be able to engage in moderate physical activity. This includes light, low-impact cardio, and other lower body exercises. You may also be able to do gentle arm exercises but should avoid lifting anything weighing more than 10 pounds. Remember to monitor how you are feeling carefully. It’s easy to underestimate how you are feeling post-surgery and push yourself too hard. Ease back into exercise, slowly increasing how much physical activity you do.

Four Weeks Following Surgery

Most patients are given the go-ahead to resume their normal levels of exercise around 4 weeks after their breast lift surgery. Nevertheless, every patient is different, and you will need to be assessed by your cosmetic surgeon before you start resuming your usual level of physical activity.

It’s important that you continue to wear a supportive bra at all times during exercising as this will help to minimize the effect of gravity on the breasts, and stops pressure from being placed onto the scars from your breast lift surgery.

Are There any Exercises That can Help to Maintain the Appearance of My New Breasts?

A breast lift will reposition your breasts higher on your chest to make them look perkier and more youthful. Nevertheless, over time gravity will still have an effect on the placement of the breasts. Fortunately, there are some exercises that you can do that will help to maintain your newly restored look. These include:

  • Dumbbell pullovers, which work the chest muscles and tone your back

  • Planks, which help to tone the abs and work the upper body, including building muscle mass on your chest which will naturally perk up your breasts and enhance the effect of your breast lift procedure

  • Push-ups, which tone your chest and keep your breasts looking fantastic

Learn more about breast lift surgery & after-care, contact Aesthetic Surgical Associates in Metairie, LA (504) 226-8200 to book a consultation.