Give Yourself Time to Heal After Breast Augmentation Before You Jump Back in the Gym

Here at Richard J. Brown, we have a lot of patients who love living a healthy lifestyle by eating well and exercising. For those that decide to have a breast augmentation, one of their first questions is whether or not they’ll be able to maintain the same level of fitness when it comes to their chest muscles.

The answer is yes! If you give yourself ample time to recover and allow the swelling to go down and the muscles to adjust to the implants, there’s no reason you can’t go back to your regular level of exercise.

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Why You Need Down-Time Before Getting Back in the Gym

The reason Dr. Brown, Scottsdale’s premier breast augmentation surgeon, recommends you give yourself some down time is because your body needs to heal. It needs to adjust and make extra room for the implants. Additionally, scars take at least six weeks to mature. You’ll also notice after surgery that it will be painful to raise your arms. By taking 3-6 months off of chest exercises, you can be sure that when you get back in the gym, you’ll be at your best!

We understand how difficult it can be to take time off of working out, but we want to see the best possible results from your surgery and that requires you to take it easy. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay out of the gym completely! Once Dr. Brown is confident that all the swelling has gone down (this length of time will vary for each patient), you can resume light activity in the gym as long as it doesn’t include strenuous upper body workouts.

Once healing is complete, Dr. Brown will allow you to resume your normal level of activity in the gym, including upper body workouts. Your implants will maintain their shape and durability even if you have submuscular implants. The chances of a rupture from over-exertion are so small, there’s no need for you to worry.

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For further questions about working out after breast augmentation surgery or to schedule a breast augmentation consultation in Scottsdale or Sun City with Dr. Brown, please call ​480-568-3804.