Quick Tips for Working Out After Breast Augmentation
Many of the women who visit Dr. Kim for breast augmentation from Conroe, The Woodlands, Houston, and other Texas communities are extremely active. Of course, we love to work with people who are vibrant and physically active. But after breast augmentation, it’s important to remember to take a break. Let’s look at some specifics:
- Take it easy at first. There’s no reason to jump right back into your regular routine after breast augmentation. In fact, we discourage it. Although today’s surgical techniques make the procedure relatively simple and straightforward, and recuperation is easier than ever, you still need to give your body the opportunity to heal. You can comfortably return to work and other low-key daily activities within a week of your surgery, but it will likely take 2 or 3 months before you can safely get back to serious workouts.
- Pay attention to discomfort. As you get back to your normal routine, think less about hard dates and deadlines for how you should feel and more about what your body is telling you. Now is not the time to “push through the pain.” With time and gentle perseverance, your body will readjust to your previous level of fitness. If something hurts, stop and ease back into it in a couple of days.
- Prep your gym bag accordingly. If you were naturally quite small-breasted before surgery, it may be an adjustment for you to start paying closer attention to the type of bra you’re wearing. Sports bras can be tricky since they’re often sized differently and don’t fit like traditional bras. Before you hit the gym again, hit up the department store. Take your time trying on sports bras, and choose a variety of sizes. It’s OK if the bra feels a bit snug. If you’re into high-impact activities, your augmented breasts should be stable and supported at all times. Once you find one you love, buy a few since they tend to wear out quickly.