Breast Implant Facts Every Athlete Should Know

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the medical director of the Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kesarwani has 30+ years of experience in the field. Read more about Dr. Kesarwani >

 

Choosing breast augmentation surgery is a big decision. For an athletic woman, there is more that needs to be taken into consideration. No matter what type of exercise you are into, an athletic woman needs to be assured that breast implants can be incorporated into her fitness journey and active lifestyle. As you contemplate breast augmentation, consider the following breast implant facts that every athlete should know:

Minimize the Use of Pectoral Muscles

Healing is an important part of the breast augmentation process. Therefore, it is crucial to limit the strain you put on your upper body and pectoral muscles during the first four to six weeks post-surgery. Heavy and repetitive lifting should also be avoided.

After you’ve recovered, you can resume intense strength training without issue.

Use Those Sports Bras you Love

Sports bras provide the critical support that athletic women need post-operation. There is a risk that your ligaments can be unnecessarily stretched if your breast implants aren’t properly supported during physical activity.

Know Your Limitations

You know your own body the best. Take heed of its warnings and don’t push yourself too soon to resume the amount of activity that you performed pre-surgery. There is a risk of excessive swelling or bleeding if you push your limits before your body is ready.

Understand the Placement of Your Implant

There is a difference in recovery time for athletic women depending on whether their implant is placed partially under or above their pectoral muscle. Studies have shown that athletic women who have their implant placed above their muscle are likely to get back to normal exercise routine before those who have their implant placed under the muscle.

As an athletic woman who is considering breast implants, it is important to look at all the facts before you make a decision. Be sure to tell Dr Kesarwani about your physical exercise regimen during your initial consultation.

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