How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
Dr. Scott Holley will use Vectra 3D imaging to customize your breast augmentation procedure. This technology will let you see what different implant types and placement options may look like after your surgery. Using your chosen implant type and size, Dr. Holley will use small incisions to create an implant pocket and insert each implant. The surgery usually takes one or two hours. Dr. Holley performs “rapid recovery” surgical techniques to have you back to light activity in as little as 24 hours.
How Long After Breast Augmentation Can I Work Out?
During breast augmentation recovery, you can resume more strenuous activities as your breasts continue to heal. People used to regular workouts may have concerns about missing too much time. Your recovery timeline with Dr. Holley’s “rapid recovery” techniques may look like this:
- Some walking and light activities will keep your blood flowing and improve healing during the first few days after surgery.
- Most people can return to work after three to seven days. During this time, you can walk more, but remember to give your body time to heal.
- After about two weeks, you can resume mild cardio such as brisk walking on a treadmill, but only if you do not feel any discomfort doing it.
- You can go back to most normal exercises after about four weeks, but you should wait six weeks before engaging in any heavy lifting, especially above your head.
Your body will act as your guide, and if any exercises feel uncomfortable, allow a little more time for healing before trying again.