Breast Augmentation Kalamazoo

If you’re considering breast implants, you most likely have questions about the recovery process. Breast augmentation requires some recovery, but healing may happen faster than you think. If you lead an active lifestyle, you probably want to know how soon you can return to your usual workouts.

Breast Augmentation
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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. 

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

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Do I Need Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift?

Some patients find that their breasts have lost volume and begun to sag. This is especially common after pregnancy or breastfeeding but can also happen with normal aging. A breast augmentation can restore your lost volume, but it cannot address the sagging skin. 

Dr. Holley may recommend a breast lift to remove and tighten sagging skin. This procedure uses an incision under the breast and up to the areola to remove loose skin and create a more aesthetically pleasing shape. This surgery may also reposition and resize the areola if needed to ensure it is correctly located. 

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are in overall good health with no serious medical problems. They have reasonable expectations about their results and their recovery timeline. If you work out regularly, you may already have an edge on the healing process. 

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about breast augmentation? Simply fill out the form on this page or call West Michigan Plastic Surgery at (269) 895-9767 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scott Holley, a Board-Certified plastic surgeon.  Proudly serving Kalamazoo and the greater Southwest Michigan area.