Sport after Breast augmentation

Sport after Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure on the breasts that can be performed for a variety of reasons, not just cosmetic. There are three types of operations: the most common is breast augmentation, which consists of inserting breast prostheses; breast reduction, on the other hand, consists of reducing the volume of the breast; mastopexy is performed in cases where one wishes to tone up a sagging or overly relaxed breast (as is often the case after breastfeeding); and if the breast is also hollow, it is combined with breast augmentation! Implants are therefore used for breast augmentation operations that add volume to the breast. There are different types and the most modern ones are anatomical and made of polyurethane and do not have to be replaced after a few years as was the case in the past. They can be inserted in the submammary fold, around the areola, under the armpit, or through a tube inserted in the navel and then transumbilical, in which case the prosthesis is inserted and inflated. In each case, there will be a small scar of a few centimetres, but it is made in such a way that it is as invisible as possible.

Breast Augmentation and Recovery Time

The boom in breast augmentation operations took place in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with an increase of 300%. Today, they have become routine operations, the implants have been increasingly improved and the results are also better than 20 or 30 years ago, as the reconstructed breast now hardly differs from a natural breast. Except in exceptional cases, women are advised by surgeons to choose a size that is as proportional as possible to the rest of their body.


Sport After Breast Surgery?

There are always many questions about recovery after breast augmentation in Geneva. These include questions about when and how to resume sports activities. What can we say about this? First of all, thanks to the new generation of implants, recovery from sports is much easier. The main reason for this is that the implants mentioned above stabilise quickly.

Always keeping in mind that each patient has her own story, there are several steps to consider when discussing the resumption of sports activity after breast augmentation. The first is the two weeks immediately following the operation. In this phase, the patient must be very careful to avoid any trauma to the pectoral muscles. It is essential to avoid making large movements and lifting weights (yes, even small weights).

After a fortnight, you can start, of course after consulting your plastic surgeon, to move your arms more and to lift weights that are not excessive.

It should be noted that lower body exercise is not a problem in the weeks following breast augmentation. If you don't feel like going to the gym, walking is a great fat-burning activity that, if done with the right precautions, can even help you lose weight.

Once the first precautions have been taken - and always after consultation with the plastic surgeon - you can indulge in all sports with passion. As with natural breasts, it is advisable to protect yourself by wearing a sports bra during sports that have a particular impact on the cleavage.

  We would like to point out that the operation and recovery times can vary greatly from person to person and also depend on the type of operation chosen. On average, recovery is very fast and you can go home after a few days, but sometimes the operation is performed in a day hospital. It is usually performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia and sedation. During the first week, the bandage is removed and almost all normal daily activities can be resumed, at most this can take two weeks. Normal activities also include sport, although it is obvious that extra precautions must be taken and, above all, that a gradual recovery is essential.

Sport after Breast Augmentation: How to do it?

In the meantime, we would like to point out that the latest generation implants stabilise very quickly and allow you to practice any sport. In the first period of resumption of physical activity, it is necessary to be patient. After a breast augmentation operation, it is possible to engage in physical activity, but precise rules must be followed. For the first two weeks after the operation, in order to avoid minor trauma to the pectoral muscle, you should avoid large movements and lifting even light weights. After 15 days, you can move your arms freely and use weights without excessive overload. Walking is allowed, even at a brisk pace, especially as it is good for the heart and brain. Some types of breast augmentation, such as the Argentinean method, allow for a faster recovery time than others, and the patient can gradually return to sporting activity. A final tip: 'During physical activity, it is a good idea to wear a sports bra that keeps the breasts in place'.

What types of sports can be done after breast augmentation?

There is no limit to the type of sports you can do after breast augmentation surgery. Any sport can be played. In the past, there were urban legends about the impossibility of practicing certain disciplines after breast augmentation surgery, but this is not the case at all. The precautions to be taken are basically the same as those taken to protect the natural breast, i.e. avoid heavy blows and use a comfortable sports bra that keeps the breasts as still as possible during physical activity.


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