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Chest Exercises After Breast Reconstruction?

Can I do chest exercises with breast implants? At six weeks, patients are generally completely healed and can resume all exercises. After breast augmentation, especially with implants under the muscle, I recommend patients try to avoid strenuous chest exercise such as push ups.

Can you lift weights after breast reconstruction? Patients tend to think that they shouldn’t move their arms after a breast procedure. However, movement is important for preventing stiffness. Most patients should continue to do most normal activities. However, at this stage of the recovery process, heavy lifting and strenuous activities should be avoided.

What exercises can I do after breast reconstruction? In many cases, your surgeon may want you to start doing gentle stretching exercises, such as shoulder rolls or arm circles 2 or 3 days after surgery. Until you have your surgeon’s OK, don’t do any strenuous exercise such as high-impact aerobics, jogging, swimming, or lifting weights.

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What exercises should you avoid with breast implants?

Patients should avoid push-ups, pull-ups, dips, certain yoga poses and Pilates moves that rely on balancing body weight with the arms, swinging a golf club or tennis racquet, and using certain exercise equipment such as an elliptical trainer with arm attachments. In the first 4 weeks after surgery, Dr.