Continuing an Active Lifestyle after Breast Augmentation

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Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation will ensure that your procedure is successful, and exceeds your expectations, especially for patients who wish to continue an active lifestyle after they fully recover. Factors to consider when getting breast augmentation are type, size, and placement of the implants. Understanding your options, and discussing your active lifestyle with your plastic surgeon will help you both be on the same page regarding your post-op goals.

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, a top-rated female plastic surgeon in the NYC area, wants to point out some important factors to consider if you want to continue an active lifestyle following your breast augmentation recovery.

While there will be specific instructions for you to follow during your recovery, you will be advised as to when you are safely allowed to resume a rigorous, active lifestyle. In general, however, most typical exercise routine such as walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, or weight lifting should be fine to resume once you have fully healed from your breast augmentation. But, overly large implants or placement of the implants could impact some of these activities, particularly high-impact exercises or extreme fitness routines.

Can I continue participating in CrossFit?

CrossFit requires extreme fitness, almost athlete status. Range of motion, strength, and automation are some of the key focuses of this exercise regimen. With that in mind, breast implants could impact one’s ability to partake in CrossFit activities. You can, however, continue CrossFit so long as you discuss with your plastic surgeon the right size, shape, and placement of your breast implants. Let Dr. Preminger know if you are an avid participant in CrossFit or any other extreme fitness routine so that she can recommend the best course of action for your breast augmentation. Remember also that during your recovery phase, you will need to limit or cease exercising entirely. Dr. Preminger will share these details with you before your procedure so that you can prepare.

What to consider

Size of the implants should be a consideration when determining the impact that your breast augmentation could have on your active lifestyle. It is always best to choose an implant size that will compliment your body shape. To help you determine which size is best, Dr. Preminger will weigh-in with her expertise, as well as show you what it could look like through a 3D computer imaging software.

Location of the implants matter, too. For instance, placing the implants under the chest muscles result in breasts that are less bouncy-looking. Bouncy breasts not only appear unnatural but can be uncomfortable when jogging or exercising. However, this option may not be the best for extremely active individuals that may build muscle in this area in particular.

Breast Augmentation in Manhattan

As you can see, several factors should be considered when getting a breast augmentation. It is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to be sure you are making the best decision on size, placement, and type of breast implant. Dr. Preminger operates a boutique practice located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. She is known for taking an individualized approach with each of her patients, taking time to understand their needs and concerns regarding surgery. To learn more about breast augmentation or to schedule a consultation, please contact Preminger Plastic Surgery by calling (212) 706-1900.