As a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Dr. David Whiteman always emphasizes how important exercise is for a healthy lifestyle. Breast surgery patients are often concerned about how soon they can return to exercise and if it will affect their results. Taking time to fully recover is most important prior to resuming your normal physical activity. Dr. Whiteman always advises his patients to closely follow before and after care instructions to ensure proper recovery. Depending on the procedure(s), downtime may vary.


Many breast surgery patients choose to receive implants, whether it is breast augmentation or breast reconstruction with implants. Breast implants are inserted into the breast cavity through a surgical incision to enhance the shape and size. Since implants increase the size of breasts, it is important to provide proper support with fitting sports bras. If you are starting a new exercise program, it is important to consult with your plastic surgeon about any necessary precautions.

Patients concerned with sagging breasts may choose breast lift surgery to reposition breasts to a more youthful position. For breast reduction patients, overly large breasts may prevent patients from certain activities. Breast reduction surgery removes excess skin and glandular tissue for a more comfortable and proportioned result. Even though breast reduction results allow more mobility when it comes to exercise, patients still must fully recover and follow aftercare instructions before beginning physical activity.

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