When can I exercise following a breast augmentation?
I would usually not recommend exercising in the first week. Walking is always encouraged although lifting should be limited. Following review at one week I would usually discuss what exercises would be relevant to you. I always encourage patients to remain in a support bra for 4-6 weeks postoperatively and also encourage support bras to be worn as patients get back to normal exercise programmes. Gentle exercise such as running and cycling can often be commenced after 2 weeks and swimming is encouraged once the wounds have healed. One should try and avoid too much contact with the breasts in the initial phases.