Breast surgery recovery guide

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Activities during Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant) Recovery

Walk around as soon as you are able while recovering from breast augmentation surgery. This will help prevent blood clots and can also help relieve swelling. Do not engage in strenuous activities, or exercise, for at least three to four weeks after your surgery. You should plan to avoid activities which require much raising of the arms above the level of the head for 10 days after surgery. With great care, you can drive about 7 days after surgery. Patients can usually return to work in a few days unless their occupation requires any particularly strenuous movements and lifting. In such cases, 3-4 weeks should be allowed.

  • Walking can commence within days
  • Light jogging within 2 weeks
  • Gym and Pilates after 4 weeks and
  • Upper body weights 6 weeks

First Days after Surgery

Breast Massage


General Risks

Risks of having a General Anaesthetic

Things that can go wrong in the operation

Things that might happen in the first few weeks

Things that might happen long term

Capsular Contracture

Detecting Capsular Contracture

Mammograms and Your Breast Implants

Breast Feeding