I recently had breast augmentation surgery and I am confused about when I can start exercising and how much. Can you clarify this?

Dr. Dean Kane Q & A shutterstock_10416658 Q. I recently had breast augmentation surgery and I am confused about when I can start exercising and how much. Can you clarify this? A. There are many considerations regarding the risk of complications following breast augmentation. Some of these concerns depend on whether the implant was placed over or under the muscle and the site of the incision. Immediately following surgery you will be encouraged to: 1. Cough and deep breath 2. Ambulate or perform calf / ankle flexion exercises 3. Properly care for the incision 4. Diminished activities using the shoulder joints   ADL’s or activities of daily living are generally allowed during the first 2 weeks including: 1. Walking without swinging your arms 2. Very limited arm raising at the shoulders 3. Showering with no breast incision submersion   Increased activities thereafter are to be discussed and determined with your surgeon to diminish the risk of: 1. Incision separation and infection 2. Bleeding 3. Implant pocket contracture   The timing of exertional activities must also be discussed with your surgeon to include: 1. Running 2. Sexual activities with your breasts 3. Aerobic bouncing of the breasts 4. Submersion of the breast incisions   This is very generalized. Post-operative care and activities are individualized for each patient.   I wish you well!  
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