The night of surgery, Dr. Orringer encourages walking and some use of your arms while wearing the support bra. While many patients can resume most normal activities by two weeks, healing is variable and return to exercise should be cleared by Dr. Orringer.
Dr. Orringer will recommend what he considers to be appropriate increases in activity levels based on your progress during your recovery.
While every patient's ability to resume exercise varies based on their unique circumstances, light exercise usually begins at about 2 weeks. Most normal exercise activities after a breast lift typically resume by about 4 weeks, but again this varies with each individual situation.
It is helpful to maintain a support bra at all times while exercising to limit the negative effects of gravity and movement of the breasts on the healing scars, as well as to try to limit the rate of recurrent stretch of the skin of the breasts. If your skin has stretched once, it will stretch again. Support is helpful.
Please contact Dr. Jay Orringer at The Renaissance Medical Center for Aesthetic Surgery, Inc. using the form on this page or call 310-273-1663 today to schedule your breast lift consultation. We serve patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood, California, nationally and internationally.