When can I start jogging with implants?
If you are used to spending time exercising on a regular basis, you will probably want to know when, and for how long, you can work out following breast implant surgery. If you are new to exercise, but already have breast implants, there are a few things you should know before you start any high-impact sessions. Many women choose jogging as their preferred cardio workout, but this is considered a fairly high impact activity, so you might need to do a bit of research before you resume your running routine. So, can you jog with breast implants? Absolutely, just get educated on the best way to approach it.
So, when can you jog with breast implants? If you have recently undergone breast implant surgery then you will have been advised to wait around eight weeks before jogging. It’s not a good idea to do anything strenuous during this time. Instead, take the time to rest and this will promote a faster recovery. The occasional short walk is advised, as this helps to avoid complications, such as blood clots, but nothing more than this is advised for the first few weeks.
What do I need to consider?
If you are waiting to get back to running following breast surgery, keep in mind that your implants need to settle. If the incision doesn’t have time to heal properly it could cause bleeding, scarring or infection to that area. Your body needs to recover for both health and aesthetic purposes. For example, if the incision isn’t fully healed, and you exercise and produce sweat, there is a possibility that this can lead to infection. Keep an eye out for any pain, or mild fever, swelling or discomfort, as these may be signs that an infection is developing. Any excessive movement is not going to help achieve the best results. Be careful not to hinder your recovery – you will be able to jog again in a few short weeks.
Are support bras good for jogging?
If you are taking up jogging and have had breast implants in the past, there are a few things that you should consider before you start. So, how can you jog with breast implants? The trick is to have the correct clothing to allow you to exercise comfortably. You will have worn supportive bras following your surgery, during your recovery time, and it’s important to wear them during any high impact exercise too. The compression garments you were supplied with following surgery did a good job of accelerating your recovery. A good support bra during exercise will ensure you don’t do anything to affect your implants in a negative way. It will help to protect your implants by maintaining their shape and position. For best results, your support bra should be both snug fitting and comfortable. It needs to maintain the weight under your breasts, but not be so tight that blood circulation is impaired.
Get advice about your support bra
The support bra’s main job is to stabilize the implants whilst you are jogging. Having a support bra that is comfortable, useful and easy to put on and remove, is vital if you want to take care of those implants. Of course, everyone is different, and your implants, lifestyle and fitness regime is unique to you. But everyone with implants is at some risk of breast tissue stretching or breasts sagging somewhat, if they don’t follow the correct advice. Here at Enhance Medical Group, we are experts in this field, and have a range of support garments to aid your recovery and help you get back to your former exercise routine. You will get fantastic help and advice from the team at Enhance Medical:we will be able to point you in the right direction.
How much jogging should I do?
When resuming, or embarking upon a jogging regime, it’s best to take a gradual approach. Gently ease yourself into your fitness plan (wearing the correct support garments, of course), and increase the intensity over time. This way your body will have time to adjust to the movement and impact of the exercise, without suffering from any shocks to the system. If you feel some discomfort or lack of support whilst you are jogging, then take advice on the best support bras available. Even with a tight fitting support bra your breasts are still carrying more weight. The skin covering your implants has been stretched to accommodate them, so take care of them and you shouldn’t cause any damage to your implants. It’s worth getting the foundations right from the start, and you won’t risk compromising the results.
Can you jog with breast implants if they are very large?
As previously mentioned, everyone is different, and some will ask, ‘Can you jog with breast implants if they are very large?’ Can you? Yes, but should you? Possibly not. Women with overly large implants may not be recommended to take up jogging. You might find that it causes discomfort as it can shift your center of gravity. This will potentially force your body into a different position, and this could result in muscle aches and strains. If you are a more serious runner, or an athlete, then you may want to consider the size of implant you choose, as anything too large for your frame could hinder your performance.
How soon can I go jogging after breast augmentation surgery?
Therefore, taking everything into account, we would normally recommend waiting between eight and twelve weeks before jogging after your breast surgery. Walking is encouraged as soon as possible after surgery – albeit slowly. In the following weeks after surgery, they’ll be walking around going out to the shops, looking after themselves.
Take your time before jogging after surgery
So, if you’re considering taking up jogging and you’re asking yourself, ‘Can you jog with breast implants?’ then hopefully this information has given you food for thought. The bottom line is that most people, following breast implant surgery, are perfectly safe and capable of using jogging as a form of exercise. It won’t harm your implants, but there are certainly things you can do to protect them. Ultimately, if you get the foundation clothing right, and follow the advice of your surgeon, you should be able to follow a regular jogging schedule without any problems. You will be able to feel if your breasts are properly supported, and if in doubt, you need only ask an expert. It’s worth taking a bit of extra time to get this right, and then you should be able to enjoy your running routine with confidence.