Q&A: HOW LONG AFTER BREAST RE-IMPLANT SURGERY CAN I START RUNNING AGAIN?

"I had a staph infection in my left breast. My implant was removed and I will have surgery soon. It will be over 7 months since removal to let it heal. I run 3 times per week, about 20 miles average. How soon can I start running after surgery? I’m assuming I can’t go right back to running 20 miles per week, so how many can I start with? How long should it take for me to get back to running my normal routine?"

 

DR. POUSTI: How long after breast re-implant surgery can I start running again?

I am sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced. Always best to run these types of questions by your plastic surgeon (no pun intended). He/she will know exactly what procedure was performed and how you are progressing. Generally, for patients who have experienced complications of as you have, I would suggest that you “move slow” and listen to your body carefully as you resume activities. It may be 2 to 3 months before you are back to full speed/distance.

Best wishes for a complication free outcome that you will be very pleased with.

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