Q&A: HOW LONG DO I WAIT TO HAVE SEX AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION?

"How long to wait to have sex after breast augmentation?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Your plastic surgeon will always be your best resource when it comes to specific instructions in regards to returning to activities. Generally speaking, best to limit strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks after breast augmentation surgery, assuming you are doing well and there have been no complications. Care should be taken during the first one to two weeks after surgery not to allow for elevation of heart rate, blood pressure, and/or direct trauma/contact to the chest wall. Again, generally speaking, most my patients are able to return to lower body exercise at the 1 to 2 week post operative mark, wait to lift/run for about 4 to 6 weeks after surgery. Swimming may have to wait a similar amount of time. Other exercises, involving the pectoralis major muscles, may resume several months down the line, if not longer. Again, address your specific questions/concerns to your plastic surgeon, who knows your situation best, and is ultimately responsible for your care.

Best wishes.

You Might Also Enjoy...

What Happens When You Have Your Breast Implants Removed

Breast augmentation is often regarded as a procedure with lifetime results, but many women opt to get their implants removed after a while. If you’ve been pondering breast implant removal, keep reading to learn what happens during and after.

XL Breast Implants

Extra Large (XL) breast implants are generally considered to be 600 cubic centimeters (cc) and up.

Do I need a Mommy Makeover?

“Mommy Makeover” is the common term used for an individualized set of cosmetic procedures designed to help address common effects after childbearing (usually addressing the breast and body).