"Okay, it’s embarrassing to say the least. I mean! I got some girls and they wanted to play! Sex. It happens. I’m only 2 weeks 4 days post op. I had sex and it kind of bounced my implants around. It was not rough sex, but it wasn’t soft either. Now I’m freaking out!!!!! They are a tad sore. Did I do anything to them?! What is the worst thing that can happen??? This was definitely not one of my best thinking moments!"
DR. POUSTI: Most likely no harm done….
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.