Summertime and the living is easy, as the song goes. And if you’re someone who loves spending time in the great outdoors, then summertime’s your season for all kinds of fun, including hiking. If you’re one of the many women who’s planning a breast augmentation this year, you may be wondering how long you’ll have to wait until you can lace up your hiking boots and get back out on the trail.
Feel Like a Natural Woman
Today’s breast implants are trending toward getting subtle breast augmentation results,* which is one reason why the procedure continues to be among the most popular of all plastic surgeries. After your breast augmentation surgery, you’ll need time to heal as your new breasts settle into place. But what exactly does breast augmentation recovery involve, and when can you resume the activities that you enjoy?
Take Time to Heal
Each woman is different and heals at her own rate, but there’s a basic timeline that can help guide your recovery. For the first 6 weeks after getting breast implants, it’s important to avoid doing any activity that will put pressure on the chest muscles. This means that high impact activities like running need to wait until the 6-week mark.
Get Back into the Game
In the meantime, your body will require lots of rest. You can’t expect to jump right back into the activities you enjoyed prior to your breast augmentation. You should take it easy during the first few weeks, and if you must move around, limit yourself to gentle walking around the neighborhood. After 2 weeks, you can begin riding a stationary bike with no resistance.* By week 4, you should be able to take a low impact hike that doesn’t involve strenuous hills.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.