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How Soon Can I Go Hiking after Breast Augmentation?

Two women hiking.Updated for 2019

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 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

Consult with Dr. Campanile before engaging in any type of strenuous activity to ensure you are healing properly.

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. Dr. Campanile recommends getting up and walking as soon as you are comfortable.

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 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.

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How Soon Can I Go Hiking after Breast Augmentation?
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How Soon Can I Go Hiking after Breast Augmentation?
Updated for 2019. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frank Campanile in Denver discusses how soon women can resume hiking and other activities after breast augmentation.
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Campanile Plastic Surgery