Exercise with Breast Implants


Many women with an active lifestyle express a concern about the potential impact breast augmentation will have on their exercise routine. Fortunately, most women find that exercise after breast augmentation is not affected in a significant way.

Keep in mind that the size of your breast implants will play a role in how much your exercise routine is impacted. The larger the implant, the more likely you are to notice a difference when exercising. It is important to discuss your regular exercise routine with Dr. Corey during your initial consultation to ensure that you choose a breast implant size that allows you to maintain your active lifestyle.

While you shouldn’t notice much of a difference in your normal exercise routines, there are some activities that might be impacted slightly after breast augmentation.

Runners may notice a difference in their balance, and they may feel the impact of the increased weight carried around their chest. Wearing a supportive bra should help minimize these impacts and prevent your speed and stamina from being affected.

Swimmers often find that it takes awhile to adjust to the changes in buoyancy and resistance caused by breast implants. If you swim competitively, you may notice a slight drop in your time.

Women who engage in sports such as tennis or golf may notice a difference when reaching across their chest. However, this can be minimized by increasing the rotation of your torso at the waist.

If you would like to find out more about how breast augmentation may affect your exercise routine, please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Corey serves patients in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona.