How Soon After Breast Augmentation Can I Lift Weights?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had breast augmentation three months ago. Can I lift weights if my breast implants are under the muscle? I am almost three months after surgery. I have 450cc silicone implants put in under the muscle on both sides. Do I have my final result now? I want to know if I can go ahead and lift weights. I don’t want to work so much on my chest but to start doing biceps and triceps to tone my arms with light weights and more reps. Can I do that now?

A: At three months after your breast augmentation surgery, it is fair to say that you are looking at the final result. Even though the implants are under the muscle (partially),  there is no reason you can not resume any form of chest or arm workouts. I usually let my patients resume any activity that involves pectoral muscle activity as soon as possible after surgery so they recover faster. Three months from surgery is more than an adeaquate amount of recovery time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana