When Can I Exercise After Getting Pectoral Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, my only question for you at this stage is with regard to recovery time from getting pectoral implants – I’d like to know how much time I’ll need to plan for the various stages of practical recovery (casual movement, normal return to work for a “sit at my desk and wiggle a pen” computer job, and return to regular exercise and activity). I’ll have my family available throughout recovery, so I’ll have no problem with support during the trip recovery time, I just want to plan accordingly.

A: In answer to your pectoral implant recovery questions:

1) Like breast implants I don’t restrict arm movement after the surgery.

2) I don’t see any reason you would not be at the computer within days after the surgery.

3) Exercise and more strenuous physical activities will take up to 4 to 6 weeks after surgery to resume.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana