Whether you’re having breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift, performing routine exercises after your surgery will help you achieve the best surgery results possible.

Exercise after your breast surgery will help increase blood flow, keep skin and underlying muscles elastic, and help your body adjust to the changes you’ve made. By performing the right post-breast surgery exercises, you can lessen your chances of breast surgery risks like infection or capsular contracture.

After your breast surgery, you need to rest and avoid strenuous activities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t perform any exercises. Some of the best exercises you can perform include:

  • Ball Squeeze – Holding a rubber ball in one hand, raise your arm above your heart with your elbow slightly bent, squeeze the ball ten times and switch it to the other arm. Repeat this with both arms three times
  • Wall Climbs – Stand with your side about six inches away from a wall. Bring your hand up to about shoulder height and place your fingertips on the wall. Climb the wall with your fingers until your arm is straight and hold for 10 seconds. Climb down the wall with your fingers. Repeat three times on each side a few times a day.
  • Shoulder Squeezes – Stand up and raise your arms in front of you until they are parallel with the floor. Bend the arms at the elbows and bring them back, squeezing your shoulders together. Repeat three times.

Although these exercises can help you recover from your breast surgery, it’s important that you follow all of Dr. Rai’s recovery advice. If you are considering breast surgery of any kind, please contact Dallas, Texas breast surgeon, Dr. Vasdev Rai to schedule an initial consultation.