Can a Breast Lift Help You Exercise?


If you have significant sagging in your breasts, you may find that even an industrial strength sports bra doesn’t provide the support you need. This can make exercise uncomfortable, irritating, and even embarrassing. It could even lead to blisters, chafing, and pain.

So can a breast lift help you exercise?

Well, it’s not going to drive you to the Pilates studio or enable you to bench press twice your weight. OBVIOUSLY. But it sure can make movement a much more enjoyable experience! So in that regard, yes it will help you exercise.


What Breast Lift Surgery Entails 

Whether you’re experiencing sagging as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight, genetics, or aging, a breast lift uplifts and improves the shape of the breast.

During a breast lift procedure (also known as mastopexy), your board-certified plastic surgeon removes excess skin and fat and raises the breast tissue. Separating the tissue from the skin beneath it allows for more comfort and mobility.

The chosen incision for the procedure depends on a number of factors. Depending on these, your surgeon may choose a circular incision around the areola, a line down the lower portion of the breast from the areola to the crease under the breast, or a line along that crease.

The excess skin and fat are removed from the incision. The surgeon then reshapes and lifts the breast, tightens the remaining skin, and closes the incisions.

While it’s a fairly straightforward procedure, recovery can be a bit more involved than with a traditional breast augmentation. So before you jump on the treadmill or dive into the pool, you’ll want to follow the detailed instructions provided by your surgeon for recovery.


Can a Breast Lift Help You Exercise?

It’s important to understand there will be an adjustment period after a breast lift. This is completely normal. The best thing you can do is be patient during this time. You may be eager to get back to exercise, but you don’t want to push too hard and jeopardize your lift results.

Most patients can begin with short walks around the house every few hours after the procedure. This not only keeps your heart pumping, but it improves circulation and prevents potential blood clots. Once you feel ready, you can begin to increase your activity. Take it slowly. Especially in those first few weeks after surgery.

Start with some slow walks around the neighborhood or cycling on a stationary bike. Then go from there.

You’ll be advised to not push or pull anything heavy. And because you shouldn’t exert your pectoral muscles, you’ll also not be permitted to lift anything that weighs over 10 pounds. That means you’ll need to steer clear of push-ups, pull-ups, and certain yoga poses. And no weight training or intense exercise until you get the go-ahead from your surgeon.


Jump Back Into Action With a Breast Lift

Can a breast lift help you exercise? If you’re struggling with sagging breasts that make exercise cumbersome and painful, then yes, it can.

With higher and firmer breasts, you’ll not only find more ease with exercise, but you’ll feel more confident and self-assured next time you hit the gym or the yoga mat.

So contact us today and make physical fitness a priority again. You’ll feel better in every way.