Exercise with Breast Implants

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


If you lead an active lifestyle, you will want to consider how breast augmentation might impact your ability to exercise before moving forward with the procedure. Most women find that once they fully recover from the procedure, they can resume a fully active lifestyle. However, there are certain factors which may impact your exercise regimen after getting breast implants. At your initial consultation, Denver plastic surgeons Dr. John A. Grossman and Dr. Philippe A. Capraro will discuss these factors with you to ensure your breast augmentation will not interfere with your active lifestyle.

Keep in mind that size matters when you have an active lifestyle. A very large breast implant size may impact your ability to participate in sports more than a moderately sized implant. The weight of very large breast implants can potentially result in back, shoulder, or neck pain, particularly while exercising. Runners might also find that very large breast implants impact their balance.

Other issues that may arise when exercising with breast implants include:

  • Reaching across the chest – If you engage in activities such as golf, tennis, or racket ball, you may find that your breast implants interfere with reaching across your chest with an extended arm. By choosing a moderate breast implant size, you can minimize this interference.
  • Range of motion – Lateral (side-to-side) displacement of breast implants can occur when engaging in athletic activities. This can potentially impact your arm’s range of motion. By choosing a breast implant with a smaller diameter than your natural breast, you can minimize these range of motion issues.

You will most likely find that by making a few minor adjustments in your exercise regimen, you can continue to enjoy all of your favorite activities after breast augmentation.

Please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today to schedule your breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro serve patients in Denver and Littleton, Colorado.