I started back into proper exercise at medium aerobic effort, doing a mix of speed walking and short interval sessions on the bike, in order to get my legs ready for running again by week 7. It felt so good to do workouts that lifted my heart rate again! YOGA POSTURES: I could finally add … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY – Weeks 5 & 6 Post Op
I had been missing my regular massages (which along with yoga and exercise help me to manage life long back pain), so on day 26 I treated myself to a full body massage with my usual therapist. I was expecting it to be awkward, but by placing towels under my ribs, shoulders and head I could … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY – Week 4 Post Op
By the 3rd week the swelling had gone and I was very happy with the overall result - the implant size was in proportion to my body and my bony sternum was no longer a prominent feature, as the upper portion of my chest was filled out. For exercise I was doing a combination of … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY – Week 3 Post Op
For exercise I was walking at an easy pace for an hour daily. I started driving again at 10 days post surgery. Daily activities were still somewhat restricted by limited arm movement and tenderness, and the uncomfortable compression strap I was wearing. I had decided not to do any private yoga tuition until the 3rd week post surgery … Continue reading YOGA & EXERCISE AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY – Week 2 Post Op
These blog posts are a summary of my breast augmentation recovery journey with specific focus on my progressive return to yoga asana and running from surgery through the following weeks. This may provide a helpful guide to other yoga practitioners who are contemplating breast augmentation and want to know what to expect.