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Can You Exercise After Having Breast Implants?

Having breast implants is a safe, effective way to give yourself a fuller figure, enhance your femininity, and improve your self-esteem. Women choose to have breast implants for a variety of personal reasons. Some women are dissatisfied with the natural size of their breasts; some women’s breasts have lost fullness and volume after pregnancy; and many women choose to have reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. Breast augmentation—or breast implant—surgery is very effective, but you must give your body time to recover before beginning to exercise. Dr. Sliwin will carefully explain what you can expect during the first post-surgery days, and will advise you on when you can begin different levels of exercise. You will not need to stay overnight after having breast augmentation surgery at Dr. Sliwin’s clinic. However, you will need to make follow-up visits so Dr. Sliwin can assess your recovery. The first two weeks after surgery You should not attempt to exercise for the first two weeks after surgery, because you must give your body time to heal. Dr. Sliwin recommends that you wear a sports bra, to keep your breasts lifted. This will also limit movement which could be painful. You must not strain your pectoral muscles. Straining these muscles could lead to thick scar tissue…


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How Breast Implants Have Changed Over the Years

Breast implant surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed. Breast implants—also known as breast augmentation– are also the most researched and scientifically studied medical device in use today. This continual improvement in breast implant procedures has resulted in the modern breast implant to be an extremely safe and effective way for women to enhance their figures, improving mental wellbeing, and self esteem. Dr. Sliwin is one of Toronto’s premier plastic surgeons, with extensive experience in performing successful breast enhancements. He believes that patients will experience far greater satisfaction if they are fully informed about the procedures they choose to have. Dr. Sliwin discusses the different types, shapes, and sizes of implants available at the in-depth consultation, which helps women decide which implant works best for their own needs. The first implants Breast implants have changed a great deal over the years. The very first implant surgeries were performed in the 1950s. These early implants were made of sponge. This was an unsuccessful technique because the sponges shrank, and became hard. The first modern implant was performed over 50 years ago, in 1962. This implant was a silicone implant. The operation was performed on Timmie Jean Lindsey, of Texas, who went from a B to a C cup. She…


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