How soon after breast augmentation can I get adjusted?
Typical heal time for breast augmentation can differ depending on where and how the implants were inserted, as well as how healthy the patient is at the time of the surgery. Most patients feel pretty rough the first few days and do not leave the house. But after a week or two, the patient can have certain areas like the neck, extremities, and possibly low back adjusted. Manipulations that position the patient on their stomach or apply force through the upper back or chest will be avoided for four to six weeks. Instead, your doctor will utilize therapies that allow you to be in a seated position or lying on your back. Assisted stretching, soft-tissue mobilization, using the rolling table, and acupuncture are all appropriate options to manage your symptoms and support your recovery.
Exercises and stretching for post-surgery
Roll It Out
Start sitting on the floor with the foam roller behind you perpendicular to your spine. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Your hands should be behind your ears with your elbows out wide. Use your core and support yourself while rolling towards your feet so the roller goes up your spine. When you hit a spot that feels tight, hold there for 20-30 seconds.
Open Book Stretch
Lay on your left side with your left arm straight out and your right knee bent supported on the foam roller. Place your right hand in your left. Take a deep breath in and, as you breathe out, open your right arm as far as you can. Look to the right and think of rotating at the upper back, keeping your leg on the foam roller. Take 3 deep breaths. Close “the book” and repeat 2 more times. Repeat other side.
Pectoralis Muscle Stretch
Lay with the foam roller parallel to your spine. Support your head with the top of the foam roller and your pelvis with the bottom. Bend your knees and try to remove any arch from your spine. Hold your arms out straight in front of your face. Take a deep breath in and, as you breathe out, open your arms and try to place the back of your hands on the floor. Raise or lower your hands to find a comfortable stretch. Hold for up to 3 minutes.