It’s not unusual for breast augmentation patients to have small children at home. For this reason they are always concerned about how soon they will be able to resume lifting following this procedure.
There’s currently no scientific data that indicates the optimal time for resumption of strenuous activity. Under these circumstances recommendations vary from surgeon to surgeon.
Although each patient’s situation is unique we generally ask patients to avoid lifting objects that weigh more than fifteen pounds for two to four weeks following surgery. This is probably a conservative recommendation but helps minimize the potential for bleeding, capsular contracture, implant malposition, and wound healing problems. It’s therefore not unusual for patients to require assistance with child care in the early postoperative period.
If you have small children at home and are considering breast augmentation it’s appropriate to discuss these issues with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns.