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Hey ladies just wondering how long it takes after a BA to Be able to lift heavy again in your upper body? I want my boobs done ASAP but have a fitness competition in OCT and don't want to wait until after then, I know I won't be working chest but want to keep up with back and shoulders and don't want to lose muscle

Any help or advice please

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I am also a bit concerned about this, being someone who lifts heavy weights on a regular basis.

 

I think it all depends on your surgeon. One of my friends recently had a lift and BA and is now back lifting very light upper body weights (4-6kg) 7 weeks down the track. She said she is back to doing push ups but won't be attempting muscle ups or pullups for awhile longer.

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I am a gym junkie and also didn't want to give up on my exercise plan for months on end! :) I spoke at length with my surgeon and so he came up with a plan for me which I adhered to. I definitely did not want to stuff up my BA after paying out all that $$. I went for a slow 30 minute walk on day 5. The second week I was able to walk on treadmill, do lunges and squats - no upper body work and no ab work. Week 3 I was allowed to do ab work and more leg work. By week 4/5, I was doing very light weights. I found by the 5th month, I was doing my old workout routine except for not heavy chest weight exercises. I am not allowed to ever do chin ups again because I might rip the 3 to 4 layers of stitching that hold the implant in. My surgeon was VERY clear on this. I did get unders so I just took my exercise program nice and easy. Now I am 8 months post op and fine. My suggestion would be to talk to your surgeon and a PT who is very knowledgeable about BA and BL. Hope that helps.

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I have unders and I specifically asked my surgeon if I could do chin ups ever again as I had heard a rumour that I couldn't and he said yes there is no reason why not. I am only 7 weeks post op so obviously not anywhere near trying them yet but I have an appointment next week so I'm going to ask again incase I heard wrong, I would hate to do any damage!

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if you have a fitness competition in october you should wait until after october to get your boobs done. we are already in July and youre probably looking at end of july minimum to get them done which leaves you 2 month to recover and return back to your exercise routine which is just too risky. You can probably do light exercises but planing on entering a fitness competition- probably not so possible.

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I am a gym junkie and also didn't want to give up on my exercise plan for months on end! :) I spoke at length with my surgeon and so he came up with a plan for me which I adhered to. I definitely did not want to stuff up my BA after paying out all that $$. I went for a slow 30 minute walk on day 5. The second week I was able to walk on treadmill, do lunges and squats - no upper body work and no ab work. Week 3 I was allowed to do ab work and more leg work. By week 4/5, I was doing very light weights. I found by the 5th month, I was doing my old workout routine except for not heavy chest weight exercises. I am not allowed to ever do chin ups again because I might rip the 3 to 4 layers of stitching that hold the implant in. My surgeon was VERY clear on this. I did get unders so I just took my exercise program nice and easy. Now I am 8 months post op and fine. My suggestion would be to talk to your surgeon and a PT who is very knowledgeable about BA and BL. Hope that helps.

Would you possibly share your post op exercise plan with me?? Can I FR you?

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Thank you ladies

I am a PT but wasn't sure about length of recovery, I guess I will have to wait until after my Como to get them done soooooolong I want my boobs now

Herveybsymummy I have a appointment with Hamish Farrow in just over 2 weeks, I really would like them done by Dr Miroshnik but don't want to travel and be in a hotel room while recovering

I hope Hamish is amazing like Miroshnik

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I competed in fitness model comps last year and I'd highly recommend either waiting til next year to compete or getting boobs after! I had a different operation in March last year with less recovery time before starting training and struggled big time with my comp prep because of it and in hindsight shouldn't have competed so soon after. I lost too much muscle with 4-5weeks off proper training and going straight into dieting only made it worse. I'm getting my boobies in 2 weeks and waiting until september next year to compete so I can recover and have enough time to focus on bringing my best to the stage!

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My surgeon said that push ups are fine but not chin ups. I guess every surgeon has their guidelines. It is something to ask your surgeon if these exercises are really important to you. I still do some chest work but not as much as I used to. But I don't do competitions. I just go to the gym. As I said before, perhaps getting a personal trainer who has lots of knowledge about BA and BL + chest exercises would be the way to go. I know that for a couple of months, I could not open a jam jar lid. I never realised how much we use our chest muscles for everyday things. :)

 

Louboobs - that is fine to FR me. :)

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I will ask him, I would prefer if I could continue to do push ups. Did you get overs or unders? :)

Lauren292, each girl is obviously different but I did have very strong pec muscles from years of push ups when i got my BA (which didn't help things btw) and I can now only do like 5-10 mens push ups and this is a year after surgery. But I follow a female fitness guru on FB who cracks them out like she is possessed and she has also had a BA. But for me, I just never got it back. Good luck!

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Seems so strange that some people are on a bike and/or doing lower body workouts like squats and lunges but then some people were told by their surgeon to not do anything for 3 or 4 weeks to avoid getting your heart rate up

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Dr B told me no working the chest ever. What for he said! You have big nice chest now! Lol.. i plank now and short sets of pushups but otherwise absolutely no more heavy chest exercises here ever again. Girls competing should really only consider overs if they want to lift heavy. Ive seen two friends rip pockets under muscle and need mega redos. Good luck.

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Hey lovely!

I do pole dancing (fitness only) and this had a lot to do with my surgery decision. Pole involves a lot of pull ups, inverting, and upper pole strength. I also do other classes that involve a lot of push-ups etc.

I was advised not to do any of this until at least 8 weeks post op! I'm over 3 months now and I'm back into pole dancing as normal including push-ups! It is completely doable if you have a good surgeon. Sure at first it feels weird...like your hand squeezing a stress ball, except the hand is the pec muscle, and the ball is the implant lol. As I've got stronger again I can tense my pec muscles and it makes my implant move a little as it tenses over it. But you get used to it, just make sure you wear a really good bra! I got professionally fitted for a shock absorber bra, and the girls stay put the whole workout its fabulous!

If you're at all worried though but really want to compete in your comp....I'd say book in for your surgery after you compete.

Xx good luck!

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I'm also interested in this. It never occurred me to ask surgeon in consult as I assumed after a period of time I would be able to work out normally. it would be difficult to continue to train at my gym without ever doing pull ups, push-ups etc. heaps of girls at my gym have BAs and don't have a problem but I haven't asked if unders or overs. I'd be interested to hear back how your appointment goes Mrs Alway Right. Pink Butterfly did you have a lift as well? Is it just normal stitches for unders that you are describing or something different?

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I'm also interested in this. It never occurred me to ask surgeon in consult as I assumed after a period of time I would be able to work out normally. it would be difficult to continue to train at my gym without ever doing pull ups, push-ups etc. heaps of girls at my gym have BAs and don't have a problem but I haven't asked if unders or overs. I'd be interested to hear back how your appointment goes Mrs Alway Right. Pink Butterfly did you have a lift as well? Is it just normal stitches for unders that you are describing or something different?

My appointment is in 8 days and I will report back and let you know what he says :)

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Pepper, my surgeon just mentioned the four layers of internal stitching he had done. I do lift weights but not at a competitive level. The most I can bench press is 12.5kg so only lighter weights. But it could be different if it was overs. I would strongly suggest talking to a PT with lots of fitness experience and understanding of BA and BL as well as discussing this with your surgeon.

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Hey lovely!

I do pole dancing (fitness only) and this had a lot to do with my surgery decision. Pole involves a lot of pull ups, inverting, and upper pole strength. I also do other classes that involve a lot of push-ups etc.

I was advised not to do any of this until at least 8 weeks post op! I'm over 3 months now and I'm back into pole dancing as normal including push-ups! It is completely doable if you have a good surgeon. Sure at first it feels weird...like your hand squeezing a stress ball, except the hand is the pec muscle, and the ball is the implant lol. As I've got stronger again I can tense my pec muscles and it makes my implant move a little as it tenses over it. But you get used to it, just make sure you wear a really good bra! I got professionally fitted for a shock absorber bra, and the girls stay put the whole workout its fabulous!

If you're at all worried though but really want to compete in your comp....I'd say book in for your surgery after you compete.

Xx good luck!

Thank you

You've given me hope, I will cry if I can't do pull ups anymore, my consult Is 2 weeks today!! I can't wait

Did you get unders? I will have to research good sports bras as I've never had to worry and just wear LJ padded pammy bras

Who did your boobs?

Thanks for the advice ladies

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Had my 8 week appointment today and we discussed chin ups and pull ups. I am allowed to do them but it might just feel strange at first, he said it would be more preferable to do a chin up at this stage rather than a pull up but after a period of 12 months there should be no problem doing either as he advised not to go full on back into fitness immediately but gradually build it up back to where I was at over a period of time. The only restrictions I have are those I impose on myself because I don't like how it feels or its uncomfortable.

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Had my 8 week appointment today and we discussed chin ups and pull ups. I am allowed to do them but it might just feel strange at first, he said it would be more preferable to do a chin up at this stage rather than a pull up but after a period of 12 months there should be no problem doing either as he advised not to go full on back into fitness immediately but gradually build it up back to where I was at over a period of time. The only restrictions I have are those I impose on myself because I don't like how it feels or its uncomfortable.

I saw my surgeon yesterday and he just said I will be able to do bench press and pull ups again but I need to start off slow and light and I need to be careful as it can push the implants outwards doing heavy chest work 

 

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