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3 hours ago, boobiebuf said:

Hi all, my BA is 2 years and I feel like they are separating in the middle shifting on the sides called side boobs, any one else feeling the same?

Hey hun, no I don't. However, I think you should book an appointment with your plastic surgeon to get advice as that does not sound good. Do you have rounds or anatomicals? Are they under the muscle or over? As @pink butterfly said above, are you doing chest work at the gym?

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12 hours ago, boobiebuf said:

I avoid chest at the gym however I do body pump and some excercise in that class is using the chest area

I have Rounds under the muscle 

Hi love. Im a PT &  teach 3 pump classes a week and i avoid doing heavey weight chest exercises,  flys, dips and only do push ups with knees directly under my hips as all these exercises activate the chest to much and as your chest muscles become stronger they will push your implants laterally out to the sides creating a wide gap within the cleavage,  the only way to fix the problem is to have surgery to fix your pocket and lift more of your chest muscle off your chest wall . I have anatomicals and my PS was aware of my job but made a point to say that overly engaging the chest muscles over a period of time will cause lateral dispacement,  i also avoid chin ups as well and i modify my tricep push ups. How long have you noticed this happening and do you do any of the exercise above but not modified and if so try modifying them to prevent it from getting any worse.  ?

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7 hours ago, I HaveBoobs said:

Hi love. Im a PT &  teach 3 pump classes a week and i avoid doing heavey weight chest exercises,  flys, dips and only do push ups with knees directly under my hips as all these exercises activate the chest to much and as your chest muscles become stronger they will push your implants laterally out to the sides creating a wide gap within the cleavage,  the only way to fix the problem is to have surgery to fix your pocket and lift more of your chest muscle off your chest wall . I have anatomicals and my PS was aware of my job but made a point to say that overly engaging the chest muscles over a period of time will cause lateral dispacement,  i also avoid chin ups as well and i modify my tricep push ups. How long have you noticed this happening and do you do any of the exercise above but not modified and if so try modifying them to prevent it from getting any worse.  ?

My surgeon was emphatic about me not doing chin ups ever again. He said I could damage the pocket if I did. I also refrain from doing too many chest exercises for the reason of separation. I have a natural gap so I definitely do not want to add to that. I no longer go very heavy with my upper body workout like I used to prior to my BA.

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Thanks for all your replies ladies.

in have been feeling like this only this week.

what bra do you sleep in at night? I sleep with a Crop top, wondering if I should sleep with a tighter one.

i think I’ll avoid my favorite class body pump and avoid anything that involves chest excercises

and I’ll give my PS a call

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4 hours ago, boobiebuf said:

Thanks for all your replies ladies.

in have been feeling like this only this week.

what bra do you sleep in at night? I sleep with a Crop top, wondering if I should sleep with a tighter one.

i think I’ll avoid my favorite class body pump and avoid anything that involves chest excercises

and I’ll give my PS a call

Hey hun - I usually sleep with a crop top too - Bonds. Defs call your surgeon :) 

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2 hours ago, BAM said:

Wow I hadn’t realised there were exercises to be avoided. I have anatomicals too so i’d best be doing some research before I start attempting to build up to my weights and push ups in a few weeks. What is considered a ‘safe’ upper body weighed exercise? Can you still do bent over rows, flys with light weight, biceps etc? Is yoga still ok where you put a lot of weight through the arms in certain poses?

I hope everything works out ok @boobiebuf once you see your ps, there’s so many questions that need answering it’s so easy to miss something!! Good luck

You are really best to ask your PS these questions to be honest. I have just followed the advice of my surgeon especially as he was so strong about what to avoid. x

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4 hours ago, BAM said:

Wow I hadn’t realised there were exercises to be avoided. I have anatomicals too so i’d best be doing some research before I start attempting to build up to my weights and push ups in a few weeks. What is considered a ‘safe’ upper body weighed exercise? Can you still do bent over rows, flys with light weight, biceps etc? Is yoga still ok where you put a lot of weight through the arms in certain poses?

I hope everything works out ok @boobiebuf once you see your ps, there’s so many questions that need answering it’s so easy to miss something!! Good luck

Hey hun... I agree with @pink butterfly check with your PS - they should be giving you advice on exercise and what to avoid. They have different rules and guidance, mine said no chest work ever again. I know @I HaveBoobs is a PT and she can give you guidance as she also has anatomicals...

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Hi @BAM , i would be asking your surgeon but from memory you and i have the same surgeon.  Sam knows what i do for a job but did say it was best to avoid heavey chest workouts as it will atrophy  (build up) the chest muscles making them tighter and over a period of time (didnt say how long) those tight chet muscles will push your implants to the side causing lateral dispacement  (an usually large cleavage gap) .

This is why i avoid anything heavier than 10 kg total on a pump bar i don't do chest flys any more,  i modify dips and keep my knees directly under my hips during push ups sa these exercises activate to much of your chest area i no longer train my chest in the gym either as i dont want to end up having to have revision surgery in the future to put my implants back whete they used to be, I also have many friends in the fitness industry that have noticed a shift in their implants by doing heavey chest exercises and one who is only 4 yrs post op.  I dont want to scare you but its body mechanics when you think about where your implant is placed in relation to your chest muscles it makes sense, also if you stand najed from the waist up place your hands on your hips and press your palms inwards contacting your chest you will see your implants shift this is the action your chest is doing when lifting weight heavey or light.  Sam didnt say i couldn't do them but he did say he didnt reccomend it and in the end it was my decision so i decided to avoid them as i for one can't afford revision surgery . 

Sorry if this concerns you and i dont mean to offend if i did . In the end best speak to Sam and get it srtaight from the horses mouth, PS i am back to doing everything other than the above mentioned exercises and i slowly increaded my weights over a oeriod of 2-3 months and am now back to my pre BA weights??

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Hi lovely,

Wow, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had not heard of the implants shifting so long after they were healed up. It may be that your surgeon did not leave enough room for the scar capsule to form and help keep them in place:

"After breast augmentation surgery you may find that your breasts are now too close together or too far apart. Through time, they may even start to move too close together or too far apart. These are two fairly common breast implant problems.

The cause of either of these situations could be that the breast enhancement surgeon didn’t place the implant in the correct location. Sometimes a surgeon may put the implant in a place that immediately pulls the breast in the wrong direction, thereby causing either of these problems. Sometimes gravity slowly pulls the breast implant one way or another, and coupled with a wrongly placed implant, it could result in breasts that now are too close or too far apart.

After breast implant surgery, your body will heal by forming a capsule around the implant. It is part of your body’s way of recovering after surgery. This was firmly considered when your surgeon performed your breast implant procedure, and he or she took this into account by leaving some space for this capsule to grow. As every body is slightly different, and one may have a different reaction to an implant from another, one may sometimes heal in a manner that doesn’t create this capsule around the implant. In this case, your implant may move and push your breasts away or towards each other, resulting in a figure that is different from your ideal.

In either of these cases, your only solution is another procedure to reposition the implant to the correct location."

https://www.fecosmeticsurgery.com/breast/common-breast-implant-problems/

Come to think of it, I remember my PS saying to never do chin-ups, and it will be unlikely that I can even do them again due to the submuscular placement.

I am very interested to know what your PS says, best of luck! xx

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On 8/12/2018 at 10:25 PM, I HaveBoobs said:

Hi @BAM , i would be asking your surgeon but from memory you and i have the same surgeon.  Sam knows what i do for a job but did say it was best to avoid heavey chest workouts as it will atrophy  (build up) the chest muscles making them tighter and over a period of time (didnt say how long) those tight chet muscles will push your implants to the side causing lateral dispacement  (an usually large cleavage gap) .

This is why i avoid anything heavier than 10 kg total on a pump bar i don't do chest flys any more,  i modify dips and keep my knees directly under my hips during push ups sa these exercises activate to much of your chest area i no longer train my chest in the gym either as i dont want to end up having to have revision surgery in the future to put my implants back whete they used to be, I also have many friends in the fitness industry that have noticed a shift in their implants by doing heavey chest exercises and one who is only 4 yrs post op.  I dont want to scare you but its body mechanics when you think about where your implant is placed in relation to your chest muscles it makes sense, also if you stand najed from the waist up place your hands on your hips and press your palms inwards contacting your chest you will see your implants shift this is the action your chest is doing when lifting weight heavey or light.  Sam didnt say i couldn't do them but he did say he didnt reccomend it and in the end it was my decision so i decided to avoid them as i for one can't afford revision surgery . 

Sorry if this concerns you and i dont mean to offend if i did . In the end best speak to Sam and get it srtaight from the horses mouth, PS i am back to doing everything other than the above mentioned exercises and i slowly increaded my weights over a oeriod of 2-3 months and am now back to my pre BA weights??

Hi ladies,

well I went to my PS today and he was quick to see me and out the door so fast.

We had a chat with my concerns and said to totally avoid chest excercise ( which I knew to begin with) he said they looked great but a slight separation and i need to see him in 1 years time. His secretary took some pics of me.

so, no more body pump for me ? I’ll stick to yoga/Pilates and lower body workouts.

hope everyone is doing well? 

 

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1 hour ago, boobiebuf said:

Hi ladies,

well I went to my PS today and he was quick to see me and out the door so fast.

We had a chat with my concerns and said to totally avoid chest excercise ( which I knew to begin with) he said they looked great but a slight separation and i need to see him in 1 years time. His secretary took some pics of me.

so, no more body pump for me ? I’ll stick to yoga/Pilates and lower body workouts.

hope everyone is doing well? 

 

Hi hun thanks for the update,  did he say that it was doing the chest exercises in Pump that had contributed to the separation and do you need to avoid all direct chest exercises altogether,  it sounds like he was a little dismissive 

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Oh wow @I HaveBoobs I'm going in for a revision surgery as I have the polly implants. I had these placed over the muscle (teardrop) and am now going in for dual placement round implants. I do body pump 2x a week and then my own weights sessions, I also run. 2-3x.

I had no issues with weights but I was advised that I will have to drop back on the chest exercises. I'm used to doing push-ups on my toes etc, so are you saying that we should avoid doing them all together? I am kinda freaking out as I like to have toned arms, but we use so many of our chest muscles for upper body workout.

What about shoulder exercises and back exercises in pump? For back weights I usually do 13kg - will I need to drop back on those? Shoulders I always use the 2.5kg but then do the pushups on my toes. 

My PS said that I can't run for 3 weeks after revision, after 3 weeks I can do a light jog and then resume full running 10-12 weeks post op. I feel like I will lose my mind lol

Thanks in advance :)

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9 hours ago, RevisionGirl said:

Oh wow @I HaveBoobs I'm going in for a revision surgery as I have the polly implants. I had these placed over the muscle (teardrop) and am now going in for dual placement round implants. I do body pump 2x a week and then my own weights sessions, I also run. 2-3x.

I had no issues with weights but I was advised that I will have to drop back on the chest exercises. I'm used to doing push-ups on my toes etc, so are you saying that we should avoid doing them all together? I am kinda freaking out as I like to have toned arms, but we use so many of our chest muscles for upper body workout.

What about shoulder exercises and back exercises in pump? For back weights I usually do 13kg - will I need to drop back on those? Shoulders I always use the 2.5kg but then do the pushups on my toes. 

My PS said that I can't run for 3 weeks after revision, after 3 weeks I can do a light jog and then resume full running 10-12 weeks post op. I feel like I will lose my mind lol

Thanks in advance

Hi hun its only the direct chest exercises like chest press, flys and dips that i avoid. I too am like you and like to have toned arms so i modify my push ups and dips so i don't engage to much of my chest, everything else in pump or the gym is fine as your chest is an assisting muscle i also avoid pull ups (chin ups)  as i find it puts to much stress on my chest that being said i have anatomicals so it might be different for rounds. Best thing to do is check with your surgeon as they will be better to advise what you should shouldn't do.  

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Thanks @I HaveBoobs love hearing form someone else that's into fitness. I have rippling too so my PS said that should also disappear with the dual placement although the implants themselves are shocking so it will be good to get them out of my body. 

I will definitely take it easy. Do you run? I wonder how different dual placement will feel. Over the muscle was super quick recovery for me, so going in for revision like this may be more painful. 

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