When can I start exercising after breast reduction surgery?

This is a question you should ask your surgeon in your post-operative appointment. They will know what is best for your specific situation.

Generally speaking, however, you should look to keep mobile and take short walks in the days immediately after surgery to avoid blood clotting.

Gentle exercise, like walking, cycling or crosstraining can resume after 3-4 weeks.

Heavy lifting may be possible after 6 weeks and more rigorous exercise like ball sports may be possible after 3 months.

Find out more on this topic on our Breast Reduction Recovery Timeline

Published: October 27th, 2020