When Can I Have Sex After Breast Augmentation?

Middle aged man giving his wife a rose and leaning in for a kiss.After a breast augmentation, you should wait about 3-6 weeks before having sex. Postponing any physical activity for the first few weeks helps reduce the risk of complications and pain. Following your breast surgery, Dr. Ronald Schuster can give you detailed post-operative instructions and answer any questions you may have about recovery.

In general, most patients need to wait about 3 weeks after surgery to resume sexual activity. However, there are a few factors that can affect your healing time. For example, if you are combining more than one cosmetic procedure, you may have a longer recovery. For all patients, it’s important to rest as much as possible for the first two weeks following breast augmentation. This will help reduce the risk of bleeding, swelling, and disrupting the placement of the implants.

After Dr. Schuster clears you for physical activity, you may want to start off slow and gentle. Wearing a sports bra or compression garment may be advisable depending on how much you have healed. Try to keep weight and pressure off the breast tissue and, if you feel any pain, try a different position. Excessive movement might also be too painful in the beginning, so avoid going at a faster pace until you feel comfortable.

Overall, you should only resume sexual activity when you are physically and mentally ready. Be honest with yourself and listen to your body. By allowing your breasts ample time to heal, you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your breast augmentation without having to worry about complications.

Have Questions About the Breast Augmentation Recovery Process?

If you are considering breast augmentation and want to know more about the recovery, call Dr. Schuster today at 410-902-9800 to schedule an initial consultation. He will walk you through the typical recovery process based on your individual procedure and answer any questions you may have about resuming sexual activity safely. We are proud to serve patients living in Owings Mills, Baltimore, Towson, and throughout the state of Maryland. We also offer virtual consultations for out-of-town patients.



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