Safe Exercises 1-2 Weeks After Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and Nearby Areas of Arizona

Undergoing any kind of surgery will indefinitely put a hold on normal activities for an extended period of time after the procedure. A breast reconstruction surgery requires patients to rest and slowly get back to their normal activities. Exercising after breast reconstruction is a great way to keep patients active, help patients return to their normal activities, and restore range of motion more effectively and efficiently.

At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we will consult with breast reconstruction patients to determine the kinds of exercises that are safe and beneficial to the recovery process after their procedure. If you or someone you know is looking for a reliable and detailed plastic surgeon in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery today.

Together, Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa and Dr. Ali Mosharrafa make up the plastic surgeons at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery. Board certified and committed to our patients’ overall health, we believe in offering resources that can improve the outcomes of surgery. Many of our patients enjoy exercising, and we can facilitate regiments that are safe and unique to each individual patient’s specific needs.

If you have recently undergone a recent breast reconstruction surgery, consult with either Dr. Ali Mosharrafa or Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa before engaging in any exercises. The following information is a guideline to possible exercises after breast reconstruction surgery that our doctors may recommend. These exercises are designed to relieve stiffness in the arms and shoulders within the first two weeks after surgery.

  1. Shoulder shrugs. With your shoulders relaxed, lift your shoulders up towards your ears slowly and gently back to starting position.
  2. Shoulder rolls. Slowly roll your shoulders forwards and backwards. Squeeze your shoulder blades together when in back position.
  3. Arm swings. Hold your arm to your side and slightly in front of you. Draw imaginary circles with your arm. Start small and gradually increase the size of the circles as you continue this exercise.

If you wish to set up a consultation with one of our surgeons, please do not hesitate to call us at our Phoenix location. We are easily accessible and here to help. Call us now at (602) 513-8133.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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