Pull ups/push ups

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I am currently 3 months PO and am no longer in contact with my plastic surgeon. I workout every day and am itching to get back into doing pull-ups and push-ups. When is a safe time to start doing these again?

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      • KayLee Ann
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      • 3 mths ago
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      Dr. Roughton I'm 10 weeks post OP and beginning to get back into my old workout routine. Should push ups be avoided? or any other exercises? 

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    • KayLee Ann push-ups May feel weird for a year or so. They’re ok to do but if your implants are submuscular, they’re going to move. Yes you may stretch your pocket out over time but they all stretch somewhat over time. So it’s a balance of how much you want to do the chest exercises. Ok to start at 12 weeks 

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      • DaJ
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton I am confused by this answer. Is it ever safe to do push-ups and pull-ups? I don't want to damage my submuscular implants, and I don't want to make them look weird or more unnatural than they already do. Is it either: never do these things again or be okay with them moving and looking worse? I am almost a year post-op now, I can do planks and plank type exercises fine (it doesn't feel weird), but push-ups are different. I haven't tried pull-ups because I don't want to do any damage. Even if it takes 2 years, is there ever a point where we can safely get back to these 2 exercises without damaging, shifting or impacting the implants in a way that will make them look different than if we didn't do them? My implants are already further apart than I want them to be and one dropped a little lower than I would prefer. My guess is the pocket is already stretched. I don't want to make anything worse. To be clear, my questions are: Is there ever a point (even if it takes 2 years) where people with submuscular implants can do push-ups and pull-ups (not any other chest exercises, just those) without causing the implants to shift or change? I also use to do silks, which is basically the equivalent of rope climbing and doing flips (like we use to do on the monkey bars as kids --pulling your body up and flipping or inverting), are these things off limits forever? I can't find clear answers on this. Thank you.

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    • Daj Good question and there is not a clear answer.  You're absolutely right to be confused.  Yes, over time, the pocket stretches.  no way to prevent that.  You use your pec every day without thinking about it.  Pec-specific exercises may use it a little more but I am not sure that it has ever been quantified.  Said a different way, there is zero data to support my opinion. :)  You 'gotta do you' sometimes and life is gray.  If pushups are important to you, do them.  As you say, you've already developed some drop, I don't think the pushups are going to impact your result at this point.

      To try and be more general, I think you should avoid pec specific exercises until the pocket/capsule has set up.  This takes 6 weeks and is strong by 12 weeks.  After that, there isn't much documented change.  So starting at 1 year vs 2 years vs 3 months probably doesn't make that much difference.  Good luck to you and hope this helped.

       

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      • Daj
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      • DaJ
      • 1 mth ago
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      Dr. Michelle Roughton Thank you! Very helpful!

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  • Hey girly, just an FYI I was told direct chest exercises within the years can expand/stretch your pockets. Also told to try to stay away from from chest press and push ups. I am a gymaholic, and just for the sake of my new implants I will not be training chest at the gym anymore. I honestly don't mind it at all. But good luck to you love. β€οΈ

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    • Nicole Osoria thank you so much for sharing that information with me.  It’s difficult not being able to do them but knowing the long term effect I would rather not mess up my implants!!

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  • My PS reccomend it quit all chest exercises for under the muscle implants. 

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  • I have heard of several surgeons recommending no chest exercises for ever once you have unders. 

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  • My dr said no chest exercises, pull ups, push ups, pull downs or dips with submuscular. My question though...so many of my other upper body exercises engage the pectoral muscles in some way. Could they also cause displacement? 

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  • I got submuscular implants 2 years ago, have done ZERO chest exercises in that time, and still have to get a revision due to lateral displacement and significant muscle distortion. I think it’s just an inherent risk of having unders. 

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