When can you resume sexual activity after surgery?
A practical question patients often ask me after breast implant surgery is, “when can I return to having sex?”
The answer to this is quite simple – you can return to sexual activity at any stage after surgery.
However, the reality is that for the first few days at least after surgery, you will be far too sore to think about that.
My general recommendations about returning to normal physical activities includes refraining from normal heavy upper body manual handing/lifting and straining for the first four weeks after surgery.
So with this in mind, you can return to sex after breast implant surgery at any time, but for the first four weeks after, you basically need to take on a very passive role.
You are also advised to commence firm breast massaging at three weeks after surgery to help your breasts soften and settle. So this also means you and your partner can handle your breasts normally from this stage. You’ll still be a bit sore, so your body comfort levels will guide you as to what you should and shouldn’t be doing.