Exercise is a great way to stay strong, slim and healthy, but following breast augmentation surgery you need to take a break, and for good reasons. Patients can of course walk after breast augmentation surgery, but brisk, power walking is not an option. In fact, cardiovascular exercise should be put on the back burner for at least 2-3 weeks, or until Dr. Eisemann clears you following surgery. Additionally, you should avoid weight lifting and heavy pushing or pulling that you would do around the house. This is because lifting, pushing and pulling engaged the pectoral muscles of the chest, which is one area of focus during your augmentation surgery. Your follow-up, post-operative visit is very important not only to check incisions and the placement of implants, but also to discuss how to reincorporate exercise into your life.