Breast augmentation procedures in Orange County are common in the spring and summer months because patients like to be ready to wear bikinis or strapless dresses in the summer. Here are some answers to questions about recovery that will help you plan the best time for your breast augmentation. The breast augmentation recovery pathway is typically performed as follows: Week # 1: Purposeful walking. That is the patient can walk to the bathroom, walk to eat dinner, walk to get groceries, walk to church, etc. Week # 2: Walking for exercise. That is the patient can walk around the block or take long walks at the mall to go shopping. Week # 3: Return to the gym. The patient can use the stationery bicycle. No spin class! I don’t want patients to use their arms or chest to lift themselves off the bicycle seat. Week # 4: Ok to lift weights such as biceps and triceps or leg extensions without using the arms. Week # 6: Ok to return to unlimited exercise. Let pain be the guide to the amount and level of exertion.