Reasons for Massage After Breast Augmentation By Hadi Rassael on November 25, 2013

When it comes to enhancing your overall figure and placing greater emphasis on certain curves, one of the best options out there to consider is breast augmentation. By meeting with a cosmetic surgeon and going over all of your goals, you can achieve the best aesthetic results in the process.

With this in mind, the best results require dedication to post-operative care. This is especially true with breast implants since their position and appearance can be affected by numerous factors as you heal. Our team would like to consider a few of these issues in some detail right now, with a special focus on massage techniques after breast augmentation surgery.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery

Some general information on breast augmentation may be helpful. During breast augmentation surgery, implants are placed into the breasts themselves in order to boost the size, improve the shape, and enhance the contours of the breasts. The placement of the implants during the surgery is crucial for optimal aesthetics and good healing.

What is capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture is a potential complication that patients experience as they heal. This is part of they body's autoimmune response to foreign objects in the body. Scar tissue forms and tightens around the breast implants, compressing them and altering their texture and shape. Capsular contracture can be quite painful for patients as well.

There are pre-operative and post-operative options for prevention of capsular contracture. Should it occur, the best remedy is often a corrective surgery.

Can massage really help prevent capsular constracture from occurring?

Many breast augmentation patients can benefit from special exercises and massage techniques that target the breasts following surgery. These massage techniques will help prevent the formation of this scar tissue and the compression of the implants, thus allowing for soft breasts and proper implant shape as well.

Massaging can begin roughly one week after the surgery depending on your healing experience. Your surgeon will provide full instructions and recommendations for massage during these follow-up visits.

Basic Massage Instructions and Information

Here are some basic massage techniques that will you will likely use to ensure proper healing:

  • The Implant Roll - This massage technique will involve the palm lightly rolling vertically along the breast in order to gently push the implant upwards and downwards within the breast pocket
  • Midline Massage - This massage will involve careful movements of the hands to address the lateral portions of the breast pockets; generally this involves manipulation of the breasts inward to create cleavage and then gently to the sides to ensure proper outward sloping

Other massage techniques and methods may be recommended. It helps to continue these massage techniques as directed to ensure that the implants and the breasts maintain a proper and appealing shape in the long run.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation, breast enhancement, and your many other options out there for overall aesthetic enhancement and rejuvenation, be sure to contact our Maryland cosmetic cosmetic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible cosmetic results in the process.

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