Getting breast implants may be the most exciting thing that you have done in a while. Here at our office, Dr. Foster not only wants to ensure that all of his patients love their results but that they can enjoy them too. To help you enjoy your new breasts faster, there is a list of things we will encourage you to do during recovery like rest, take NSAIDs, and massage your breasts.
The tricky thing with massage is that it’s one of those things that’s really counterintuitive after you have surgery. After all, what sounds less appealing than touching something that’s already sore? Even though massaging your breasts might be a bit painful at first, it’s one of the best things you can do. Why? As your body starts to heal after surgery, it will recognize your implants as something new and foreign. To help “protect” your body from them, it will create scar tissue around the implants, which is the last thing you want. When you massage your breasts, you are breaking up the scar tissues that it doesn’t form. Let’s take a closer look at how you can effectively break up that scar tissue.
- Step 1: Place one hand underneath your breast and the other and on top.
- Step 2: Gently move the implant from side to side; this will help to break up the scar tissue and will prevent new tissue from forming again in the near future.
- Step 3: Repeat a few times a day for a couple of weeks.
Although massaging your breasts may be a bit painful at first, the more you do it, the easier it will be in the long run.
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation surgery or recovery, contact our office at 203-577-6550.