If you’re interested in undergoing breast augmentation surgery, there’s a high chance that you have heard or read about the popular risks and complications being associated with the interventions. Among the most popular is the capsular contracture. The good thing is, there are things that you can do to diminish the risk of experiencing this complication in the future.
One thing that I always recommend my patients to do while healing is breast massage. The kind of breast massage that I advise my patients to do includes exercises that aim to
- Decrease swelling.
2. Break the scar that is forming through the healing process.
3. Help the breast settle after surgery, so you do not have a high-riding breast.
Within 24 hours after the surgery, the patient can start doing the recommended breast massage. The steps are simple and easy to master.
You just need to do is stretch your arms all the way up with your elbows straight and touch each side of the hand above the head. You have to repeat it multiple times for about 5-10 minutes. Patients are also strongly advised to take a shower with warm water before the routine. This helps soften the tissue.
Afterwards, massage your breasts simultaneously with the opposite hand. You have to squeeze gently until it feels uncomfortable. Again, you have to perform this multiple times. Moreover, you have to do sideways massages where you put your hand on each side of the breast and squeeze your breast until it feels uncomfortable.
However, keep in mind that you must not massage aggressively if your surgeon told you that your skin elasticity is not at the greatest. Doing so can actually drop the implant.
As advised, you can only start sleeping on your chest after three-four days. Sleeping on your side is not advisable as this can put pressure on one breast, and this can cause significant breast asymmetries.