As an important part of the recovery process after getting breast implants, massage will help to break up any scar tissue that may be forming as your body is healing from surgery. However, before you go at it and start to massage your breasts, it’s important to know exactly how to massage them so that you get the best results.
Step 1: Before you start massaging your breasts and implants, take off your top and bra so that you don’t have any clothes on— this will make the entire massage process a lot easier to do.
Step 2: With both hands on one breast, start applying gentle pressure in order to move the implant down and away from your natural breast tissue for about 10 seconds. By separating the implant away from the breast tissue, you will help to prevent against any scar tissue from forming— which can be painful later on down the line. When applying pressure, make sure that you are applying enough pressure to move the implant but not so much that you are experiencing pain. Although you won’t rupture your implant when applying pressure, you don’t want to injure yourself in the process.
Step 3: Repeat step 2 on each breast every day for about 1-2 weeks or as your doctor from Cosmetic Surgery of NY recommends.
Some Things to Remember
As you are healing from your breast augmentation surgery, it’s important that you keep a few things in mind:
- Listen to Your Body: Just because your friend who got the same surgery recovered in one week, it doesn’t mean that you will. One of the best things that you can do while in recovery is to listen to your body. If you are feeling sore and tired, take a break from any strenuous activity. If your breasts are tender for a few weeks following surgery, continue to wrap them. By listening to your body, you can help to speed up your recovery and avoid any further problems down the line.
- It Takes Time: Although you may want to get in a bikini or go on a run the day after you get your breast augmentation done, it’s just not feasible. Your body is a machine that needs to time in order to heal from any type of surgery— especially a breast augmentation. Remember that as soon as you heal, you will have the rest of your life to enjoy your new breasts.
To learn more about the art of massage and how to fully recover from your breast augmentation, contact Cosmetic Surgery of NY today!