Breast augmentation is done to make the breasts look fuller and more perky and beautiful. But many women who undergo the procedure are not as satisfied as they assumed they would be. There are many things that need to be take care of while you tend for the incision and allow it to heal naturally.
Many plastic surgeons recommend massage therapy for the breasts after the surgery. This will help in easing the firmness of the silicone implants and softening it a little bit so that it gives a natural shape and curve to your breasts.
Massaging the breasts also help in removing the stiffness that could set in due to capsular contracture around the implants. Massaging will stretch the scar tissue and break them, making way for easy movement.
Below are some very popular massage techniques employed. Make sure that you do them at least half an hour a day for three months and five minutes every day after that. It is best done without clothing, even though it can also be undertaken while you are clothed as well.
1. For using this technique, first sit straight or lie down straight in a comfortable position. Flatten your palm and apply pressure on each breast, flattening it inwards as you push. Press hard until you feel the pain. Stop at that point. Do this several times a day to keep the scar tissues from becoming taut and also to prevent capsular contracture from setting it. This will ensure that the silicone implants remain soft and buoyant. This technique can be done by keeping your forearm crossed against your breasts. Press hard on the breasts to keep them soft.
2. Lie on the floor, on your stomach. Now slowly raise the arms above your head and keep it stretched for a few minutes. This is another compression technique where your breasts are compressed against the floor as you raise your hands.
3. Compression exercise can also be done using a ball. Put the ball on the floor and hug the ball and move forward using your knees, putting the entire weight of the body on the ball. The implants will be compressed on the ball while you move forward.
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In displacement technique, put your palm on the centre of the breast implant. Now start rotating the implant in such a way that you exert some pressure on the outer corners of the breast, massaging the implants thoroughly in all four quadrants. The breast implants must be held in each position for a few seconds before continuing to the next position. This will ensure that the capsular contractures are not formed and the implants remain soft and supple.
The squeezing technique involves squeezing the breast with a firm grip in the middle with your palm. Squeeze it so that it is lifted up. Lift it as high as possible and hold in this position for a few seconds. This process can be repeated many times and the implant can be moved around by holding it in a squeezing position. Remember to keep the pressure controlled. It should not hurt while you do the exercises.