Did I massage too hard after Capsulotomy (2nd one), or is this outer/underside of breast swelling (no bruising) normal? (photo)
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Care after implant exchange for capsular contracture
Capsulotomy and Implant Massage
Implant massage has never been shown to have any benefit after either primary or revision breast implant surgery. Many surgeons, including myself, do not prescribe it for any reason. If you notice swelling and tenderness, you should stop immediately and make an appointment to see your surgeon. If he disagrees and wants you to continue, ask him to provide you with the scientific literature that suggests it provides a benefit to breast implant patients.
Best of luck!
Did I massage too hard after Capsulotomy (2nd one), or is this outer/underside of breast swelling (no bruising) normal?
Your plastic surgeon, who knows your situation best, will be in the best position to evaluate your situation. I am doubtful, however that any degree of massage will explain the appearance of your breast. It is more likely, that what you are seeing is your breast tissue on top of the underlying breast implant; hopefully, this appearance will improve over time.
In the meantime, continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Best wishes.
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