Permalip implants: stretch them but don't massage
I generally recommend smiling and wide mouth opening exercises (when permitted by your surgeon) to reduce the feeling of implant tightness. Massage of the implants is generally unnecessary and may cause lateral displacement (shifting) of the implants.
Lip implant massage
The lip implants massage themselves when you talk, eat, smile, frown, etc., and this is usually enough to keep the capsule that forms around them from contracting. Everyone is different, however, so ask your surgeon if you need to do this - you may be particularly prone to capsule contracture.
Am I supposed to massage or stretch my lips after having PermaLip implants?
Follow your surgeon's post op instructions, as he is the one monitoring your recovery. In general, the massage is usually not necessary.
Stretching lip implants
We will usually have our patients begin stretching their lips and implants at around 2 weeks after surgery once we are assured the incisions for insertion have healed well. Check with your surgeon to see if this is something they want you to do.