is very unusual, especially if your surgeon did everything possible to help prevent contamination of the implant, such as the use of Keller funnels and antibiotic irrigation. I would continue with your post-op instructions and if massage is part of that, please do not stop. Allow yourself to heal and if your implants feel similar when pinching breasts from below, its unlikely there is a contracture.
Early Capsular Contracture
Hello,It is possible that you are developing early cc (despite some surgeon's attestations that it doesn't exist), and the fact that your surgeon utilized a periareolar incision increases your risk for capsular contracture in general. Because it is mild, and you are only at 12 weeks, you should sit tight and re-evaluate at 6 months. It is entirely possible that things soften on their own with time. You do not need to massage, wear a strap, take vitamin E or any other drugs, as none of them has a demonstrable effect on the prevention or treatment of capsular contracture. Best of luck!