Is it ok to ice my breast implants a month after surgery because they are sore and healing from capsular contraction?
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Question of Capsular Contracture
Antibiotics do not prevent or treat capsular contracture. Implant massage does not prevent or treat capsular contracture. Icing is not effective at doing anything this far out after surgery. If your doctor is unsure, go visit a few ABPS certified/ASAPS member surgeons that specialize in breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Breast Implants/Breast Augmentation/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/Breast Implant Revision Surgery
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Ice for capsular contracture
Hello, ice therapy likely will not improve capsular contracture, but it is unlikely to cause harm so it might be worth trying to see if it improves your symptoms. If your symptoms don't improve it would be best to arrange another proper assessment by your surgeon.
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