What can I do to make breast (implants) feel softer?
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Breast Implant Softness
Despite what was told to you, implant displacement techniques (massaging) have not been proven to soften normal implants nor prevent capsular contracture. Although there are reports of implant massage, high dose vitamin E, external ultrasound, and drugs like Singulair softening scar capsules, it has failed the test of scientific scrutiny (in other words, they only work as well as random chance). In fact, there is evidence to the contrary: one of the latest articles published in PRS in November of 2013 showed an increase risk of capsular contracture in a group of selected surgeons that prescribe implant massage!
If your breasts seem symmetrical in shape and feel, it is less likely you have capsular contracture. It is difficult to ascertain why you feel they are firm, but one reason might be that they are relatively large implants and your tissue are draped tightly over them. In general, your tissues will expand and you'll have some relaxation and softening with time.
Best of luck!
This sound like normal healing. Massage is not as well recommended as it had been in the past, but it still can help to relax the muscle in sub muscular implants. It usually takes 3-6 months for the soft tissues to stretch out and relax. It is very rare to develop a contracture in 1-2 months after a primary augmentation. If you have a symmetric result you should wait for a few months, but consult your doctor sooner. Thanks
Firmness of the breasts
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If you can move your implants a capsular contracture is very unlikely. However you should see your plastic surgeon for an examination to reassure you.
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