Why do we need to massage our implants? (Photo)
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A few reasons
Massaging your implants accomplishes a few goals. Theoretically, it can stave off capsular contracture and make more room in the pocket for the implant to enable more natural movement.
Why Massage Breast Implants?
Breast massage of implants after surgery is recommend by many Plastic Surgeons. In my practice, I have my patients massage starting two days after surgery several times a day for six weeks., then once a day for as long as they have implants. The reasoning is, we want the implants to look and move like natural breasts in the pocket. There is also the thought that if we continually move the implant then the scar tissue that normally forms around a foreign object (implant) may not be able to form as easily. Again, please follow the instructions given to you by your surgeon.
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