Which breast massages do I need to be doing after my augmentation? (Photo)

Hey! So on Friday I had breast augmentation, 420 round textured nagor implants under the muscle. I was not instructed to do any massages at all and they also told me I didn't need a breast belt ... Is this right? I feel like they were just trying to get rid of me quickly so they could go home! Should I be massaging my breasts? Thanks Enya X

Doctor Answers 7

Breast Massages

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Thank you for the question.  Each doctor has his or her own advice on post operation treatment.  It would be best to follow your plastic surgeon's recommendations.  Best of luck, Dr. Michael Omidi.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Follow your surgeon's advice

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Since each surgeon has his or her own post op protocol, I would advice you to follow your surgeon's advice. Some suggest massage or a breast belt while others do not. There is not right or wrong answer. Best, Dr. Nazarian

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Breast Augmentation

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Hi & thank you for your question  photo.

I suggest contacting your surgeon for  your post operative instructions. He/she may not want you massaging the breasts at all.Your result looks great! Best of luck and enjoy.

Which breast massages do I need to be doing after my augmentation?

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It is best to speak to your PS on massaging recommendations. Typically there it is not necessary to massage when textured implants are used.

Michael E. Ciaravino, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 151 reviews

Ask your surgeon

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Depending on the type and texture versus not textured surface of the breast implant, some plastic surgeons may recommend massage and others may not for either submuscular or subcutaneous breast implants. I would ask your operating surgeon with your preferences based on the surgery may have done on you. So far the results look great.

Marc J. Salzman, MD, FACS
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 58 reviews


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Please call your surgeon's office and speak to his/her nurse about all your post operative care. Every surgeon has a different routine based on what type of implant you received. Many surgeons do not want their patients massaging textured implants.

Connie Hiers, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Which breast massages do I need to be doing after my augmentation

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I do not have my patients massage if they have textured implants. Please discuss your concerns and questions with your chosen surgeon. 

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 521 reviews

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