Breast Augmentation Massage Technique
As a breast augmentation patient of Dr. Brown, you may be advised to massage your breasts following your surgery. Performing therapeutic breast massage can help to expedite your recovery and enhance your results by reducing the chances of negative side effects occurring, such as capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is the development of scar tissue that can form around the implant, which, if not managed, can lead to pain and a swollen and misshapen appearance.
Lymph Drainage Massage
Lymph drainage massage is a circular and gentle massage that can help decrease swelling and accelerate the restorative healing of damaged tissues. The following is a general outline:
Start by warming up the breast area and applying moisturizing skin cream on it. Then, gently rub the sides of the breast upwards to the nipple in a circular movement. If you notice any firmer or immovable tissue, concentrate your efforts on that area. Finally, gently squeeze your breasts at the bottom.
Sometimes, compression exercises may be recommended to improve pliability. To do these, begin by gently compressing each implant a couple of times, pausing a few seconds before releasing. Push it up, down, right, and to the left.
Please note that these are very general instructions. The specific steps you should take will be outlined by Dr. Brown for you following your breast enhancement surgery. These instructions will include when to start massaging your breasts as well as how many times to do it each day.
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