Luvi Silverberg
November 20, 2022

How to Massage Breast Implants for Recovery

Introduction

Your doctor will likely recommend that you perform a breast massage after your breast implants have been inserted and settled into place. Although you might feel uncomfortable during the massage, it will help to ensure that your implants do not become hard as they heal and settle in their new location.

Massage your breasts for five minutes at a time.

Massaging your breasts is a great way to keep them healthy and promote recovery. To do so, start by massaging your breasts for five minutes at a time. Use the clock on your cell phone or watch to time yourself. Massage both breasts at the same time in circular motions, beginning with small circles and working up to larger ones. Massage downward toward the nipple then back upward toward your shoulder, repeating this motion several times throughout each breast massage.

Massaging in an up-and-down direction can also help stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage as well as remove any fluid build-up from around implants after surgery (this often happens when you sleep).

Massage both breasts.

You can massage both breasts, but not if they are bruised or swollen. Do not massage breasts that have been removed. Do not massage breasts that have been replaced, or reconstructed.

Wait until the day after your surgery before you begin massaging.

In general, you should wait until the day after your surgery to begin massaging. This will give your body time to rest and recover from the procedure. You also need to be sure that you are fully awake before you begin massaging, as it can be quite tiring.

The first step is to take care of yourself through self-massage techniques and follow our massage tips below. You may want to use a special massage oil or cream on yourself if this helps keep your skin soft and supple while massaging yourself. The next step is determining what kind of pain relief technique works best for breast implant recovery and making sure that no major swelling occurs after each session of massage therapy has been completed; otherwise contact us immediately so we can adjust accordingly!

Perform the massage technique three or four times per day.

You will perform the massage technique three or four times per day. It is important to massage both breasts at the same time, as this helps you maintain symmetry between them and prevent one from becoming slightly larger than the other. The massage should be gentle but firm enough to feel as though it's working deeply within your tissues.

Use a clean, dry hand to massage your breast implant.

Massage your breasts using a clean, dry hand. If you are using lotion or oil to massage, do not use it on your implants. This might damage them and cause bacteria to grow inside the implant which can eventually lead to infection.

Massage both breasts at the same time in circular motions using gentle pressure while you breathe deeply and slowly. Massaging will help reduce inflammation, improve circulation and increase lymphatic drainage which helps drain fluids away from the area faster so healing happens faster too!

Do this for 10 minutes each day until you feel like there’s no more soreness left over from surgery!

Do not use lotion or oil for the massage.

Massaging Breast Implants

  • Do not use lotion or oil for the massage. Oil and lotion can impede healing and cause your implants to become embedded in scar tissue, causing them to lose their shape and feel strange. If you want to keep your skin moisturized, use a non-greasy cream (like Vaseline) instead.

  • Use gentle, circular motions during massages—firm pressure can damage healing tissue. You should never feel pain when massaging your breasts after surgery; if you do, stop at once!

Follow the instructions provided by your doctor carefully and precisely.

Follow the instructions provided by your doctor carefully and precisely.

  • The doctor will tell you which breast to massage first, second, third and so on.

  • The doctor will instruct you on how long each breast should be massaged for each session.

  • The doctor will tell you how often each breast should be massaged for recovery purposes.

It’s important to follow these instructions exactly as they are given because this will ensure that there is no risk of infection or other complications occurring as a result of improper care after surgery has been performed on your body by an experienced professional like Dr Somers at Collab Clinic in Sydney or Melbourne - Australia's leading cosmetic surgery clinic with over 35 years' experience providing world class surgical services including Breast Augmentation Surgery (Breast Implants), Liposuction, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) & more!

Although you might feel uncomfortable during the massage, it will help to ensure that your implants do not become hard as they heal and settle in their new location.

Although you might feel uncomfortable during the massage, it will help to ensure that your implants do not become hard as they heal and settle in their new location.

  • Avoid massaging your breasts until after the first 24 hours and no sooner than 48 hours after surgery.

  • Use a circular motion when massaging each breast from the edge of the areola toward its tip, as shown in Figure 1 (below).

  • Use downward pressure on each side of each breast, moving from top to bottom with your fingers slightly spread apart for about 20 seconds at a time. This should be done 10 times per session for five sessions daily over the course of five days postoperatively (see Figures 2 through 4 below).

Conclusion

The best thing you can do after getting breast implants is to follow the instructions of your surgeon. You should also be sure that you are massaging in the right way so that your surgery will be successful.