Breast implant exercises are a vital part of the recovery following breast augmentation cosmetic surgery. Such exercises can help the patient to maintain fuller, softer, and more natural looking breasts following the breast implant aesthetics procedure. Patients with both saline and silicone implants can perform these exercises.
The patient should consult with her breast surgeon prior to starting the exercise regimen. Initial healing of the wounds should be allowed before the regimen starts. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala provides breast augmentation to patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding locations.
Benefits of Implant Exercises
When the breast implants are placed submuscularly, the surgeon will have to create a substantive breast pocket in the lower part of the breast. The implant can move naturally in this pocket during positional changes. The surgical pocket will remain wide open when the breast implant exercises are performed regularly. It will also enable the scar tissue to remain soft, supple, and larger than the implant.
If the breast pocket fails to remain wide open, the scar tissue can quickly become thick, stiff and unyielding. The patient may experience hardness and pain in the breasts, and eventually loss of breast shape or position may occur. Capsular contracture risk also increases in such cases. Therefore, breast implant exercises are helping in supporting more sustainable results following breast augmentation cosmetic surgery.
The trained staff at the surgeon’s office will provide proper instructions to the patient about performing these exercises.
- Perform the breast implant exercises several times a day during the first six to eight weeks of recovery
- Even after complete recovery, continue to perform these exercises twice a day throughout the implant’s lifecycle
- During each implant exercise, hold the implant in the specified position for five to 10 seconds
- The more regularly the patient performs these exercises, the better will be the benefits
Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
Upward Movement of Implants
The patient should not push the entire breast upward in this exercise, but should slide the implant gently upward within the pocket, while the breast stays in place. Firmly grip the implant with both hands, and apply light pressure, squeezing thumb and forefingers to slide the implant upward.
Downward Movement of Implants
Place the flat hand and fingers on the upper portion of the breast just above the areola. Apply light pressure to slide the implant downward until it goes fully down back into the lower portion of the breast pocket and rounds out along the lower breast fold. Then return the implant to its original position.
Outer Movement of Implants
Cup one hand directly over the opposite breast and feel for the implant. Now grasp the implant from the side and move it slowly toward your midline until it rounds out along the cleavage. Therefore, slide the implant outward until it has rounded out on the opposite side of the body in the other direction. Now return the implant to its original position.
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