Not every plastic surgeon recommends implant massage following breast augmentation, but the vast majority of surgeons believe it’s extremely important. Implant massage is also known as implant displacement and is designed to stretch the implant pocket to avoid the development of capsuler contracture.
Implant massage is started one week following surgery and is typically performed approximately three times per day. The implant is displaced superiorly, inferiorly, medially and laterally. This is done for at least one year following surgery.
Variations in implant position, type of implant, and patient anatomy make every patient unique. For these reasons, implant massage is not indicated for every breast augmentation patient. Before proceeding with implant massage, discuss this issue thoroughly with your plastic surgeon. He will teach you the proper technique for implant displacement and monitor your progress.