How Massaging Your Breasts After Getting Breast Implants Helps

Benefits of Massaging the Breasts After Getting Breast Implants

breast massaging after implantsIf you undergo breast augmentation surgery, then it is important to follow the proper care instructions during the recovery period to ensure that you can benefit from your breast implants to the fullest potential. For the first three months after undergoing breast augmentation, regular massaging of your breasts should take place. This should occur  for the first three months, and then for the next 6 to 12 months, but less frequently. This stimulation and massaging will ensure that your implants are properly placed, feel softer and reduce scar tissue that can build up if left unattended.

Massaging after a Breast Lift and Augmentation

If for some reason you have undergone a breast lift procedure at the same time as an augmentation, it is not suggested to massage your breasts at all – or if surface implants have been implanted. There are various techniques in which you can massage your breasts after augmentation, and it is suggested the you look in the mirror while conducting the massage. This is just to ensure that you are doing the massaging techniques properly and you are able to physically see the position of the breasts while doing so.

Different Massage Techniques

There is a downward, upward, lateral and medial technique, these techniques will be discuss during your visit with Dr. Rast at his office at the time of the breast augmentation surgery. Additionally, if you have already undergone the surgical procedure and you feel a capsular contractual, there are special techniques that can be utilized to minimize that as well. After a breast augmentation surgery, it is going to take a little adjusting to your new breasts, and there will be a settling period. If you experience a sharp pain and fever you should definitely contact your physician immediately, but if you follow your after care and massage instructions properly – there should be minimal issues that arise.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.

Saline Breast Implants – What You Need to Know

About Saline Breast Implants

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If you have decided to go through with a breast augmentation surgery, for whatever the reasoning, you will be faced with the decision on whether to choose saline breast implants or silicone. There are numerous reasons in which people decide to undergo the surgical procedure, this may be for health reasons and/or cosmetic purposes.

Saline Breast Implants vs. Silicone Breast Implants

The thing about saline breast implants is that they are made from saline (salt water) that is contained within a shell that is made from silicone. Silicone breast implants are silicone shells that are filled with silicone in a gel form. Many women have chosen silicone implants in the past because they think they feel and look more real.

Associated Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with silicone implants, because there is a possibility of the silicone leaking inside of the body which can cause a great deal of damage. Silicone can cause many different types of reactions within the body depending on how large the leak and how much silicone has gotten into the body. Saline breast implants – if they do somehow burst, the saline will go into the body and the casing will be naturally absorbed and expelled therefore minimizing the risks by a large amount in comparison.

Back in 1992 the FDA actually halted silicone breasts implant sales surrounding the leakage concerns, and only until 2006, some have been able to be re-released for use.


Saline breast implants will provide a more ‘natural’ looking shape with a firm feel, that may be exactly what women are looking for. It does come down to personal choice but it is advised to go over all information with your surgeon prior to making any decisions. There are different types available on the market today which may be a consideration, but for safety reasons – saline breast implants are the safest implants to date.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Rast abides by a philosophy of helping plastic surgery patients in Kansas City to more achieve more beautiful appearances and true inner happiness.