breast massage

Q: Is It Safe to Eat Seafood After Breast Implants Removal?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Sun, 06/12/2011 - 21:45

I had my saline breast implants removed on 05/20/11 due to capsular contracture. How soon can I start the breasts massaging to help them firm up because I heard it does help somewhat. Is there a detox process after your surgery to help your body healed from surgery and what does it entail? Please advise. Greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A: No food restrictions

If you did not have new breast implants after removing the capsule there are no exercise, nor food restrictions after removing breast implants. However, if you had new implants allow at least 6 weeks for recovery before performing any exercises.

Q: Are Gurgling and Swishing Common in Silicone Implants at High Altitudes?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 08:50

10 months ago, I had breast augmentation (silicone). Now, each time I travel to Lake Tahoe, the high altitude seems to have an effect on them. I hear a gurgle and swishing sound. I have found that if I massage them, this usually goes away.

Nevertheless, I am concerned. Doing a google search, I came across a woman on this site with a similar experience, but the doctors seemed to be unaware of these effects. Are there any doctors who have heard of this and should I see my doctor about it?

A: Not common to have this with silicone

Regardless of altitude it is not common to find gurgling and swishing feeling with silicone implants as the viscosity of these are similar to tissue.  Perhaps you should see your surgeon for reassurance.

Q: What are the Risks of Capsular Contracture with Vitiligo?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 08:17

I am 22 days post BA (250cc silicone unders). I have vitilago (which some doctors consider an auto-immune disease and some would not) for 38 years that has periods of remission and advancement.

I take no medications nor treatment. My PS assured me that my risk of developing capsular contracture was the same as any other patient. What are the risks? I am massaging often during the day but worry about any tightness that I experience. My next check up with PS is in three weeks. Thank you.

A: Vitiliigo does not affect capsular contracture

Vitiligo does not affect capsular contracture.  Massage is unproven but very popular recommendation.  I do not recommend massage for textured implants early after surgery as it may affect its ability to adhere to the pocket.