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Taking care after the breast augmentation surgery 

There are many patients who ask me what to do after the breast augmentation surgery and so I would like to answer this question today with this post.

A surgery must be done perfect so that the patient does not have to do much after-surgery management.

But the body is complex and different from one person to another and also some implants might have problems even before using. There are many variables so it would be good to know that you need to carefully take care of your body after the surgery.

1. Breast augmentation after care massage

Before, we used to think that massaging was a “must”.
Massaging was only for those body parts that used implants, especially the breasts. The main objective of massaging was to make the breast more soft.

Massaging in other words could be described as enlarging the non-surgical epithelium.
This would be to push the implant from the outside so that the epithelium opens up in order to make the implant move more easily.

But, epithelium is not something that is bad, and it is necessary for the implant to be secure at its original position and also it is something unavoidable.
Also, enlarging non-surgical epithelium is disregarded today.
If you look at the textbook of breast surgery, you would not find any details on massaging. This is not necessary any more.
I, too, do not provide massaging to my patients unless there is some special case.

2. Removing stiches, dressing 

Where ever the incision was, there is an entrance of the implant and this entrance needs to be closed properly and dressed properly as well.

It is good to close the incision from the outside, but the trend today, is to use the thread that dissolves inside the derma and use adhesive gel on the outside.
We cannot say which is the better method of the two because each has its own advantages.

I usually put sutures because I think that this is the most comfortable method for the patient.

Do not forget that there are no differences in the wound or scar with the two different methods. Scar is not an important factor in deciding which method to apply.
Putting sutures is to make the patient more comfortable. It would save the patient coming to the hospital and allow her to shower freely.
Sometime we apply taping so that the implant places itself properly and securely. This taping loses stickiness after 3 to 4 days so we remove the taping after so many days.

3. Compression garments breast augmentation

Corrector bras are used commonly in order to secure the position / location of the implant during the earlier stages after the breast surgery.
The important thing is that the implant does not move about to different location but maintains the appropriate position. You do not need to use the corrector bra.

But some special cases require you to use the corrector bra. If you have bird chest or have problem with the thorax, you might be required to use the corrector bra.

4. Managing scars 

The epithelium is formed 48 hours after the stitching leading to water tight closing. The recovery from the scar takes about 3 to 6 months.
If you look at the scar for a month, some might see red swelling.
If this is you, it would be better to leave it as it is.
This red look might change its color to brown after 3~6 months.

The tissue around the scar generates leading to scar remodeling. This takes about 2 to 3 years. There are many procedures that we can take during this period for better recovery.
I will add more details regarding this in the future posting.

5. Ultrasound 

There are many things that we check for when doing the ultrasound test on the breasts.
If there is blood between the implant and the skin?
If there is any other seroma?
How thick is the epithelium? Is it very thick and white? (Capsular contracture)
Is there any problem with the implant? (leak, damage)
Is the implant properly positioned? (Rotation, change of position)
The good thing about the ultrasound is that the patient feels no pain and she can do this test any time she wants.

Ultrasound test is subjective and it cannot accurately make out if there is a damage on the implant.
You need to do MRI to see if there is a damage on the implant but this is too expensive therefore, many patients take ultrasound tests.

 6. High frequency 

High frequency is used to send heat to the deeper layers below the epidermis. It is used to control the pain.
This is used in orthopedics for physical treatment. High frequency sends heat making the blood circulation better and makes the breast with implant feel better as well. If a patient feels pain after the surgery, we apply the high frequency as well.

There is no preparation necessary for high frequency therefore it is comfortable and frequently requested by the patients. If there is no problem with the recovery then you would not need this.

We have looked into few measures that you can take after the breast surgery. A patient might require some treatment but the doctor needs to check on the status of the patient and decide what to do.
Thank you for reading.

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