Now that you have the bigger, fuller breasts you have always desired, it’s time to talk about implant maintenance. Proper care of your breast implants can help maintain the results of your surgery. In this blog post, we share some guidelines to help you keep your breasts beautiful and healthy.
Find the Right Bra
Once you are fully healed from your breast augmentation surgery, you will need to find a bra that can support your fuller, heavier breasts. A well-fitted bra should keep your breasts in place and prevent them from bouncing, both of which can lead to breast sag. We recommend getting professionally fitted at a department store or a lingerie specialty store in order to learn your correct bra size. Once you know your proper bra size, you can shop around for bra styles and sizes that protect your breasts.
Practice Proper Skin Care
Moisturizing your breast skin is key to keeping your breast tissue firm and elastic and your skin radiant and youthful. Be sure to practice proper sun protection year round as well. The sun’s powerful UV rays can reach your breast skin even on a cloudy day, leading to wrinkles and breast sag.
Massage Your Breasts Daily
Many plastic surgeons, including Dr. Kessler, recommend breast augmentation patients regularly massage their breast implants following surgery. Not only does massaging help breast implants maintain their shape, it also decreases the risk of capsular contracture, which occurs when scar tissue around the implants tightens and hardens. Massage your breasts once a day starting a week after your surgery. Gently move your implants up, down, left and right, holding the implant in each direction for a few seconds.
Get Regular Mammograms
Regular mammograms and breast check-ups are important for all women. Mammograms and breast check-ups are critical in the detection of breast cancer and other health conditions. According to the American Cancer Society, women age 40 and older should have a mammogram every year; women ages 50 to 74 should have a mammogram every year; and women ages 20 to 39 should have a clinical breast exam every one to three years.
For more tips on how to properly care for your new breast implants, please contact us today. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain your beautiful, fuller breast implants. Please call our Newport Beach plastic surgery practice at 949.644.6544.