09 Jun 3 Ways To Make Your Breast Implants Drop & Fluff Faster After Surgery
Feeling A Little Displaced?
After breast augmentation surgery, patients are eager to see the final results as soon as possible. However, recovery can take several weeks, or even months, for the implants to fully settle. During this time, the breasts appear high and tight and may not yet have the shape and fullness desired. Patients can do these 3 things to help speed up the process known as drop and fluff and enjoy final results sooner.
1. Wear a compression garment
The most important thing to help implants drop and fluff faster is wearing a compression bra. This garment is typically used after surgery to help reduce swelling and support the breasts. Wearing a compression bra will also help shape and mold the implants into place, speeding up the dropping and fluffing process. The surgeon will likely recommend a specific brand and instruct on when and how long to wear the bra. This can be painful for many patients in the first 1-2 weeks, but the pain will become more manageable.
2. Massage the breasts
Most surgeons recommend massage to relieve the spasms and swelling of the muscles and tissues after surgery. Gently rub the area around the implants several times daily. Massaging will help to break up any internal scar tissue and encourage the implants to drop into place. Before starting any massage, check with the surgeon, as some massaging techniques are not recommended after certain types of surgery. The doctor should show the proper approach to limit bruising or complications.
3. Keep moving
Patients must avoid any strenuous activity or exercise during the initial recovery period. However, the surgeon may recommend moving around or doing light workouts after a few weeks. Gentle exercises such as walking, stretching, or yoga can help improve blood flow and reduce swelling and may encourage the implants to drop and fluff. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise are still discouraged within the first 3 months, so check with the surgeon before starting any exercise regimen.
Your best weapon
Remember that every woman’s body is different, and dropping and fluffing can vary from person to person. Some patients may experience complications such as capsular contracture, which is the hardening of the breast tissue around the implant. Others may notice asymmetry or a difference in shape or size between the breasts. If any problems are experienced, contact the surgeon as soon as possible. Complications aside, the best process is to practice patience. The breasts can drop about 1% daily, meaning some patients will require several months to see the final results.
Enjoy the new you
Breast augmentation surgery can be a life-changing experience, but recovery requires patience to allow the body to heal fully. Specific techniques, such as massage, help aid the healing process and should be added to the post-op routine to help the implants drop and fluff faster. More importantly, follow instructions provided by the surgeon for results that will last for years to come.