Woman Muscle Relax after Breast Augmentation

How to Help Muscle Relax after Breast Augmentation

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Undergoing breast augmentation is beneficial in various ways, enhancing your self-confidence by restoring your breasts’ shape and size. A qualified, skilled, and experienced plastic surgeon can help you achieve your goals. 

Breast Augmentation Miami involves inserting implants, such as saline or silicone implants, under the breast’s tissues. These tissues heal over time and give you a more natural-looking breasts appearance. 

However, breast augmentation can lead to side effects, especially when you neglect to follow your doctor’s instructions. In addition to pain and inflammation, you may feel tightness and stiffness in your chest. Read on! 

Why is my chest so tight after breast augmentation?

Chest tightening is a complication of cosmetic surgery performed on breasts, leading to a condition called capsular contracture. The primary cause of this condition is scar tissue formation around your breast implant. The tissue compresses and leads to pain, inflammation, swelling, and tightness. The tight sensations in your breasts can cause deformation if not appropriately treated. 

Generally, women experience tightness in their breasts for a few weeks. Although it subsides every day, the nature of tightness or its duration varies from one woman to another. 

Anyway, if your tightness continues for more than two weeks, make sure you consult your surgeon to determine whether you have capsular contracture. Your surgeon in Miami will use diagnostic tools and their expertise to deal with the condition promptly. The purpose is to avoid pain and discomfort or changes in the appearance and texture of your breasts. 

How long does it take for muscles to relax after breast augmentation?

Muscle and tissue stiffness are common side effects of breast augmentation surgery. However, your muscles or tissue will heal in a few weeks, leading to more relaxation. Remember, your breasts’ scars, shape, and size will refine over several months. So, the average time for muscles to relax after the surgery is between six to eight weeks. 

Some research studies highlight that complete relaxation and stretching out breasts occur within three months. Sometimes, it takes up to six months for muscles to relax, depending on the patient’s overall health and healing capabilities. 

Bear in mind that patients have varying degrees of stiffness and tightness in breast muscles. Studies show that this depends on various factors, such as muscle mass, genetics, immune response, and overall health status. 

In addition, nerves in your breasts can take a few months to heal. During the recovery period, you may experience an increase or decrease in sensation in the nipple area. However, this will normalize once the recovery period is over. 

Can I use heat to help the muscle relax after Breast augmentation?

Heat therapy is an excellent way to relax your muscles. Not only does heat alleviate pain and discomfort, but it also relieves stiffness and tightness in your body muscles. However, this is not the case with breast augmentation surgery. 

Although applying heat to other muscles in your body can increase blood circulation and reduce pain, heating pads on your breasts can disturb the implants and cause pressure on your healing nerves. 

The good news is that you can apply heat therapy after six weeks. So, this is when your breasts’ tissues have matured and healed. Instead of applying heat during the first six weeks, you can use a surgical bra to prevent sagging or tightness and counteract the effects of gravity. 

Keep in mind that when your breast tissues heal, you must still refrain from applying heat over or around the incision site. Always use heat therapy or a pad for your upper back to relax your muscles and decrease tightness in your chest. 

Moreover, massaging your breasts/upper back for at least five minutes 2-3 times a day during the first eight weeks after surgery can help relax the anterior chest wall muscles. Fibrous tissue layers connect these muscles, so massaging the upper back can alleviate spasms, stiffness, and tightness in your frontal muscles that cover the breast implants. 

Final Words 

Breast Augmentation Miami is a highly advanced procedure that offers a wide range of health and cosmetic benefits, including improved breast symmetry, youthful appearance, curves, volume, proportional body size, and self-confidence. Contact us today if you are looking for high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective breast augmentation surgery. 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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