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Massage after ba

13 June 2007 at 7:15

A little confused.
On the american sites they seem to be crazy about massage early after BA. Seems you have to massage 3 times daily pushing the implant into the upper pole. This should be then done once a day for eternity.
Whats this all about?
What is it achieving?
Seeing my PS today Im sure he will advise but just wondered what everyone else is doing or thinking?
Thanks

13 June 2007 at 8:42

Confused
Hiya,
I saw my nurse 10 days after my BA and she told me to begin massaging, I asked her the technique and she said there was none, just to put cream on my hands and just rub them. I have been finding it difficult to do much other than this, as they are still very tender (3wks post-op) but have been getting better at it. I too looked at a site where they were pushing their implants right up out of the pocket, it made me feel a bit sick actually. I tried it myself that night but I can't push my implant up at all, and I won't be trying it again, it hurt too much! I'll stick to my nurses advice and just use cream, I have been rubbing them quite firmly with the tips of my fingers and really sort of digging them in. They are definitely getting softer. I try and do it twice a day but usually I just do it after my daily shower.

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13 June 2007 at 8:43

Nah
Noooooo thats the good ole US of A!,
You do it 2/3 times a day gentle curcular movements down from the top of your breast,and inwards towards your cleavage for between 2/5 mins.
none of those party tricks you see on that site,I thought you had to do that too,its looks very harsh doesnt it?.
shanixx

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13 June 2007 at 12:53

Post 7 day check up
JUST GOT BACK FROM CHECK UP.
ALL IS GREAT, HAVE PERMISSION TO WEAR A PROPER BRA (WILL HAVE TO GO SHOPPING) SHOWER/BATH AND CARRY ON WITH NORMAL ACTIVITIES, HE SAID LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND DONT PUSH TOO FAR.
I ASKED ABOUT MASSAGE, A BIG NO NO! OUR IMPLANTS DO NOT NEED THIS AT ALL!
MAYBE A LITTLE CREAM TO KEEP STRETCHED SKIN SUPPLE.
I WAS QUITE PUT OUT WHEN I SAW THE DEMO OF MASSAGE ON USA SITE, YAK, I WAS NOT GOING TO BE PUSHING MY IMPLANT UP AND DOWN LIKE THAT, ITS JUST WRONG!

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13 June 2007 at 17:07
In response to jampot

Confused
Hiya,
I saw my nurse 10 days after my BA and she told me to begin massaging, I asked her the technique and she said there was none, just to put cream on my hands and just rub them. I have been finding it difficult to do much other than this, as they are still very tender (3wks post-op) but have been getting better at it. I too looked at a site where they were pushing their implants right up out of the pocket, it made me feel a bit sick actually. I tried it myself that night but I can't push my implant up at all, and I won't be trying it again, it hurt too much! I'll stick to my nurses advice and just use cream, I have been rubbing them quite firmly with the tips of my fingers and really sort of digging them in. They are definitely getting softer. I try and do it twice a day but usually I just do it after my daily shower.

Ouch!
I had my ba 3 weeks ago and was told that massaging helps make them softer as it pushes the excess fluid out, if they're tender to touch then just gently put bio-oil or E45 on them and gently rub them (avoid the stitches/scar area). Once they become less painful you can massage these a little but do this downwards but only until they soften.

American implants are mainly saline which need totally different treatment to our cohesive gels, plus if yours are textured overs less massaging needed.

Sarah xxx

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13 June 2007 at 17:17
In response to justine1084

Post 7 day check up
JUST GOT BACK FROM CHECK UP.
ALL IS GREAT, HAVE PERMISSION TO WEAR A PROPER BRA (WILL HAVE TO GO SHOPPING) SHOWER/BATH AND CARRY ON WITH NORMAL ACTIVITIES, HE SAID LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND DONT PUSH TOO FAR.
I ASKED ABOUT MASSAGE, A BIG NO NO! OUR IMPLANTS DO NOT NEED THIS AT ALL!
MAYBE A LITTLE CREAM TO KEEP STRETCHED SKIN SUPPLE.
I WAS QUITE PUT OUT WHEN I SAW THE DEMO OF MASSAGE ON USA SITE, YAK, I WAS NOT GOING TO BE PUSHING MY IMPLANT UP AND DOWN LIKE THAT, ITS JUST WRONG!

Phew!
Thank god for that!!!!

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