How to Relax Chest Muscles After Breast Augmentation

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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic procedure that can help to improve the look of your breasts. However, it is important to be aware that the surgery can cause some muscle tightness in the chest area.

During your breast augmentation, the surgeon will make an incision in one of three locations: beneath the crease beneath your breast, around the edge of your areola, or in your armpit. They will insert either a silicone gel implant or a saline solution implant into a pocket formed above or below your chest muscle through this incision.

A surgical bra and dissolvable stitches will be used after the implants have been inserted to close the incisions. You will then be taken to recovery where you will be closely monitored for any complications.

It’s natural to experience discomfort and soreness after surgery, as well as tightness in the chest. This is due to the fact that your chest muscles have been stretched during surgery.

After breast augmentation surgery, it is common for the chest muscles to feel tense and sore. While it is important to rest and allow your body to heal, there are some ways that you can relax the chest muscles and improve your comfort.

5 Ways to Help Muscle Relax After Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

  1. Doorway chest stretch: This stretch is performed by standing in a doorway and placing your forearms on the door frame at shoulder level. Lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in the chest muscles. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
  2. Pectoralis minor release: To perform this release, place a tennis ball or foam roller under the pectoralis minor muscle (located near the collarbone). Apply pressure and roll back and forth for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Shoulder blade squeeze: This exercise helps to release tension in the upper back and shoulders. Sit up tall with your shoulders down and back. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
  4. Chest opener: This stretch can be done while standing or sitting. Interlace your hands behind your back and straighten your arms. Pull your hands away from your body until you feel a chest muscle strain. Hold for 20-30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.
  5. Seated forward fold: This stretch is great for the entire upper body, including the chest muscles. Sit up tall with your legs out in front of you. Reach your arms overhead and then fold forward, bringing your chest toward your thighs. Hold for 30 seconds and repeat 2-3 times.

The above stretches are great for helping to relax the chest muscles after breast augmentation surgery. Make sure to talk to your doctor or physical therapist before starting any new exercise routine, and always listen to your body to avoid pain or injury.

If you feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts, breast augmentation surgery can help. Breast augmentation is a procedure that involves placing implants under the breasts to increase their size and improve their shape. This surgery can also be combined with a mastopexy (breast lift) to achieve both goals.

The recovery period after breast augmentation is different for everyone, but most women feel well enough to return to their normal activities within a few weeks. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions during the recovery period to ensure that you heal properly and avoid any complications.

If you are interested in learning more about how to relax chest muscles after breast augmentation, please contact a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area. They will be able to answer any questions you have and help you make the best decision for your body.

Dr. Lane Smith of Smith Plastic Surgery Institute is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in breast augmentations. He has helped many women achieve their desired results, and he can help you too. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation.