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Old 07-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
 
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How I softened my scar tissue

I developed a hematoma that had to be drained within a week of my last breast augmentation, as a result of that(I assume) that breast never fully dropped. It fluffed, but always sat higher and had little volume below the nipple(like 'football' boobs lol). I recently had a revision and from day one after the revision my boob looked exactly like it did before, there was virtually no difference, I don't even know what my doctor did in there since nothing changed at all(if anyone wants to know who my doctor was you can PM me, I don't recommend him).

The skin on almost the whole underside of the 'bad boob' has always been very thick and kind of tough, you couldn't feel the implant under it and from the side this area looked flat. I'm *assuming* that this was all scar tissue.

A few days ago I started pinching this area, with lots of smaller pinches, not one big pinch, all over the whole trouble area. Just pinching what I could between my thumb and index finger and moving each finger in a circular motion against each other(with the skin in between). Just pinching the skin, not the implant underneath. Small pinches. As soon as I started doing this my boob started itching a lot on the inside. It stopped when I stopped. I've read that itching is a sign of healing....not sure though. The itching actually felt very pleasant. I just kept doing the pinch massages all over the trouble area for probably a half hour. The next day my boob was noticeably softer under there. I've been keeping it up and that whole tough hard area is almost completely soft and the super thick skin has noticeably thinned, I can finally feel the implant and the roundness underneath. Also, quite a bit of the feeling has returned to this area. I hadn't had any for the year that this implant has been in.

Hoping this might help some people out there. I still have asymmetry but it is not as glaringly obvious as before and I'm hoping that since that skin is now soft that it will actually help now when I do the regular massages(since I can now push the implant down into that formerly hardened area, I could never do that before).
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Thanks for the advice!! I've had the same issues as you described... I'm trying your method tonight. Hope it works
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Thank you for the tip! I do plan on trying this as well myself. I have a wierd flat area under both my breasts that took the longest to heal.

You may have found a new technique!
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^^^^I certainly hope so!! Would be a lot more convenient than revision surgeries!!
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Great advice, Raph! I will definitely keep this in mind if I have to deal with this post-op. Thanks for posting.
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Thank you. I'll try this
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Thanks girl! I'll be trying this too =)
I might add too if you want to further soften the scar tissue what has helped really really well this month for me is that after hearing about women using massagers on their scar tissue I thought since I don't have a massager I'd try my shower head massage..
WOW! Major difference after a couple weeks of doing this!
I put it on the most powerful 3-stream massage and let it spray directly on my crease/under boob while I push the implant down on top and do this for a few minutes each night while I shower...
REALLY have noticed improvement on my stubborn side for sure!
Then after my shower it is so much easier to feel the implant move down when I do my regular massages.

Again thanks for the tip! I'll be adding this to my regimen for sure =)
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Good info

Thanks for posting. This is interesting to me. As I noticed a flat area under one of my breast also. I will try this. I still get nauseus when I touch or see my scars tho.
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Hey, I live here in SD too. Can't figure out how to PM you, but who was your PS?
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Thanks for sharing this, it could be like you said that scar tissue developed and the actual spot-massage is softening it. The spot-massage is being more effective than massaging the implant because it's general.
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Thanks so much for posting this. I've been trying to do a little massaging on my scars so they'll heal as good as they possibly can, and it's nice to hear about a different technique that's worked well! Hope yours continue to improve!
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thank you so much for posting this. I had a bruise on the outer side of my right boob and it was hard and flat. i did the pinching method for 30 mins. and it has gotten softer!
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I have scar tissue under both of my breast where the incision is and i know for a fact that its the reason y my implants are not moving down. As soon as i read the post i started pinching, lol. Thanks for the info.
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Wow, I may try this! I'm just over a month post-op and still have months of scar healing to go, but I am prone to keloids and my scars aren't looking much better!
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I developed a hematoma that had to be drained within a week of my last breast augmentation, as a result of that(I assume) that breast never fully dropped. It fluffed, but always sat higher and had little volume below the nipple(like 'football' boobs lol). I recently had a revision and from day one after the revision my boob looked exactly like it did before, there was virtually no difference, I don't even know what my doctor did in there since nothing changed at all(if anyone wants to know who my doctor was you can PM me, I don't recommend him).

The skin on almost the whole underside of the 'bad boob' has always been very thick and kind of tough, you couldn't feel the implant under it and from the side this area looked flat. I'm *assuming* that this was all scar tissue.

A few days ago I started pinching this area, with lots of smaller pinches, not one big pinch, all over the whole trouble area. Just pinching what I could between my thumb and index finger and moving each finger in a circular motion against each other(with the skin in between). Just pinching the skin, not the implant underneath. Small pinches. As soon as I started doing this my boob started itching a lot on the inside. It stopped when I stopped. I've read that itching is a sign of healing....not sure though. The itching actually felt very pleasant. I just kept doing the pinch massages all over the trouble area for probably a half hour. The next day my boob was noticeably softer under there. I've been keeping it up and that whole tough hard area is almost completely soft and the super thick skin has noticeably thinned, I can finally feel the implant and the roundness underneath. Also, quite a bit of the feeling has returned to this area. I hadn't had any for the year that this implant has been in.

Hoping this might help some people out there. I still have asymmetry but it is not as glaringly obvious as before and I'm hoping that since that skin is now soft that it will actually help now when I do the regular massages(since I can now push the implant down into that formerly hardened area, I could never do that before).
Hey gal~ Here's a link to a video that I posted a while back. It is pretty similar to what you describe and is used on scars or scar tissue. If you turn on the sound and listen to it, it gives you a pretty good description of what the pinching and massaging does to soften the tissues up there. Thought it might help to see/hear for some of your girls.

(It is on a foot, but the same principle)

http://www.justbreastimplants.com/fo...age-video.html (Scar massage Video)

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Old 08-02-2011, 03:43 PM   #16
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Im suppose to be massaging 3 times a day but then they hurt and I can start feeling the implants and its just really weird. But this sounds like a really good alternative. Im going to try this, thanxs
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Thanks for something new for me to try! I have Grade III CC and have been taking an army of supplements - with the Wobenzym N I can feel the difference in the softening of the breast but the bottom side is still flat and the breast itself is visibly higher than the other. I am hoping that by adding this technique to my regime it will correct. Otherwise its revision in January, 2012 for me.
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Great tip! I will tell my cousin, she just had hers done
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Girls I tried the technique mentioned for my scar tissue under my boob right above my inframamary crease, the next day my breast soften up but I got really sore where I massaged & I think it swelled up slightly, is this normal or did I do it too hard?
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I am so glad you posted about this! My left boob still hasn't dropped and I'm about 10 weeks po. I saw my PS this week and she pretty much told me to do what you described here, but I thought she was crazy. LOL! Anyway, it's so reassuring to know that it has actually worked for you. It really hurts when I do it, but I'm hoping it will soften and loosen up soon.

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