From the third article below (bold emphasis is mine):Implant Movement (as Opposed to Breast Massage)Early implant movement (within 2 days of surgery) is recommended, and aggressive movement is instituted if firmness is noticed. It is important that the patient be instructed in the proper technique of moving the implants (with full excursion throughout the pocket and pressure techniques to increase the diameter of the implant, performed three times daily), as opposed to just massage of the breast tissue, to insure maximal results. A velcroelastic strap (Breast strap, Cosmetic Solutions, Boca Raton, Fla.) is applied to facilitate early postoperative implant positioning when needed.
From the forth article:Our current approach to breast implant capsules reflects the assumption that the best nonsurgical approach to prevent capsular contracture is early postsurgical external massage. Once a capsule is established, it will most likely persist even if the implant is removed.
Hipps et al reported that breast massage was not helpful; however, the exercises were begun 2 weeks postoperatively and it has been shown that the capsule begins to form by postoperative day 3…
Giving Patients a Chart Displaying Massage Techniques May Help to Reduce Capsular Contracture Rates (letter to the editor); Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Vol 22, No 5, pp 458-459, Sept 2002; Botti, Giovanni; Cella, Anonio
Prevention of Capsular Contracture; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol 103(6):1766-1768, May 1999; Becker, Hilton; Springer, Rachelle