Scar Tissue Reduction on Clients with Breast Implants

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Thank you for joining us for another installment of our Cupping Therapy Q&A Series. Here, we feature clinical questions submitted to us by ACE Massage Cupping Therapy practitioners. Our educators offer some brief insight on the topic so that you can expand your working knowledge on this revolutionary bodywork therapy and its benefits.


I just had a breast augmentation about 9 weeks ago. I had two ruptures (one in each breast) from implants that I had for almost 30 years. The surgeon replaced the implants with new implants and also performed cleanup for the scar tissue that had formed in my right breast. I had what they call, a capsular contracture – around the implant.

Nonetheless, in my right breast I have scar tissue (capsular contracture) that has formed again in my right breast. This is not uncommon. I believe it is from the body trying to heal or detecting a foreign object, etc. and it forms scar tissue. It then makes the breast pocket tight  so that the implant can’t  move freely.

I spoke to a woman who performs MediCupping here in San Diego, California. We spoke about doing the cupping to possibly break up this scar tissue versus going in for another augmentation and scar revision. I am hoping that Anita Shannon or any other practitioners may have some feedback or good advice about the medicupping and the breast. The plastic surgeon does not seem too familiar with the new technology and refers to the old Chinese cupping?

Thank you for your time and assistance. Any feedback would be much appreciated as I would really prefer not to do another surgery.


Great question, I think the application is perfect. We have dealt with more than a few women who have a contracture condition and have seen good results in all of those cases. The physicians we work with have been very happy with the results, too. At nine weeks, it should be fine to get the cupping therapy treatments, as they are quite gentle overall. Your doctor should just give the okay to go ahead with massage therapy, and please be sure to invite the MediCupping practitioner in San Diego to contact me with any questions.

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Anita J. Shannon
Anita J. Shannon

Educator Info

  • ACE Founder
  • Director of ACE
  • Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee – 2011


Anita J. Shannon has been a licensed massage therapist and licensed cosmetologist since 1983. She specializes in skin care, body treatments, clinical aromatherapy, and various modalities of massage therapy. She has been a national educator since 1990, appearing at numerous national spa and massage conventions each year. For four years, Anita appeared as a co-host on the television program “Health Options Today” with Dr. Mitchell Ghen.

Anita is the founder and director of Advanced Continuing Education (ACE), an NCBTMB CE provider established in 2001. Anita has presented hundreds of workshops on ACE Massage Cupping and MediCupping therapy throughout the US and internationally since 2002. Anita has been published on the subject of cupping therapy in industry publications such as Massage Today, Massage Magazine, and Les Nouvelles Esthetiques. She has published two educational videos on ACE Massage Cupping bodywork, two on MediCupping therapy and one on TheraCupping home care, and is currently writing a book on VacuTherapies. In 2011, Anita was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

In 2016, Anita opened ACE Institute Online, an online education portal designed to bring cupping therapy training into the digital age. Since its debut in 2016, ACE Institute Online has introduced the revolutionary techniques found in ACE Massage Cupping and MediCupping to over ten thousand students worldwide.

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