August 08,2022

Lymphatic Massage After Liposuction Improves Results and Helps Healing
After undergoing a cosmetic procedure, we’re all excited to heal and get back to our normal routines as quickly as possible without compromising results. As it turns out, it’s not just gentle movement, proper rest, and a healthy diet that promotes healing. Massage is a very beneficial spa staple that deserves a spot in the recovery process due to its ability to reduce swelling, promote healing, and improve results. Massage is highly recommended and essential to the healing process. As part of the post-operative care, a series of manual Lymphatic Drainage Massages can greatly improve results. In addition, it helps to decrease pain, reduce bruising and inflammation during the recovery period. 

Traditional Massage vs. Lymphatic Massage
The role of the lymphatic system is to rid the body of toxins, waste, and unwanted materials, in addition to transporting lymph (fluid containing white blood cells) throughout the body to help fight infection.

Traditional massage targets the muscles, and specific areas of tension or pain. Lymphatic massage also known as Manual Lymphatic Drainage is much gentler and uses less pressure than traditional massage in order to improve the efficiency of the lymphatic system. This massage technique is a powerful and effective treatment. Commonly used to move stagnant, excessive lymph fluid (edema) due to traumatic injuries or surgery. This can also be beneficial in improving your immune system. After liposuction, lymphatic massage decreases swelling, bruising, and fibrosis (scar tissue formation) preventing lumps, bumps and bulges. It also helps decrease recovery time and improves results.

While lymphatic massage is not required to achieve beautiful results, it is proven beneficial. Patients who underwent liposuction surgery should start sessions beginning the day after the procedure. A series of 12 treatments, performed twice weekly for the first two weeks then weekly thereafter is suggested for maximum effect. Each treatment should be customized as part of the healing plan. The sooner lymphatic massage is started the quicker you will see results. 

 

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