Benefits of a Post-Op Lymphatic Massage
After cosmetic surgeries like liposuction, tummy tucks, or arm, thigh, and Brazilian Butt lifts, the lymphatic channels are disrupted and take about two to three months to make new connections. Plastic surgeons agree that adding a series of lymphatic massages to a patient’s post-op care routines can benefit their recovery.
The massage technique helps to reduce swelling and improve aesthetic results by decreasing congestion of the tissue. I will massage extra fluid towards the lymphatic tissue, so that it is more quickly absorbed by the body and that can also help to prevent infection. When there is lymphatic congestion, infection is a much higher risk and you can have healing problems due to the swelling of tissue that, in turn, can lead to pressure on incision lines.
While lymphatic massages may be most closely associated with body procedures,I recommend them for patients undergoing facial surgeries (facelifts), too. Since all types of surgeries result in swelling, they can all benefit.