It is recommended by our massage specialist to start your first session around 1 week after your surgery.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
The lymphatic system is the system of tissues, vessels, and organs that work in conjunction to maintain fluid levels in our body, support immune function, and keep blood circulating. The system carries lymph, a clear fluid that contains proteins, waste, fat cells, and metabolized cells through the body which is filtered through the lymph nodes.
Lymphatic drainage massage was developed to treat lymphedema, a condition of accumulated fluid within the body that often develops after removing lymph nodes. A trained massage therapist can manually massage the body in a way to push lymph through the body, breaking up areas of swelling and reducing excess fluid in the body.
Benefits of Lymphatic Massage
• More efficient healing from illness, injury, or surgery
• Supports relaxation and relieves stress
• Reduces scar formation by boosting healing responses
• Removes excess water and metabolic waste from the tissues in the body
• Reduces swelling and fluid retention
• Improves skin quality and provides a more vibrant appearance
Lymphatic Massage After Plastic Surgery
One of the side effects of cosmetic surgery is swelling. This is a normal inflammatory response and a part of the healing process as fluid rushes to the area to nourish it with white blood cells. Body procedures, particularly tummy tucks and liposuction, often cause additional swelling as excess fluid and fat cells will harden within a few weeks of surgery.
Lymphatic massage helps to move the fluid that’s built up and allows it to move back into the lymphatic passages where excess waste and fluid can be flushed from the body. This prevents fibrosis, which is the development of thick, fibrous scar tissue under the skin as well as reduces swelling and bruising.
Suitable Plastic Surgeries:
• Tummy Tuck
• Fat Transfer to Buttocks
• Mommy Makeover