POST-OPERATIVE CARE

 

After two or three weeks of a liposuction, the patients can accumulate liquids that harden forming a fibrosis, especially in the abdominal area. This is caused by inflammation and trauma from the cannula (instrument that sucks out the fat) moving under the skin, this is normal right after your procedure.

 

Our surgeons recommend a massage for lymphatic drainage, a treatment that by manual massage increases the lymph flow and activation of the lymph nodes throughout the body improving circulation, eliminating bruising and helping to heal scars. Without Lymph Massage the inflammation can evolve into fibrosis (a permanent hardening of the tissue) or a seroma (pocket of serum) can form.  

 

Lymph drainage around the areas of liposuction and other plastic-surgery treatments greatly facilitates healing, helps to smoothen areas and eliminate lumps and indentations, contouring the skin so that your procedure is less noticeable over time. It also helps with normal movement of the skin and reduction of scarring. 

 

The lymphatic massage will be applied in sessions with a maximum duration of 45 minutes to one hour each. Our recommendation is at least 5 sessions of lymphatic massage for patients, and between 10 and 12 sessions is the ideal number of lymphatic massage that each patient should receive.

 

Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Main Benefits

  • Reduces the hematomas and the pain.

  • Relives post-surgical edema.

  • Reduces the possibilities of developing fibrosis.

  • Stimulates the lymphatic system.

  • Mobilizes waste substances and waste from the surgery.

  • Accelerates the regeneration of the tissues.

  • It’s not invasive.​​​​

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