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How Lymphatic Massage Works After Liposuction

By Breathe Team | Feb 18, 2020

Lymphatic massage has proven beneficial after liposuction refers to a surgical process that involves the removal of excess fat tissues from the body of an individual. It is also known as lipoplasty, or body contouring. This is because it is usually done to improve the contours of the body. The surgical procedure usually generates the pooling of surplus lymphatic fluids, which result in swelling and distress for the patient.

Lymphatic massage is a massage therapy that involves a gentle and rhythmical massaging to stimulate the circulation of lymph fluids around the body. This causes the speedup of toxins removal and the elimination of wastes accumulated from a sluggish lymphatic system.

The lymphatic massage is needed, after a session of liposuction, to accelerate the process of recovery. After the liposuction surgery, many patients experience lumpiness that is caused by inflammation and trauma from the surgical instruments used to extract these fatty tissues. These tunnels created by the instrument used during surgery are filled up with fluid and become swollen with leftover fat and fluid which tend to begin to harden after one to three weeks of surgery. The lymphatic massage process is suggested by the surgeon after this time because it helps to stroke the areas of the body that process the lymph fluid, and the lymph nodes, causing the fluid to drain. It helps to move the fluid by gently sending it back into the lymph passages.If the swelling in the lymph is not properly attended to, the patient might face the risk of the inflammation, which can turn into fibrosis (that is a permanent hardening of the area). Lymphatic massages help to ensure that this does not occur. After an average of four to six treatment sessions, most of the excess fluids will already be removed through the lymphatic massage, and the patient can notice significant relief from swelling and discomfort after these treatments.

To achieve the best results, doctors/surgeon usually advise patients to start their lymphatic massage sessions within 3 to 5 days after surgery. This will help a professional lymphatic massage therapist to know exactly what to do and the right place to begin the massage as well as the right amount of (light) pressure needed for the spot to be worked on.

Lymphatic massage, after liposuction, works to improve blood circulation and also helps to reduce swelling. If you have just concluded liposuction, then you need all the possible rest that you can get. Getting a massage will work up the swollen tissues in your body, but it is important; hence, calling over a massage therapist to your home is advisable. After consulting with your doctor and s/he says it is fine to proceed with a post-liposuction lymphatic massage, use the Breathe App for Android or Apple, to get a certified and verified lymphatic massage therapist come over to your house.

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NB: After each session of liposuction, you should keep in mind to always drink extra fluids (about 2-4 glasses of water). This helps to flush the body. Lymphatic breathing also helps as it acts like a pump that moves fluid through the lymph nodes and vessels in the body.