Lymphatic drainage Pre and Post liposuction
Lymphatic drainage has been scientifically proven to help with the pain, swelling and reduce the development of fibrosis that can happen after liposuction. Any surgical intervention, involves damage to tissue and the natural response of damaged tissue is swelling. This swelling can lead to edema, if this edema is left stagnant it can lead to fibrosis. This is why post operative care within the first 6 to 8 weeks is so important as lymphatic drainage massage will help to reduce the swelling, pain, decrease your recovery time and get you to your desired outcome faster.
Continual post operative in the first 6 to 8 weeks is extremely important after liposuction on any area of the body and should start within 4 to 7 days after. This care involves professional lymphatic drainage massage twice to three times a week; combined with daily stimulation of the lymph system with self massage and gentle walking while in compression garments.
The amount of time for these weekly session will depend on the amount of area on the body that has had liposuction. The first session is normally 60 to 90 mins long and all subsequent sessions will be individually tailored.
Lymphatic drainage Pre- liposuction
Lymphatic drainage massage helps with the circulation and the health lymphatic fluid. The healthier the circulation of lymphatic fluid is, the quicker the tissue can heal after damaged. So having a lymphatic drainage massage a week to a minimum of 4 days before the surgery can help reduce recovery time. It is not advised to have a lymphatic drainage massage closer then 4 to 3 days prior, as this will have too much of a stimulation affect on the circulation and can cause the body to metabolize drugs quicker.