Post-Op Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Post-Op Lymphatic Drainage Massage in Birmingham, AL
The main task of the lymphatic system is to keep the immune system operating well while cleansing and nourishing all the cells in the body. When your system is not working well, it can affect every part of your body. The Cleansing Massage utilizes lymphatic draining techniques to keep your lymphatic system in good condition for optimum health. It can also counteract the effects of adverse lifestyle choices and environmental pollutants that can compromise the immune system. Our Lymphatic Drainage massage is particularly helpful in post-operative recovery.
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Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage Right For Me?
Lymphatic Drainage benefits postop:
helps to reduce swelling
improve aesthetic results by decreasing congestion of the tissue
can also help to prevent infection.
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. “The masseuse will massage extra fluid towards the lymphatic tissue, so that it is more quickly absorbed by the body,” says Melissa Doft, MD, a New York City-based double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. 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,” explains Richard Brown, MD, a double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. “That, in turn, can lead to pressure on incision lines.”
While lymphatic massages may be most closely associated with body procedures, Dr. Doft is known to recommend them for patients undergoing facial surgeries (think: facelifts), too. Since all types of surgeries result in swelling, they can all benefit, she says.