Plastic Surgery Post-Operative Recovery Massage

Plastic Surgery Post-Op Recovery Massage & Aftercares

Plastic Surgery Post- Op Recovery Massage

Plastic Surgery Post- Op Recovery Massage

It is very common to experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after any plastic surgery procedure and there are not many options to handle these uncomfortable symptoms, but there is one massage technique called Plastic Surgery Post-Operative Recovery Massage that will be very beneficial to the recovery process. No matter what stage of recovery you are in,  this specific massage will be of a benefit to you. One of our specialties is Plastic Surgery Post-Operative Recovery Massage & Aftercares:

  • Plastic Surgery Post-Operative Recovery Massage Stage I & II
  • Post-Operative High Definition Body Contouring Stage I & II
  • Paramedical Aftercare Stage I & II
  • Scar Tissue Massage & Treatment Stage I & II
  • Post-Operative Non-Invasive Body Contouring Stage I & II
  • Post-Operative Nutrition, Vitamin and Supplemental Guide
  • Post-Operative Faja/Compression Therapy Stage I, II & III
  • Post-Operative Care for Ecchymosis, Hematoma and Fibrosis Management
  • Post-Operative Scar Management/Surgical Scar Camouflage Therapy
  • Abdominal Tapping/Skin Traction
  • Edema Control Wrapping

Surgery can be extremely hard on the body. The first issue to deal with is swelling/post-surgical edema. Post-surgical swelling is caused by inflammation and trauma from the cannula (the instrument that sucks out the fat) moving under the skin. Channels formed by the cannula fill up with fluid and the tissue swells. Without proper aftercare, inflammation can evolve into fibrosis (a hardening of the tissue) or a seroma (pocket of fluid), resulting in hard, lumpy skin at the surgical site.  Many doctors prescribe post-surgical care after liposuction to make sure their patients get the best possible results from their procedure:

Lot of Plastic Surgeons provide Manual Lymphatic Drainage as Post-Operative Massage and body contouring treatment to every high definition cosmetic surgery, especially a procedure such as liposuction. As the result, most plastic surgeons who perform High Definition Bodywork or Full Spectrum High Definition Liposuction, will request to mandate their patients to undergo a comprehensive postoperative recovery massage. Not only postoperative recovery massage will help patients speed up and ensure  their heal process seamless, but  it is essential to achieving these transformative results.


Why is Manual Lymphatic Drainage  an important part of Plastic Surgery Post-Operative Massage?

Whether plastic surgery is utilized for health purposes or cosmetic reasons, the aftereffects are the same for everyone – pain, swelling, scarring, heightened anxiety and, at times, depression. In some cases, medication may be prescribed for the pain and anxiety. But there are also other options – options that can help reduce the dosage or length of time of drugs are used, as well as aid in the healing process.

Cosmetic surgeries all produce swelling to some extent because it is part of the body’s normal healing process. Some cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction procedures and tummy tucks, disrupt the natural pathways taken by the lymphatic system because of the location of the surgery. Other regions of the body, such as the nose after rhinoplasty, produce swelling that can last for a long time—even up to one year. Other cosmetic procedures that impact the face can also produce months of swelling. However, because of the extensive areas of disruption, tummy tucks and liposuction procedures are usually the cosmetic surgeries with the greatest amount of lymphatic swelling. When the lymph drifts out into surrounding tissue after a surgical procedure disrupts the normal lymphatic pathways, swelling is the result.

For these very reasons, many doctors prescribe Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Therapy after liposuction or other plastic surgery procedures to make sure their patients get the best possible results from their procedure. Massage can help speed the healing process up and ease the pain of recovery. Many doctors advise their patients to massage the areas to prompt quicker healing, while avoiding swelling and bruising. Massage will also help regain range of motion and improve overall circulation. Plastic Surgery Recovery Massage is a customized massage designed to cater to patients based on the cosmetic surgery procedure they have done. 

Lymphatic massage will speed up healing by 300% to 500% according to clinical studies conducted in the United States. This study was performed by Vodder style trained certified Lymphedema Therapists and by the former president of the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation, the only foundation dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery and non-surgery research.