How Lymphatic Massage Can Help You Get the Best Results After Liposuction

Liposuction is a popular cosmetic procedure. In fact, more than 258,000 Americans get some kind of liposuction procedure every year to remove excess fat in the buttocks, arms, hips, and abdomen.

Before and After Photos

Immediately after a liposuction procedure, there can be swelling, bruising, hard lumps, and scar tissue. You might feel disappointed that the look you were going for isn’t obvious right away.

Your doctor will recommend compression wear and foam inserts after surgery to help with swelling and make you more comfortable as you go through the healing process, but what else can you do to speed up your healing time and get the results you want to see post-op?

Lymphatic massage is a painless and non-invasive way to reduce swelling, bruising, and hard lumps (called fibrosis). A licensed massage therapist, trained in lymphatic massage, can perform this type of massage to help with your healing.

Here are two ways lymphatic massage can help you get the best results after liposuction:

Moving Lymph Out of “Stuck” Areas

Imagine the lymphatic system as a series of channels throughout the body that move waste products out. Your lymph nodes are part of this system. After surgery, lymph gathers around the site of your procedure and can cause uncomfortable and unattractive swelling. Lymphatic massage gently moves the fluid toward the lymph nodes to filter it out, making swelling go down.

Reducing Hard Lumps

Hard lumps are one of the biggest complaints after liposuction and proper post-op care is important to keep the skin elastic and prevent permanent scar tissue build up. Lymphatic massage techniques reduce scarring and improve the texture of the skin to help you look your best!

Vacuum cupping, a combination of suction and massage movements, also helps keep those hard lumps at bay.

Your lymphatic massage therapist can recommend the best treatments and number of sessions (it can take 5-10 for the best results after liposuction) to help you see your great new look more quickly!

If you’re looking for lymphatic massage in the Lake Mary, FL area, Healing Kneads Massage Therapy employs licensed massage therapists with advanced training in lymphatic drainage massage. Their therapists have over 25 years combined experience!

Visit their website at Healing Kneads Massage Therapy.

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