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The Benefits of Lymphatic Massage After Lipo

Over 200,000 people underwent liposuction in the U.S. alone in the year 2016.

As with all medical procedures, there are risks that come with it, and a huge part of minimizing those risks is in how you take care of yourself following the surgery.

One of the best ways to aid in your recovery is through lymphatic massage.

Keep reading to find out more about lymphatic massage after lipo.

What is Lymphatic Massage?

The lymphatic system works with your bloodstream to remove waste from cells and get it out of your body. While it normally works on its own, you can also do lymphatic massage to stimulate it.

Why Do Lymphatic Massage After Lipo?

Following any type of surgical procedure, you’re going to have more toxins and waste being produced as your body works to heal itself. That’s why lymphatic massage is so highly recommended after lipo.

Benefits of Post Liposuction Lymphatic Massage

Here are a few of the benefits that you will get from performing lymphatic massage following a lipo procedure:

1. Reduces Swelling

The fluid that builds up in your body after lipo needs to be removed by the lymphatic system. So, by performing lymphatic massage, you can help your body pull that fluid from your tissues and get it out.

This should be done as a preventative even if you don’t see a fluid buildup, but can also be done to treat swollen tissues.

2. Minimizes Scar Tissue

Scar tissue is formed when the white blood cells repair a cut. They use fibrous tissue that ends up being tougher than the surrounding tissue.

Light massaging such as lymphatic massage helps to keep the new growth flexible and can minimize scarring. As your body heals, you can perform harder and deeper forms of massage to help avoid scar tissue.

3. Decreases Healing Time

As your cells work hard to regrow tissue, they produce waste. The more quickly and efficiently this cellular waste is removed, the more quickly your body can heal.

Lymphatic massage can also help move the right types of cells to the area faster which can also aid in decreasing healing time. This is because as your lymphatic system kicks into gear, it also increases your blood circulation.

4. Eases Pain

In large part, because it reduces swelling, lymphatic massage after lipo can help you feel more comfortable after your procedure. Where there is inflammation, there is pain.

Lymphatic massage works in another way to reduce pain. This is by improving your blood flow. Reduced blood flow to an area of the body can cause pain because the cells aren’t getting enough oxygen.

By using lymphatic massage, you can ensure that all your cells are getting the oxygen and other nutrients they need to help you feel more comfortable.

Learn More Post-Operative Care

While lymphatic massage after lipo provides many benefits, it’s only part of a good post-operative care plan.

To find out more about how we help our patients return to full health after a procedure, check out our website. From there, you can schedule a consultation with us for a personalized evaluation.

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