What is Lymphatic Massage?
Post-op fluid build-up is the most significant risk to your healing. Your lymphatic system helps your body recover and repair itself after surgery by maintaining fluid levels and removing toxins from tissue that surround the incision site. Unfortunately, after a cosmetic procedure, the lymphatic system slows down, increasing the risk of swelling, bruising, fibrosis, and keloids.
During manual lymphatic massages, light, rhythmic strokes gently guide excess fluid away from target areas toward lymphatic passages where they are flushed from the body. As the lymphatic system is stimulated, it restarts circulation and accelerates the body’s healing response.
Recovery should be supplemented with lymphatic drainage massage as early as three days post-op for best results. Your number of sessions will be determined by your healing and if you’re continuing both the surgeon’s and therapists’ recommendations at home.