Following liposuction, you may experience post-surgical swelling that can be uncomfortable during your recovery and cloud your ability to see your final results.
For that reason, undergoing lymphatic drainage massages to manage swelling following surgery can be hugely beneficial to your comfort and realising your newly taut figure faster.
At the CREO Clinic, we offer bespoke surgical packages and work with specialists in lymphatic drainage massage to help patients have the smoothest recovery possible. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how massage can be implemented in your treatment plan.
Recovery After Liposuction Surgery
During recovery from liposuction, you may experience side effects such as swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treatment areas that should gradually subside. After the first week, most patients can resume most light daily activities but should wait 2-3 weeks before engaging in more strenuous exercise.
How Lymphatic Drainage Massage Benefits Your Recovery
The lymphatic system contains fluid that removes waste and other byproducts from the body’s various tissues. After liposuction, the treated areas can swell due to built-up lymph fluid.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a specialist massage technique that stimulates the movement of this fluid build-up, resulting in reduced swelling and less associated discomfort. In turn, this can improve any contour irregularities and the appearance of any scarring from surgery.
At the CREO Clinic, we recommend that you begin receiving lymphatic drainage massage a day after liposuction to ensure the smoothest recovery possible. Your wounds will also be checked during your sessions to monitor your healing. For patients in London, we also offer lymphatic drainage massages within the comfort and convenience of your own home.
Other key benefits of lymphatic drainage massage include:
- Improved blood circulation and tissue regeneration of the massaged treatment area
- Reduced appearance of cellulite by minimising fluid build-up against cross-hatched fibres under the skin
- Aids relaxation of both the body and mind as you heal from surgery
How Many Lymphatic Drainage Massages Should I Get After Liposuction?
In general, patients can book a set of 10 sessions of lymphatic drainage massage following liposuction for a discounted price. However, as each patient undergoes a unique recovery timeline, the number of sessions will only be determined following a one-to-one consultation with our massage specialists.
Can I Perform My Own Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
You may wish to massage yourself if possible. However, it may be difficult to sufficiently reach and massage the area, depending on the treatment zones chosen. In addition, lymphatic drainage massage uses highly specialised techniques that require significant training.
Therefore, a professional lymphatic drainage massage is preferable for optimal recovery and results.
What Happens If You Don’t Get A Lymphatic Drainage Massage After Liposuction?
Patients who opt out of lymphatic drainage massages may experience a significantly larger amount of swelling in the treated liposuction area(s). This post-surgical swelling will also take longer to dissipate without massage, causing delays in a patient’s recovery timeline.
Are Lymphatic Drainage Massages Worth It?
Lymphatic drainage massages come with an array of benefits for a patient’s healing after surgery. This can make the recovery process more comfortable for patients and shorten the time it takes to enjoy the final liposuction results.