What is Lyphatic drainage massage & why do I need it?
Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) is a specialized gentle massage technique that is recommended by plastic surgeons after liposuction that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness, acne, it supports the body’s immune system, helps the body heal from surgery, and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification.
Some patients will experience lumpiness to the areas affected with liposuction. This is normal for most patients after surgery. The lumpiness is caused by inflammation and trauma from the surgical instrument that is used under the skin to extract the fatty tissue. The tunnels and channels which are created by the surgical instrument will fill with fluid and become swollen with both fluid and left-over fat. This fluid and left-over fat tends to begin to harden between one week and three weeks after surgery. LDM will help move the fluid by gently pushing back into the lymph passages.
It’s been advised by doctors that the swelling and inflammation could turn into fibrosis, which is a permanent hardening of the area. LDM ensures you achieve the best desired results after the surgery.
Since every patient is different, most doctors advise their patients to begin their LDM treatment after the 4th or 5th day after surgery to obtain the best, and fastest, results. Please see our before & after photos.