When a person decides to have cosmetic surgery, they do it with the illusion of getting the best possible results. However, these results will not depend only and exclusively on the operation performed by the surgeon. Postoperative care also contributes to the expected final result.
If you have sagging skin or you have excess fat in your abdomen, and it's not responding to exercise or diets, you might consider an abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck. This surgery flattens the abdomen by removing stubborn fat and skin by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.
After a tummy tuck, your surgeon will give you specific instructions and care that you must follow meticulously to speed up the recovery process and ensure the best result.
Lymphatic massages are one of the essential cares that give you the most significant benefit during the recovery process after surgery and, therefore, you can obtain satisfactory results. So through this specific type of massage, the specialist at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami makes the body respond much faster, getting a more desirable final look for the patient.
Lymphatic massage is a treatment that helps in the purification of the body by eliminating toxins from it. This Lymphatic massage helps you to drain all the residues that harm the body.
It is a treatment based on knowledge of the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system of each patient; it can be accompanied by an ultrasound device to improve the result.
Generally speaking, the technique consists of a series of smooth movements that help the transit of the lymph that can be stagnant after the operation. Massage activates the circulation of this fluid and quickly improves edematous conditions and inflammations. It also lightens fluid retention.
Each session ranges from 30 to 40 minutes. It is not necessary to do it daily, but it is recommended to make it a day in between (3 or 4 massages per week, during the first period of the postoperative process).
The number of sessions varies depending on the surgery. So if the patient is recovering from a Tummy Tuck, our doctors at Jolie Plastic Surgery will recommend 10 to 12 sessions, to remove as much fat as possible, and to prevent the generation of edematous.
A qualified specialist should perform the lymphatic massages. It does not cause any side effects, but for medical and aesthetic reasons, it is not recommended for everyone.
The benefits of lymphatic massages after a tummy tuck are multiple, as they encourage the patient's lymphatic system to remove edematous more easily and quickly. Thanks to this type of massage, the patient's immune system will be much stronger, and the recovery will be much better. Lymphatic Massages bring significant benefits such as:
The lymphatic massage consists basically of stimulating the lymphatic system of the patient's organism. Lymph is a yellowish liquid that is found between cells in the body, and it contains the remains of fat, dead cells, bacteria, water, and other kinds of particles. In lymph, lymphocytes, one of the cells that is part of the body's immune system, are also found.
Lymph is purified through the lymph nodes, which return the fluid to the venous system and, from there, to the blood circulation that will eventually expel the lymphatic waste from the body through sweat and urine. If the lymphatic system works optimally, the purification of the organism will be much faster and, therefore, the reduction of post-surgical edematous as well. Also, the contribution of lymphocytes will be higher, i.e., the patient's defenses will be stronger.
It is much more than a therapeutic massage because it is compatible with many cosmetic surgeries as it improves the color and texture of the skin, and stimulates oxygenation.
It is important to remember that the patient must follow a healthy diet (including not smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages or stimulants). To contribute with lymphatic massages and thus achieve total success.
Lymphatic massages are not recommended for all patients. The specialist doctor will determine each case and its contraindications.
If you have any question about lymphatic massages, and you need more information, call us today at (305) 262-8347. You can schedule a consultation with one of our therapists at Jolie Plastic Surgery in Miami so he can help you to answer all your questions.
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