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PLASTIC SURGERY RECOVERY

PLASTIC SURGERY RECOVERY

The Lymphatic system is a complex network of nodes, ducts and vessels that delivers lymph fluid, a clear watery fluid containing lymphocytes, throughout the body. The main function is to circulate vital nutrients throughout the body while also removing cell wastes, proteins, excess fluid, viruses, and bacteria. This complex system helps form an integral part of the immune defense of our body. When the lymph system works well, the body feels healthy, and there is a strong defense system in place to fight infection and illness. When the lymph system is blocked due to surgery or injury, increased swelling and bruising will most likely occur, and the body becomes more susceptible to infection. Lymphatic Drainage Massage creates a powerful impact on your body’s ability to heal. (Lymphatic Drainage Massage is not the type of massage used to remove operative fluids after plastic surgery)

Lymphatic massage is essential and beneficial to the recovery process after any type of plastic surgery.

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy tuck)
  • Liposuction (Abs, back, flanks, arms, legs)
  • Breast lifts/augmentation
  • Face lift
  • Gynecomastia (excess breast tissue in men)

Benefits from lymphatic massage or lymph
drainage therapy

  • Drains operative fluids
  • Decreases scar tissue and minimizes scar formation
  • Increases blood flow and speeds up healing process
  • Reduces pain, inflammation and bruising
  • Creates smoother skin

Most common mistakes patients make:

  • Patients do not get all the 10-15 lymphatic massages required
  • Do not wear the correct compression garment
  • Are not compliant with wearing their compression garment
  • Do not wear the ab board with liposuction of abdominal wall
  • Impatient with the healing process
  • Are not educated or told of the true expectations and discomfort of their recovery

POSTNATAL RECOVERY

GENERAL SURGERY RECOVERY

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All Lymphatic Massage Sessions Must Be Prepaid Before Scheduling.

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