If you’ve just had plastic surgery, lymphatic massage is something that you’ll want to consider. This type of massage helps reduce swelling and speeds up the healing process.
Lymphatic massage after plastic surgery: Top 4 reasons why MLD will help you heal.
1. It helps reduce swelling.
2. It speeds up the healing process.
3. It prevents infection.
4. It reduces scarring.
How does lymphatic massage reduce swelling?
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste, and other unwanted materials. Lymphatic massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, which then helps to reduce swelling.
How does lymphatic massage speed up the healing process?
When you have surgery, your body produces inflammatory chemicals that can increase swelling and pain. Lymphatic massage helps to flush these out of your body, which reduces swelling and speeds up the healing process.
How does lymphatic massage prevent infection?
Lymphatic massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system, which then helps to rid the body of toxins and unwanted materials. This helps to reduce the risk of infection.
How does lymphatic massage reduce scarring?
Lymphatic massage helps to increase the flow of lymph fluid, which then helps to reduce the appearance of scars.
Keep in mind, lymphatic drainage isn’t like the typical massage you might be accustomed to. This isn’t a deep tissue massage. The strokes for MLD are light and intentional that are designed to move your lymph fluid. This isn’t a massage that will hurt or cause any bruising.
Most likely your plastic surgeon has talked to you about setting up an appointment with a certified lymphatic drainage specialist. Our lead therapist has completed 175 hours of hands-on training specifically on the lymphatic system and continues to stay up-to-date on the latest best practices.
If you have any questions about lymphatic massage after plastic surgery, don’t hesitate to contact me.