Post Surgical Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphatic Drainage And Surgery

 Many benefits can result from lymphatic drainage before and after surgery. Manual Lymphatic Drainage seems to promote tissue regeneration, reducing the formation and severity of scars. Treatment postoperative can begin as soon as 24 hrs after surgery but always check with your surgeon first.  Pre surgery 1-3 sessions; Post surgery 2-12 sessions.

What Are The Benefits Pre Surgical?

  • Preparation of tissues for surgery
  • Reduces swelling if swelling evident before surgery
  • Stimulates immune response
  • Decreases the opportunity for infection post surgery
  • Decreases post surgery swelling


What Are The Benefits of Post Surgical Lymphatic Drainage?

  • Reduces swelling
  • Reduces pain
  • Removes cellular debris (i.e. dead blood cells from tissues)
  • Reverses build-up of toxins secondary to effects of post-op medication
  • Stimulates fluid circulation
  • Aids in reduction of healing time
  • Improves skin regeneration and wound healing
  • Speeds up healing process


Lymphatic drainage after liposuction or other procedures such as fat injections for the Brazilian Butt Lift will help reduce or prevent hardness or lumpiness to the areas treated. Post surgical lymph edema is caused by inflammation and trauma from the cannula moving under the skin. Channels are formed by the cannula that can fill up with fluid and the tissue becomes swollen. Manual lymphatic drainage helps to move the fluid by gently pumping it back into the lymph vessels. Manual lymphatic drainage will help patients get the best possible results. Manual lymphatic drainage reduces healing time for bruises by cleansing the inter-cellular spaces where old blood cells and waste products accumulate.

 



 


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