All surgeries, orthopedic, plastic / cosmetic all produce swelling to some extent because it is part of the body’s normal healing process. Some cosmetic surgeries, such as liposuction, tummy tucks, and BBL, disrupt the natural pathways taken by the lymphatic system because of the location of the surgery. Other regions of the body, such as the nose after rhinoplasty or a face lift produce swelling that can last for a long time—even up to one year. However, because of the extensive areas of disruption, tummy tucks and liposuction procedures are usually the cosmetic surgeries with the greatest amount of lymphatic swelling.
When the lymph drifts out into surrounding tissue after a surgical procedure disrupts the normal lymphatic pathways, swelling is the result, . In the book "A Patient's Guide to Liposuction", Dr Schafer says "swelling is caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the treated tissue". Swelling is normal, but if you are a proactive person who wants to get back to your normal life, there's no reason to just wait patiently until it subsides on its own. Take action to avoid the following side effects by getting Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, (MLD).
THE BENEFITS OF MLD AFTER SURGERY:
Clearly, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is helpful in the prevention of excessive swelling and pain which will make your overall healing from cosmetic surgery much faster and more comfortable.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF SURGERY TYPICALLY OCCUR:
After any kind of surgery, the skin can build up adhesion's. These adhesion's are present in the process of scarring and are an unnatural form of bands which abnormally connects two or more surfaces of tissues and disturb the body functions. Such adhesion's may arise from surgical procedures, trauma, and radiations during the process of wound repair, These adhesion's are made up of cells and tissues. They can hinder organ movements and may block blood supply and nutrition to the organs, causing pain and decreasing organ functioning. Fibrosis won’t present itself until about 4 weeks post-surgery. It is not possible to acknowledge it as such prior to this point of time. Our therapist uses several tools and time tested methods to achieve the elimination of fibroid tissue.
If you get liposuction, especially liposuction that is aggressive, you need to make sure that the skin bounces back and is firm. The best way to firm your skin and help to keep your body slim is through an Ultrasonic Cavitation massage. This type of massage helps to break down fat tissues and wards away cellulite, fibrosis and wrinkling from liposuction. This type of massage is performed with a warm ultrasonic handpiece that is run over the body. The correct application is a 4 step process using 3 different handpieces and laser pads and can be completed in one hour. This massage is not typically uncomfortable and can help you to maintain a firm, slim look after liposuction. Ultrasonic Cavitation massages should continue well after your surgery in order to keep your results stable and help to break down any leftover fat still in the area of liposuction.
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