How soon can I start my lymphatic massage after surgery?

Updated: Jul 28

Surgeons often recommend that their patients supplement their recovery with lymphatic drainage as early as possible, ideally within the first few day’s post-surgery(Lipo,BBL, tummy tuck). The idea behind this recommendation is that lymphatic drainage can help prevent and alleviate the build-up of fluid and formation of scar tissue. Each patient is different so are their circumstances. Your plastic surgeon would be the one who would advise when to start your lymphatic drainage massage sessions.

When should I start my lymphatic drainage massage after a tummy tuck?

It is recommended 2-3 days after surgery to begin your post op massage.But you would like to for consult with your surgeon. Not every patient has the same healing process and some times surgeons recommend 2 weeks post-op to begin. The following are some of the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage after tummy tuck.

  • The remains of anesthesia, serum, and medication used in surgery are more easily removed.

  • The pain is reduced, thus being much less intense.

  • The circulatory system performs its function more efficiently.

  • The skin is hydrated with more intensity, thus achieving a better appearance.

When should I start my lymphatic massage after Liposuction (lipo) ?

The first day after surgery, the lymphatic massage can be done as frequently as daily.

Without lymphatic massage, the inflammation can evolve into fibrosis (a permanent hardening of the tissue) or a seroma (pocket of blood) can form. Dr. Lee recommends lymphatic massage after liposuction to make sure patients get the best possible results.

Who do I trust to do the massages ?

Here in miami we recommend Oum lymphatic massage they are a mobile and in office service all over south Florida . here is the booking link ->

In the state of Florida massage therapist have the license and knowledge to provide this service. We recommend you ask the massage therapist the following questions.

  1. Are you licensed ?( very important to go to a licensed massage therapist)

  2. Do you have experience in Post surgical lymphatic massages? ( most therapist are not experienced )

  3. do you use any tools aside from manual ? ( please speak to your doctor incase he has a preference ) ( wood therapy or cavitation is not used on patients who are less then 3 months postop)

When should I start my lymphatic massage after BBL Brazilian butt lift ?

it is suggested that the lymphatic massage is not done on the buttocks for atleast six weeks.It Is also not advised to sit on them or sleep on their backs.Thats why they created the "bbl pillow" so that they can keep the pressure off the buttocks.

Lymphatic massage will most likely be done earlier on patients who had a lip0 360 surgery.“360 lipo” is a term designed to describe 360 degree liposuction, that includes the abdomen, the sides, and the back .The massages after the liposuction are not an option, they are mandatory if you want to have a successful recovery where you do not regret imperfections.

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