Types of massages after Liposuction to reduce the chance of fibrosis?

I'm 2 1/2 months post op. I received liposuction/bbl. I've had over 10 lymphatic drainage massages. I feel like I'm past the draining stage. What are other types of massages I should look into getting. I live in Northern California I can't find any post op massage places.

Doctor Answers 3

Best massage after liposuction?

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Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • Yours is an impossible question to answer -
  • Because we have no evidence that massage changes your result.
  • Certainly some of my patients belief in it passionately - and others do nothing and still get good results.
  • So I suggest you follow your own instincts -
  • At this point, you might tolerate deep tissue massage. If that sounds appealing, try that. 
  • If not, consider purchasing an inexpensive, hand held massager on the internet and massage the areas that feel in need of it.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Massage after Lipo/Reduce Fibrosis--Lymph Massage, Hyperbaric Oxygen, RF, Velashape, Venus Legacy

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Lymphatic massage is the best type of massage after liposuction and at this point chance of fibrosis is small. Post treatment however, I recommend hyperbaric oxygen, compression, and radiofrequency treatments like Velashape and Venus legacy to improve results. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Massage after liposuction

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The benefit of massage after liposuction lax scientific support.

While it's often recommended there is no evidence that it has any long-term benefit.

When in question you should ask your plastic surgeon what he or she recommends.

2 1/2 months much of the early scar tissue that's formed has already matured and should have dissipated.


Mats Hagstrom M.D.

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