How often do you have to get the lymphatic massages after undergoing a BBL?
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Massage after surgery
Lymphatic massage promotes excess fluid into the lymphatic ducts which are a low pressure drainage system. Repetitive light pressure massage along the anatomical lymph channels and toward a liposuction port or drain will reduce edema and swelling significantly. Discuss with your PS for the initation of massage sessions.
WIth my patients, I recommend starting lymphatic massage a soon as the patient can tolerate the treatment. It can be somewhat painful within the first 3 days of surgery, but has the greatest benefit. After 4 days the session are very tolerable. I only recommend lipo areas for massage and not the fat grafts. If you can have a session at least daily for the first 2 weeks your will see dramatic changes in your waistline.
The goal is to remove excess fluid and edema as soon as possible, your body with place collogen scar tissue into the fluid pockets that do not drain with massage or pressure from the post operative garment. After scar tissue sets in at about 4-6 weeks, there is no more massage benefit or revision liposuction benefit. Additional pressure under your elastic garment is recommended with lipo foam and a vest waist trainer over your elastic garment. So stay on top of the liposuction area post op garment area pressure and increase as needed daily.
I wish you well with massage and post op recovery,