What kind of massage is best, lymphatic drainage? Any general light massage to reduce swelling and promote blood supply? Tapotements (Percussion) to really increase blood supply, or that may be to damaging and painful? How soon after is massage recommend or not recommended until? Don't massage just apply post surgical creams, that's massage enough?
Will Massage Post Operatively Help Save the Fat or Will It Kill It or Distort the Shape?
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Massage after BBL
Thanks for the great question. I recommend lymphatic drainage massage to the liposuctioned areas ONLY and I recommend starting 1-2 weeks post-op. I do not recommend massage of the areas of fat transfer due to fear of disrupting the fat.
Simple Massage is Fine
Massage will only cause problems if not performed correctly, so talk to your surgeon to find out the right method for you. They should know the most suitable technique since they're more familiar with your body and expectations.
No massage to butt...
I would not recommend massaging the butt itself. I reserve massage for the donor areas where the fat came from. You don't want anyone mashing on the fat post-operatively.
hope this helps,
Dr. Michael in Miami