How long after Liposuction do you have to start massaging? Does this hurt? What about areas on your back where you cant reach to massage?
Massaging After Liposuction?
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Don't massage after Liposuction
There is no evidence that massage has any positive benefits for the liposuction patient. As a matter of fact, it might even do harm if too agressive. The area that has been treated by liposuction is a surgical wound. A repairative process must ensue that takes many months. The healing mechanisms in the body (that have evolved over thousands of years) are very efficient at repairing what the procedure has created. Let your body do the job it knows how to do.
Gentle Massage & Stretching Exercises Following Liposuction
There are no scientific studies that conclusively demonstrate that massage is helpful following liposuction. Despite this, many plastic surgeons utilize massage as a routine component of postoperative care following this procedure. They believe that massage minimizes internal scarring, decreases edema, and helps remodel soft tissue.
It’s not unusual for patients to complain of swelling, tightness, and stiffness following this procedure. Massage and an early return to physical activity seems to help with these issues. For these reasons, plastic surgeons often recommend gentle massage and stretching exercises after liposuction. These are usually started 7 to 10 days following the procedure. Initially these maneuvers cause mild discomfort which quickly resolves with time.
If you’re planning liposuction, it’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon. In many cases, massage will be an important part of your postoperative care.
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Massage and Lipo
I do not specifically recommend massaging the treated areas afterwards. It can be helpful to have a lymphatic drainage massage after surgery to reduce inflammation. Your plastic surgeon may or may not recommend this as part of your post care.
Massage after liposuction
However, please ask your surgeon first for their advice. They may have different guidelines.
Massaging After Liposuction
There is no need to massage oneself after liposuction. A few years ago ultrasound was prescribed for fibrotic areas. Endermologie has also been used with some success.
Massage After Liposuction
Massaging after liposuction is a must
massaging after liposuction is invaluable. massaging after liposuction helps to reduce swelling, smoothen out the skin irregularities or folds, and to make the skin less sensitive.
Massage after liposuction
It is really not necessary for you to massage yourself after liposuction. The idea of lymphatic drainage massage is a special type of massage technique used to decrease swelling by increasing the lymphatic flow. If you feel that you would benefit from that type of massage, call your surgeon and ask him/her for advice on someone they trust. In terms of timing, you are ready for massage when you feel you are able to move around with minimal soreness. Good luck,
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