Is Myofascial Release As Part of Lymphatic Massage Damaging to a TT?

I am 11 weeks post op TT and my PS suggested massage to help with the swelling. At my massage appointment today, the massage therapist did some deeper massage to "loosen up the fascia". It didn't hurt, but since I had fascia plication as part of my TT, I wonder if it is appropriate that she try and loosen it? As a result of my swelling, I am finding it hard to move naturally and fluidly, so I think her rationale was that loosening the fascia would make movement easier, but is it damaging?

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Lymphatic Massage after Tummy Tuck

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It is unlikely that myofascial release techniques could undo the muscle plication of a tummy tuck, but it is also probably more vigorous than is necessary. You want the fascia layers to adhere after a tummy tuck, so focusing more on lymphatic drainage techniques is probably best.

Is Myofascial Release As Part of Lymphatic Massage Damaging to a TT

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I recommend lymphatic drainage massage to my patients. This is great when combined with ultrasound. The therapist should monitor whether acumulasion liquid occurs during therapy or seroma as this should be drained
If you are feeling like You have liquid do not think and go see your doctor
In your case something important is that there is no reason to work on the muscle fascia plication.

Yvelise Bello Paredes, MD - Account Suspended
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon

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