Safe to Have Massage Days Before Tummy Tuck with Lipo?

Is it safe to have a body massage 2 days before a tummuy tuck and lipo of hips and flanks?

Doctor Answers 5

A Massage BEFORE Surgery will NOT hurt the outcome of a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction

A Massage BEFORE Surgery will NOT hurt the outcome or cause complication with a Tummy Tuck and Liposuction.

After allowing for a week or so after surgery, you may find out that Lymphatic massage may reduce the swelling associated with liposuction. But - do it ONLY after checking with your surgeon.

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Before is fine -- and give your surgeon the gift of a massage after your surgery so he can relax. (only kidding)

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Massage is asafe before and after TT surgery

A massage should do wonders for your mental and physical well-being prior to a tummy tuck. I also think that a massage is an effective recovery tool after liposuction and tummy tuck. As soon as you feel comfortable lying flat (it may take a while after a TT) massage should be fine.

Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Massage before lipo and tummy tuck

It is probably okay but you should ask your surgeon for their advice as they know the specifics of your situation.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Massage days before tummy tuck with lipo

Get me one also. It is OK but you should really be checking with your surgeon not us! You paid him and he is the deciding factor for the pre and post operative care.

Regards from MIAMI DR. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

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