postoperative lymphatic drainage

4/5 days after surgery, post-operative lymphatic drainage can be started. Especially useful to facilitate the drainage of lymphatic fluid, prevent edema, swelling and possible fibrosis of the skin.

In general, it is not necessary to carry out daily sessions (the duration of each one is about 30/40 minutes). But we advise at least every other day, with 3 or 4 massages per week in the first postoperative period. If the patient is recovering from a tummy tuck, the recommended lymphatic drainage massages are 10 or 12. In fact, many times in these interventions a large amount of fat is extracted and there is a greater tendency to the formation of edema.

If practiced correctly and by qualified professionals, post-operative lymphatic drainage does not cause any type of side effect. However, it should be noted that there are contraindications in case of hypotension, bronchial asthma, serious infections, thrombosis, phlebitis or any type of heart failure.

More and more cosmetic surgeons are prescribing manual lymphatic drainage after surgery to make sure their patients get the best possible results.

After liposuction, liposculpture or cosmetic surgery in general, it is common to experience discomfort, pain, swelling and bruising in the treated areas. Especially in the abdominal area and even more so when combined with other body shaping procedures.

Swelling and bruising can also spread to neighboring areas due to gravity. This is normal immediately after surgery.

Post-surgical edema is primarily caused by trauma caused by the cannula (the tool that sucks up fat) moving under the skin and the resulting swelling.

Post operative lymphatic drainage

As with any surgery, even liposuction produces scars. The difference is that in liposuction the scars will be internal due to the passage of the cannula. Often these scars can progress to fibrosis, hard to the touch and visible formations that cause annoying and unsightly skin bumps and irregularities.

The Effects of Vodder Lymphatic Drainage and Postoperative Benefits:

Eliminates stasis of interstitial fluids, cause of swelling;
Speeds up the healing process;
Returns the water balance to dehydrated areas;
Produces a relaxing effect on the body in general;
Stimulates microcirculation;

It stimulates the drainage of the interstitium, favoring the movement of fluids, proteins and immune cells and the elimination of various catabolites and wastes, for the benefit of tissue circulation.

 Introductory Course to Lymphatic Drainage in Barcelona