lymphatic drainage as post-surgery treatment

Lymphatic drainage as a post-surgery treatment

Did you know that lymphatic drainage as a postoperative treatment is really effective?

The benefits of manual lymphatic drainage are many. This time we want to focus on the use of lymphatic drainage as a postoperative treatment and tell you everything you need to know.

After undergoing an operative process, we can experience pain and discomfort that can make us uncomfortable and make it difficult to recover properly.

This is where lymphatic drainage comes in as one of the treatments that help us during the process.

All the possible benefits

This is a massage that is used to reduce the accumulation and retention of lymphatic fluid. When applied, the liquid is evacuated which brings us multiple benefits.

One of the most sought after results is the reabsorption of edema and reducing the appearance of swelling.

After an operation, the skin tissues can be damaged and we run the risk of hardening around the scar. By activating the correct circulation, we are collaborating with the rapid recovery of our skin without hardening.

In addition, during a surgical intervention, we expose ourselves to the administration of serum, anesthesia and/or medication, which remains in our bloodstream and can take time to be eliminated.

The stimulation of lymph through this massage helps us eliminate these components more quickly, accelerating our recovery.

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When is lymphatic drainage recommended as a post-surgery treatment?

Lymphatic drainage as a post-surgery treatment is recommended above all in aesthetic interventions such as liposuction, lifting, rhinoplasty, breast prostheses or abdominoplasty.

It can be suggested for a non-aesthetic operation where its application also contributes to recovery.

Remember that you always need the recommendation and approval of your doctor or surgeon before performing this treatment.

Once you have the indication of a professional, you can begin to carry out the sessions within the first week of the postoperative period.

The number and frequency of the sessions vary according to the evolution and the recovery, but in general, it is recommended to do it two or three times a week during the first fifteen days.

After this time, the sessions can be more spaced and more specific work on the scar.

Usually between 6 and 10 sessions are recommended.

Regarding each session

The practice of postoperative lymphatic drainage is applied throughout the body, beyond the intervened area, achieving an all-around lymphatic circulatory stimulation.  

In our aesthetic center in Barcelona, we have everything you need to perform this treatment in a professional way.

Each session lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, in which a gentle and light massage will be performed activating the lymphatic system to achieve our goals.

If you want to know more about this technique and its other applications, you can read this article.