Manual Lymphatic Drainage
How it Works
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. Think of it as your body’s sewer system. Lymphatic drainage is a detox treatment that will support your body’s filtration system to help keep your immune system in check. Lymphatic drainage is also highly recommended by plastic surgeons for post op care. If you want to get the most out of your surgery recovery, you should definitely consider a post-operative lymphatic drainage. A post-operative lymphatic drainage is a procedure performed on those who have undergone plastic surgery. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that usually creates pooling of excess lymphatic fluids. This results in swelling and discomfort for the patient. Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a specialized massage technique that is recommended by plastic surgeons, after liposuction, to accelerate the recuperation period. Some patients will experience lumpiness in the areas affected by liposuction. This is normal for most patients after surgery. The lumpiness is caused by inflammation and trauma from the surgical instruments used under the skin to extract the fatty tissue. The tunnels and channels created by the surgical instrument fill with fluid and becomes swollen with fluid and left-over fat. This fluid and left-over fat tends to begin to harden between one week and three weeks after surgery. Manual lymphatic drainage will help move the fluid by gently pushing it back into the lymph passages.