What is post liposuction lymphatic massage?
A lymphatic massage is a specialized type of massage that is performed in an upward motion of the body to improve lymphatic drainage. When this type of massage is performed after liposuction procedure, it improves overall healing and better cosmetic results. The Storz shockwave device uses acoustic pressure waves that are delivered to the body tissues to facilitate movement of lymph fluid to reduce swelling and improve symptoms.
“Shockwave therapy can reduce or even prevent scar tissue from forming. It does this by increasing the blood flow to the targeted area which breaks down fibrous scar tissue that can build up over time.
"One of the most exciting parts of shockwave therapy is how it enhances your liposuction results."
How does post liposuction lymphatic massage work?
Shockwave therapy with the Storz device delivers low frequency acoustic pressure waves to the inflamed body tissues. These shockwaves cause microtrauma to the tissues which results in new blood vessel formation, which in turn helps to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
- Low frequency acoustic pressure waves
- Simulates new blood flow
- Reduces inflammation
- Promotes healing
When is Post Lipo Massage Helpful
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that is used to remove excess fat and contour areas of the body. This is performed by a plastic surgeon and there are several different techniques, but a long piece of tubing is inserted into the areas of fat, to suction out fat cells. The tubing damages the lymphatic and blood vessels, which leads to bruising and swelling in the treatment areas. As the body uses lymphatic vessels to remove excess fluid, the damage that occurs during liposuction can take several weeks to improve.
Who is a candidate for post liposuction lymphatic massage?
Anyone who has recently undergone liposuction can benefit from lymphatic massage. Those who are the best candidates for massage are those with excessive swelling or who are unable to wear compression garments that may lead to increased swelling in the post op period. It is not necessary for healing, but it can reduce healing time, reduce pain, and improve overall results. Although lymphatic massage is not required after liposuction therapy, the added benefits of improved healing make it a desired post op treatment.
When should I get a post-liposuction lymphatic massage?
This can all depend on your surgeon, where liposuction occured, and the amount of swelling. Some surgeons advise massage to start 1 day after surgery, while others prefer to wait for 3-4 weeks when the risk of bleeding from surgery is reduced. You should speak with your surgeon or schedule a consultation with Miami skin spa to determine when a post-liposuction lymphatic massage is right for you.
What do I expect at consultation?
Consultation will consist of a detailed history and physical exam, which may take place prior to having your liposuction therapy, but ideally would take place after liposuction to better evaluate the treatment area and amount of swelling. This evaluation will determine how often the massage will need to take place for best results.
What do I expect on the day of treatment?
You will be positioned comfortably on a bed with the treatment area exposed. Numbing medicine may be used to make the procedure more comfortable. Gel will be applied to the treatment area and a probe will be used in a sweeping motion. The procedure is about 20 minutes long, depending on how many areas need to be treated.
What is the recovery process?
There is no recovery process after having a lymphatic massage, but the skin may appear red or bruised after treatment. Most people will experience immediate results with reduced swelling after their massage. Compression garments are still recommended to wear after massage.
What type of results should I expect?
There are typically immediate results after post liposuction massage with improvements in swelling and pain. Overall, lymphatic massage speeds up recovery and allows for results after liposuction earlier than if no massage is used.
Why should I hire Miami Skin Spa to have post liposuction lymphatic massage?
Miami Skin Spa is dedicated to providing state of the art equipment and techniques to aid with your recovery after liposuction. With the Storz device, you can combat the common side effects of liposuction and achieve postoperative results much earlier, being able to show off your new body.
Why select Miami Skin Spa for Post Lipo Massage Treatments with Storz
Miami Skin Spa has a top rated medical staff with post lipo massage experience to provide high quality results for your body contouring desires. They will tailor an individual treatment plan to best suit your needs and areas of concern. Miami Skin Spa is dedicated to help you get the most out of your lipo procedure!