LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE AFTER LIPOSUCTION - THIS IS WHAT MATTERS
WHAT IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
The application is used in many different areas. The treatment is a special form of massage. Its main purpose is to decongest and drain the lymphatic fluid. A lymphatic drainage is a form of massage that is used only for medical purposes. Mostly, it is used for diseases such as lymphedema.
The treatment supports lymphatic drainage and is therefore also recommended for other symptoms. If the lymph fluid is accumulated, it can lead to congestion in the body. Symptoms are usually swollen legs or arms. The swelling occurs directly under the skin.
The lymphatic channels run directly under the skin. They can therefore be stimulated by means of targeted massage therapy. Lymphatic drainage should only be performed by an experienced therapist. The hand movements in this form of therapy are very gentle. In contrast to a conventional massage, the therapist strokes the patient’s body in gentle movements. This helps to drain the lymph fluid.
If swelling is visible in the arms or legs, such treatment is advisable. Especially after a surgical procedure, the lymph fluid may have accumulated. The lymph flow is cut through an incision in the skin. Therefore, the lymph fluid can no longer drain properly and accumulates. Regular use of lymphatic drainage can therefore help minimize swelling after surgery.
Lymphatic drainage is also a frequently used therapy after sports injuries. Meanwhile, experts even advise using the treatment after a long flight. Due to the rigid posture in the airplane and the air pressure, the lymphatic drainage is disturbed and it can also lead to the accumulation of lymphatic fluid.
However, lymphatic drainage should only be performed by trained personnel. Self-treatment is strongly discouraged. Trained massage therapists, physiotherapists or doctors usually know the correct hand movements and are therefore authorized to perform this special form of massage.
EFFECT OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE AFTER LIPOSUCTION
Plastic surgeons strongly advise the treatment after liposuction. Due to the surgical procedure, lymphatic fluids have most likely accumulated around the operated area. The use of lymphatic drainage can greatly minimize the healing time after liposuction.
However, before starting lymphatic drainage, a healing period of two weeks after the surgery should be waited. Lymphatic drainage reduces fluid accumulation. The method is considered an effective means of removing lymphatic fluids. It is especially advisable after liposuction. Healing is promoted and swelling after the procedure visibly decreases.
The application acts as a detoxification mechanism for the human body and is therefore highly recommended after liposuction. Especially because no sports are allowed after the procedure and thus the natural metabolism is not stimulated, the treatment is excellent as a support after liposuction. The massage therapist thus helps the body get rid of harmful substances that would otherwise be excreted through the metabolism.
Moreover, a treatment of this form must be urgently considered as a therapy. It is not a wellness application, but a medical application.
HOW DOES LYMPH DRAINAGE WORK?
The method is very different from classical massage techniques. Unlike a traditional massage where the therapist massages the muscles vigorously to relieve tension, lymphatic drainage involves gentle movements.
The therapist applies circular, delicate movements using the entire palm of his hand. Lymphatic drainage after liposuction must be performed with particular care, as the operated area is particularly stressed and therefore extremely sensitive.
The lymphatic channels serve to drain harmful substances from the body. They also promote the strengthening of the body’s own defenses. This is urgently needed after a surgical procedure such as liposuction.
During the massage, the therapist applies pressure to the lymph nodes and the lymphatic channels. This stimulates lymphatic circulation and promotes elimination. The application also supports the drainage of water retention in the body and therefore has an additional decongestant effect.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE BE PERFORMED?
Doctors recommend waiting for the healing period of two weeks after liposuction before starting treatment. After that, the patient can receive an application up to twice a day. However, the method is recommended at least twice a week to achieve visible success.
Classic massage should be urgently avoided after liposuction. Classical massage could additionally tear parts of the connective tissue or lymphatic vessels. This can disrupt the healing process enormously.
WHEN IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE NOT RECOMMENDED
- Acute thrombosis
- pronounced cardiac insufficiency
- Acute infection
- wound healing disorder
In most cases, lymphatic drainage is highly recommended and helps the human organism to remove harmful substances. In some cases, such as acute thrombosis, lymphatic drainage should not be performed. The application would then harm the patient.
Lymphatic drainage is also highly inadvisable in cases of cardiac insufficiency. If an acute infection occurs after liposuction, lymphatic drainage must not be performed. The patient should then urgently consult a doctor.
DURATION, COSTS & BOOKING
The treatment lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. After liposuction it is recommended to use the treatment for at least 45 minutes. There should be at least six to ten treatments to achieve visible and noticeable success.
Prices vary depending on the duration of the massage:
- 30 min. / 85.- Swiss francs
- 45 min. / 115.- Swiss francs
- 60 min. / 140.- Swiss francs
- 75 min. / 165.- Swiss francs
You can also book the treatment online here on the website.