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In the interest of providing our patients the best possible support throughout their post-operative recovery, and in helping our patients achieve optimal health, Rousso Adams Facial Plastic Surgery is pleased to now offer manual lymphatic drainage massages by our very own master esthetician.

What is lymphatic drainage massage?

Lymphatic drainage massage is the process of draining fluid from the lymph nodes using a gentle rhythmic massage technique. This gentle massage targets lymph nodes and drains away toxins and excess fluid, encouraging your lymphatic system to deliver fresh nutrients to your cells.

 Benefits of lymphatic drainage massage

Manual lymphatic drainage massages offer a wide range of benefits that include the following:

  • Reduces fluid retention
  • Speeds up healing
  • Reduces and speeds up healing of inflammation
  • Good for post-operative care
  • Brings about a wonderful sense of relaxation
  • Removes toxins and waste from skin cells
  • Brings nutrients to the skin
  • Good for acne, rosacea, and eczema

When should I have a lymphatic drainage massage?

Our doctors may recommend a lymphatic drainage massage as part of your post-operative recovery care from certain surgical procedures, such as after liposuction, a tummy tuck, or a BBL. Used after surgery, the massage helps greatly to reduce swelling and to improve your results from the procedure itself. This is an incredibly helpful and proactive technique that patients can enjoy for the best possible surgical outcome. 

Lymphatic massages are also a great option for patients who might be experiencing allergies, sluggishness, brain fog, hormonal imbalances, and slowed metabolism.

How often should I get a lymphatic massage after my surgery?

We will suggest a schedule of massages for each patient, however, generally speaking, for the first week after your surgery, a massage every other day should be sufficient. Thereafter, we’d likely recommend a few during the weeks or months following your surgery.

Is it painful?

Lymphatic drainage massage uses an entirely painless technique of constant soft pressure applied to certain areas of the body. This pressure is gradually increased but is always very tolerable by patients.

 What should I expect after the massage?

Despite its many proven benefits, lymphatic massages will leave you feeling fairly exhausted, as the body works to complete the process of getting rid of the toxins and waste that have been stirred up. You’ll likely want to lie down and have a relaxing rest of your day. You should drink plenty of fluids and should expect to be going to the restroom frequently. Subsequent lymphatic massages will likely produce less and less discomfort, as the lymph nodes and body are getting cleaner and cleaner.

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