Lymphatic drainage massage, the post-surgery treatment
Most plastic surgery treatments are elective and are pursued solely for aesthetic reasons. Desired results or not, it is necessary for the candidate undergoing surgery to observe post-treatment care and precautions. If you are also a candidate for plastic surgery, you must know about the post-surgery recovery timeframe for recovery. Depending upon the type of the surgery, the recovery time period varies. It may take 5- 14 days for complete healing. For example, it may take 5-7 days to recover from eyelid surgery, 10-14 days for a facelift, 5-7 days for breast surgery, and 2-4 days for abdominoplasty. However, in our busy schedule, no one has that much time for rest. Therefore, rather than postponing your treatment, you must benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage (LDM).
Before going into the details of LDM, we must learn what the lymphatic system is
Just like the circulatory system, the lymphatic system consists of vessels, tissues, and organs that circulate the lymph’s watery fluid. It is a vital part of the human body’s immune system and works to cleanse the blood from toxic substances. Additionally, it helps maintain the fluid balance in the body and absorb fat and fat-soluble nutrients in the blood.
The function of the lymphatic system is not confined to health only. Instead, a fully functional lymphatic system plays its role in maintaining the quality and age of skin. It boosts the radiance on one’s face and copes with the swelling one may feel in the morning. This is the reason lymphatic drainage massage plays an essential role in rapid recovery after plastic surgery.
LDM and cosmetic treatment
It is a common understanding that most plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty and liposuction result in some degree of swelling. It is a natural course of healing of our body. Mainly it is because such treatments disrupt the biological circulatory pathways of the body. Consequently, lymphatic drainage is caused.
This is why lymphatic drainage massage helps you fasten the recovery process after plastic surgery.
Benefits of LDM
Following are some other benefits of LDM.
Elimination of toxins, metabolic waste, and water.
Reduces body pain, a source of relief after the treatment.
Manual massage helps the sympathetic nervous system and relieves stress and anxiety.
Minimizes the stiffness in the body.
Bruising is the ultimate result of any cosmetic surgery. The massage helps in reducing the bruising by transporting the cells at a rate ten times the average rate.
It helps to drain the toxins and prevents catching infections after surgery.
Above all, the lymphatic drainage massage helps to boost the immune system.