How Lymphatic massage benefits you after Liposuction?
In the current days, cosmetic surgery is becoming a common thing as opposed to the earlier days. Procedures meant to enhance the appearance of a person have become a thing of the day. Liposuction is one of these procedures. Liposuction is a procedure in cosmetic surgery to remove the excess fat deposits. The intention is to reshape the concerned parts of the body to improve body shape and proportion. Lipo is another name for Liposuction. Lymphatic massage is a technique of moving body fluids manually as a result of removal or destruction of lymph nodes. Lymphatic drainage is another name for lymphatic massage. There is a possibility of cutting the Lymph nodes during surgery procedures such as Liposuction. Destruction of the lymph nodes distracts the movement of body fluids. Body fluids may accumulate around the area where the surgery was done to cause Lymphedema. Lymphatic massage, therefore, is done to remove that kind of fluids or to enhance their movements. Note that the fluids can become destructive to the body if they are not removed. This article highlights some of the benefits of Lymphatic massage
Lymphatic massage helps to reduce swelling in the body.
Lymphatic massage restores the working of the lymph system. During a surgery, there is a possibility of cutting the lymph nodes that are around the area of operation. Cutting off the lymph nodes interferes with the functioning of the lymph system. Fluids cannot flow smoothly in the body. There are chances of fluids collecting around that particular area causing swelling. Bearing in mind that body shape is one of the reasons for Liposuction, the surgery should not result in more swelling as it enhances poor body proportion.
Enhances the flushing of toxins from the body
The lymph system handles movement of the waste fluids in the body. Destruction of the lymph nodes during a surgery may result in slow movement of the fluids. If the nodes are completely cut off or destroyed, the fluids have no means at all to move. The fluids clog in one area, and especially the area of the operation. The worst thing that can happen to an injured body area is waste fluid collecting around it because recovery is delayed. Lymphatic massage allows the removal of these fluids manually by applying pressure to the area where the lymphedema has formed.
Stimulates quick recovery
Lymphedema can delay healing of a wound after Liposuction. Usually, the fluid that collects around the wound may contain toxins. The toxins may worsen the wound by increasing chances of new infections in the wound. Lymphatic massage reduces chances of new infections that may come as a result of the toxic fluid coming into contact with the wound.
Prevents sagging of the skin and formation of scars
Lymphedema can cause sagging skin to accommodate the excess fluid. Lymphatic massage helps to clear the excess fluids, therefore, preventing the sagging. Also, the massage prevents scars forming on the body as a result of the infections that may result from an accumulation of toxins. Note that sagging of the skin may cause discomfort to the patient. We know that comfort is important for patients recovering from a surgery. By preventing sagging, lymphatic massage assures the patient of the comfort most needed by them.
Enhances smooth flow of the lymphatic fluid
Lymphatic massage helps to restore the working of the lymph system after a disruption during the surgery. The lymphatic massage takes over the functions of the lymph system by pushing the fluids through the body areas where the lymph nodes are not working.
Lymphatic massage helps the lymph system to perform efficiently even after the destruction of lymph nodes during a surgery. It is a medical procedure. It should be done by a qualified medical practitioner especially if it is in an area where surgery has taken place. However, it can be done at home if it is not after a surgery. Lymphedema can result from other causes apart from a surgical procedure such as Liposuction. To receive proper Lymphedema treatment, individuals should schedule a visit with their medical practitioner.