Today, an increasing number of men and women resort to cosmetic surgeries like liposuction in order to end up with a nicely toned body through the removal of fatty tissues that cannot be eliminated effectively with diet and workout programs. Usually, after a liposuction, a large-scale restorative procedure has to be performed so as to provide proper post-liposuction care and optimize the results of the initial procedure while treating the liposuction side effects. Therefore, new specialized massage techniques have been unveiled to ensure that all these can be achieved in the most appropriate way, and LDM (Lymphatic Drainage Massage) after liposuction is one of those methods.
What is the Lymphatic System
Of course, you may be wondering what does the lymphatic system has to do with a liposuction and LDM. The lymphatic system is an integral component of the circulatory system and incorporates a network of vessels which transfer a fluid called lymph; this fluid flows in only one direction (upward, towards the neck) within the system. The importance of the lymphatic system is substantial as it contributes to the removal and destruction of waste material and toxins while it also aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins from the digestive system, carrying these nourishing substances to the body cells.
Unfortunately Liposuction usually causes substantial harm to the superficial lymphatic system; this damage brings about pooling and production of excess fluid during the healing process, causing apparent swelling, ultimately resulting in irritation and displeasure to the person who has undergone a liposuction.
How Does Lymphatic Drainage Massage work
After going through the above facts, it may now become easier to comprehend the significance of Lymphatic Drainage Massage after liposuction. LDM is a natural and highly reliable method for delivering a much less painful and significantly shorter recuperation time by exactly flushing the lymphatic fluid (which, as mentioned earlier, has been produced in massive quantities after the liposuction) out of the body. The end goal of this technique is to purify the patient’s body as well as to lessen the edema after a lipo surgery.
The LDM procedure works by mild gentle stroking to the central lymph fluid processing areas of the body as well as by pumping of the lymph nodes, causing the concentrated fluid to drain. Actually, despite the fact that the technique is aimed at the dynamic drainage of the fluid, it can be a quite pleasurable experience for the patient.
Usually, a series of 4 to 6 LDM treatments are required in order to remove the excess lymph fluid and totally alleviate the swelling and discomfort. These sessions should better be spread in a period exceeding a whole month, or maybe lasting for two months. Yet, even a couple of LDM treatments can have a truly positive impact on the patient.
The benefits of this method are multiple. After the LDM, the patient is able to enjoy a shorter and smoother recuperation time. The amount of pain sensed, the swelling and the bruising are also greatly limited, promoting a trouble-free recovery. Innumerous users’ reviews state that they were astounded both by the gentle and relaxing LDM technique and the results it eventually delivered.
And what about the cost of Lymphatic Drainage Massage treatment? Well, it is quite affordable as most clinics offer a typical one-hour session for approximately $90-100. Obviously, by securing a package of multiple sessions, you can further limit the expenditures. Still, a systematic research is needed as the exact charging cannon be closely calculated, since it depends on several variables, for instance the many different schools which perform this technique.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage can improve the recovery process (though many surgeons mention that LDM is not necessary)! What needs to be seriously considered is the choice of the right practioner for LDM. Since performing an operation like this entails in-depth knowledge and constant training, not every doctor is capable of accomplishing it effectively. Thus, make sure that you go through as many testimonials as possible and ask for references prior to eventually selecting the doctor to perform the operation. After all, it is not only the technique that matters, but also the skill of the practitioner is a factor of equal significance.
PS: Before Opting for an aesthetic procedure please read our article on the Ethics of Aesthetics to help yourself decide responsibly!