Any surgical intervention, involves an assault in greater or lesser degree to the body that breaks the internal homoeostasis and requires recovery time. This time can range from a few days to several weeks in major interventions.
Manual lymphatic drainage is very important in treatment and care after cosmetic surgery. This treatment is a manual technique that improves lymphatic circulation which will help expedite the elimination of post-surgical edema. Thanks to this technique, tissue healing is improved, eliminating or reducing postoperative discomfort and accelerates recovery.
Manual lymphatic drainage is a scientifically proven technique. It is applied in all the cosmetic surgery procedures.
CARRYING OUT POST-OPERATIVE TREATMENT
During the first days, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is the main tool we have to accelerate the recovery of liposuction. The MLD is a gentle manual technique that manages to accelerate circulation lymphatic and consequently the re-absorption of edema (swelling) formed after the intervention.
The postoperative sessions are started as soon as
authorized by the surgeon who performed the operation. Usually they are begun on the 4th or 5th day after surgery.
The frequency of sessions are personalized to meet individual patients’ needs
The objectives of the lymphatic drainage in post-operative are:
Post-surgical Treatment Abdominoplasty
Postoperative therapy should begin at least four days after the operation. The procedure is similar to liposuction, but the first four days only manual lymphatic drainage and pressure will work in other disturbed areas, and eight days after deep pressure is made in the abdominal area, when this surgery is combined with liposuction, can start the lymphatic drainage in the area of liposuction the second postoperative day leaving the abdominal area deep drainage from the eighth day. The massage does not have to be deep but rather smooth surface, during the session dressings are placed and rosehip oil used. Massage the treated area as well as the same scar after the stitches were removed. This treatment helps patients regain the sensitivity and elasticity of the surgical site.
Post-surgical Treatment Breast Augmentation or Mammoplasty
Consists of accommodation to maneuver, lymphatic drainage to the axillary and supraclavicular accompanied by ultrasound. Are required for massage performed after a breast augmentation to reduce muscle spasms and encapsulation. Massages are very important with any breast prosthesis, because although they look natural after the operation, the body must get used to bras, sleep upside down because the breasts are softer. This procedure therapist also helps the breast reconstruction, rapid adaptation to the implant and faster normalization of the sensitivity of the breast. Vanity can begin massage therapy from 2 days to 3 days after surgery as long as your plastic surgeon mammoplasty authorized.
Post-surgical Facial Treatment
They are pumping maneuvers in lymphatic nodes near the operated area, to which all excess liquid from the surgery, accompanied by a low frequency ultrasound creeps
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