Lymphatic massages aim to improve the quality and complexion of the skin by draining excess fluid from the tissues of the body through a series of gentle movements in the direction of lymphatic flow. Whether excess fluid retention is caused by a recent facial surgery, injury, allergies, or diet, lymphatic massages can help the body maintain proper blood circulation, body fluid balance, and immune functions. Lymphatic drainage massages work by clearing excess fluids from the body’s tissues, and reabsorption of the lymph and various toxins into the lymph nodes.
An impeccably performed face lift or neck lift surgery is an important part–but only a part–of obtaining beautiful aesthetic results in our practice. Lymphatic massage after facial surgery can help shorten recovery and improve patient comfort by easing the common post-surgical side effects of bruising, swelling, and tightness. Most surgically treated areas feel firm and stiff during recovery, and lymphatic massage therapy improves blood flow, increases lymphatic drainage, and improves the clearance of excess, swelling-related fluid from the treated tissues to speed the resolution of post-surgical edema and tissue stiffness. We commonly combine lymphatic massage therapy with Celluma LED light therapy and Epsom salt warm compresses to help facial surgery patients recovery more quickly and effectively.
Lymphatic massage uses light, compressive movements to stimulate the lymphatic system drainage. Lymphatic massage helps the lymph fluid move easily through the body’s tissues and lymph nodes, making sure the fluid does not accummulate or stay within areas of injury or fluid retention. Moving the lymph from the tissues to the lymph nodes eases the swelling in the tissues. The benefits of lymphatic massage include:
Most men and women in good health are good candidates for a lymphatic massage. Our medial aesthetician, Alla Fishman, thoroughly evaluates her patients prior to making recommendations regarding lymphatic massages or other skin wellness and healthcare treatments.
The majority of the patients receiving lymphatic massage therapy in our practice are recovering from facial or neck surgery. Lymphatic massages are painless and non-invasive treatments which help our patients recover more quickly and comfortably from surgery, and re-enter their workplace and social environments with greater confidence about their appearance.
Not at all. Lymphatic massages use feather-light, lightly compressive movements to keep excess lymphatic fluids moving properly through the body. Most of our post-surgery patients reporting feeling better, less stiff, and less “tight” after a lymphatic massage.
There is no significant recovery after a lymphatic massage. Most patients report feeling more relaxed after this therapy. Patients recovering from surgery and undergoing lymphatic massage report feeling less pressure, soreness, swelling, and discomfort within the recovering areas.
Our mission at Aviva Plastic Surgery is simple – help patients achieve greater confidence and their best health. By offering a wide variety of aesthetic and wellness treatments in a welcoming, professional environment, we have helped many indivials feel and look better, and put their best self forward. To learn more about our services, call our clinic at 678-974-8435. We look forward to taking care of you!
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