Lymphatic drainage massage (LDM) is recognized as a useful procedure to enhance and speed the recovery following plastic surgery for liposuction. Our expertly trained massage therapists have been performing this technique for several years, and have been very impressed with the results, as are our patients.
The lymphatic system is responsible for absorbing and transporting metabolic waste products away from tissues, including dead cells, large molecules such as fatty acids and proteins, and also viruses and bacteria. In the healing phase following plastic surgery, waste products tend to accumulate in the local tissues. These waste products increase and prolong inflammation, swelling, and pain during the healing phase. Post liposuction massage, or Lymphatic Drainage Massage, improves lymph flow and accelerates the removal of these waste products, and thus speeds up healing.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage uses acupressure which is completely different from the maneuvers of Swedish massage. Excessive pressure is sometimes necessary and is required to help reduce any scar tissue.
Many liposuction patients report that the Lymphatic Drainage Massage helps to alleviate soreness and reduce swelling. If you would like to learn more about Lymphatic Drainage Massage at our spa center, speak to one of the health care practitioners at the Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center before booking your appointment.