Lymphatic Drainage Massage after Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)
How will lymphatic drainage massage after gynecomastia help?
If you’ve opted for a male breast reduction to treat your gynecomastia, you may be concerned about swelling and bruising following your procedure. Lymphatic drainage massage following gynecomastia surgery can help treat the situation, encouraging drainage of the lymphatic fluid easily, efficiently, and comfortably so that you can be more comfortable and see your results sooner.
Swelling in the surgical area following gynecomastia surgery is common and caused by the immune system’s normal response to injury. Although this buildup of lymphatic fluid is normal, it can be uncomfortable and may obscure the results on your surgery for quite some time.
At Icon Medical Centers in Miami, we specialize in lymphatic drainage massage both before and after Gynecomastia surgery. Call our Miami Chiropractic office at (305) 858-8845 to schedule a consultation.
What Is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Many people feel uncomfortable at the thought of any type of massage being performed in an area that has just been treated with surgery. Unlike most massage therapies, however, lymphatic drainage massage uses very light and gentle motions over the skin to encourage drainage of the lymphatic fluid. Our skilled massage practitioners know that involving the muscle in the massage technique will actually increase blood flow and fluid retention in the area and know precisely how to move the lymphatic fluid.
The lymphatic fluid will eventually drain on its own, but this process can take a long time, and since the lymphatic fluid is not needed for proper healing, we can help ease the discomfort of swelling and reduce the risk of bruising by carefully encouraging it to drain.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition in which a male’s breast tissue becomes enlarged or swollen, resembling female breasts. This usually happens because of an imbalance of estrogen and testosterone, which can occur for a variety of reasons including certain health conditions such as tumors on hormone-producing glands or hyperthyroidism. Certain medications can also cause gynecomastia to develop such as certain antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
While gynecomastia is not necessarily harmful, it can be an embarrassing condition. Sometimes treating the condition or stopping the medication will allow the hormones to return to their normal levels, but the gynecomastia may not go away. For some men, the best way to treat gynecomastia is with a male breast reduction.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery
If you have recently had gynecomastia surgery – or are contemplating gynecomastia surgery – call our Miami medical office today. We’ll meet with you to assess your swelling and create a lymphatic drainage massage therapy program to ease your discomfort and promote effective drainage. For surgeries that are performed in the torso region, including gynecomastia surgery, about 10 to 12 drainage massage sessions are required for the best results although your individual needs may vary.
To lessen the amount of swelling and drainage massage sessions needed following your gynecomastia surgery, call us before your surgery takes place. Lymphatic drainage massage therapy before the surgery can actually reduce the amount of swelling that will occur after your surgery. We are happy to discuss this option with you.
To learn more about lymphatic drainage massage before and after gynecomastia surgery, call our Miami office today at (305) 858-8845.