Getting a tummy tuck can be life-changing for many people. We have seen so many patients in Icon Medical Centers in Hollywood who have had their lives changed by a tummy tuck procedure, and we can recommend them if you are considering it and the procedure is right for you.
To speed the healing process after a tummy tuck, we offer lymphatic drainage massage in our Hollywood clinic. This massage has many health benefits in addition to its healing benefits.
What is the Lymphatic System?
Lymph is a fluid that is found throughout the body through its own lymphatic system bringing fluid to the joints and tissue while draining toxins back toward the lymph nodes to be drained, though it can be slow-moving compared to the blood which is pumped by the heart rate.
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
While it may seem like lymphatic drainage massage is the same as a regular massage, the largest difference is that the former is performed with gentle, shallow movements that help to move lymphatic fluid through your body to areas where it can be drained by the lymphatic nodes, and reduce the swelling after your procedure.
A massage that you may get in the local spa will affect the deep tissue, which is why it’s so relaxing! A lymphatic drainage massage doesn’t affect the deep tissue and is a much gentler massage working in soft circular motions on a specific area.
Why A Lymphatic Drainage Massage?
Lymphatic drainage massages can help to drain the fluid that builds up after surgery. This fluid build-up will result in swelling and soreness in the surgery area, which many patients find very uncomfortable. A gentle drainage massage will help to reduce that swelling and soreness and speed up your recovery.
When you have lymphatic drainage at our Hollywood clinic after a tummy tuck, the effects will be almost immediately apparent, and the bruising and swelling will be significantly reduced. If your surgery was a success, the lymphatic drainage massage would help to make sure the surgery results are clearer faster. If you need further surgery, a lymphatic drainage massage will help to speed up the first part of your recovery.
Your Lymphatic Drainage Appointment
It’s not just a tummy tuck that will benefit from a lymphatic drainage massage. Many other types of surgery will benefit too. Still, tummy tuck and abdomen surgery are the two most common types of surgery we see.
It’s usual to require a few sessions to make a big difference to your tummy tuck surgery, especially depending on the extent of the surgery you had.
Your specialist will always discuss your treatment plan with you, and it’s common to have between 6 and 12 sessions to help to see the difference after your surgery. Treatment plans are customized to the patient and the surgery you have had, and we’ll always ensure we are doing the right kind of massage and treatment that you require and will liaise with your consultant or practitioner if you need more surgery.