Gynecomastia surgery is a type of plastic surgery specifically designed to reduce breast tissue size in men. This can be a sensitive topic, and many men are left with excess breast tissue, especially after severe weight loss, which can feel embarrassing.
Here at Icon Medical, we are experts in giving lymphatic drainage massage for gynecomastia surgery to help reduce the swelling and encourage the healing process.
What is lymphatic drainage massage
Lymphatic drainage massage is a type of massage which helps to reduce the swelling and speed up the healing process after surgery. This kind of massage can be done anywhere on the body but is most commonly done in the abdomen area and the breast tissue area on both men and women.
Lymphatic drainage does not affect the deep tissue, which can be quite painful post-surgery, but instead works on the soft tissue to ensure a more even and soft result. It is especially helpful to reduce the appearance of scar tissue that may result from surgery.
How does lymphatic drainage massage work?
Your lymphatic drainage Hollywood massage expert will usually use their hands or a roller device, making soft and gentle movements across your skin across the area that has been affected by the surgery.
Directly post-surgery, skin, and tissue are usually soft and malleable, meaning that massage can help to reduce the swelling and soreness and to help stop the development of hard scar tissue.
What to Expect at My Appointment?
Most appointments last for around 20 minutes, and most patients require approximately eight sessions after surgery.
Our lymphatic drainage massage experts can liaise with your surgeon should you require any further treatment, this is a great way to speed up the healing process and ensure that, if you do need more surgery, you can get this done as quickly as possible so that you can recover and get back to your usual daily life as quickly as possible.
Will lymphatic drainage surgery affect the appearance of my scar?
Lymphatic drainage massage at Hollywood is designed to help decrease the swelling in the surgical area, smooth out any minor irregularities, and reduce the chance of fluid collection and muscle spasms.
If a course of lymphatic drainage massage is taken directly after surgery, the skin is still soft and manageable and easily manipulated studies have shown that having lymphatic drainage massage soon after and regularly after your surgery does help to reduce the appearance of scarring and to reduce the swelling and soreness helping you too to recover quicker.
Does lymphatic drainage massage hurt?
Lymphatic drainage massage is actually very gentle. Your practitioner does not want to stimulate blood flow or affect the deep tissue because this will actually increase your swelling, lymphatic drainage massage helps to reduce the swelling by dispersing the fluid that has collected. It smooths the appearance of your surgical site.
Lymphatic drainage massage experts work in a very gentle and soft motion, so you should feel little to no pain or discomfort during or after your appointment.