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Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery

Recovery from Cosmetic Surgery

 A big mistake often made with cosmetic surgery procedures is failure to plan enough recovery time. It is important to spend time investigating the best methods to enhance recovery so that one may return to normal activities as soon as possible and enjoy the best possible results. Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) can be applied both pre-operatively to prepare the tissue and post-operatively to relieve discomfort and remove cellular debris resulting from the trauma of the procedure. Patients may experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after surgery and have few options to handle these uncomfortable symptoms. Lymph vessels are traumatized and the flow of lymph is interrupted by surgery contributing to reduced healing, fibrosis (scar tissue), dimpled, uneven skin and the possibility of developing seromas (pockets of serous fluid). Decongestion of the lymphatic system overloaded by the insult of surgery can assist the return to normal texture, definition and tone of the skin. If multiple procedures are performed simutaneously (for instance a Mommy make-over or Brazillian Butt Lift ...BBL), receiving MLD can reduce discomfort of swelling and speed the dissipation of the discoloration of buising. For many, the best feature of MLD is that it is gentle, painless and relaxing making the post-operative recovery period as pleasant as possible. "Regular" therapeutic/relaxation massage, Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are NOT indicated for post-op liposuction, will be painful, may make swelling worse and are not at all similar to the specific and advanced technique of manual lymph drainage therapy.  
Philippa Dodson, LMT, CMLDT, 445 Walnut St., Richardson, TX 75081
Convenient to the "High 5", Dallas, North Dallas, Garland and Plano

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