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LDM — Why You Need It Post Liposuction

LDM — Why You Need It Post Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for removing fat and contouring the body. The treatment can be performed on several areas of the body at a time. However, when the skin starts moulding to the new contours of the treated areas after the surgery, it is common to have some side effects and discomfort — such as numbness, bruising, swelling, infections, inflammation, lumpy & uneven skin, and build-up of fluids in the body. The lack of proper management of these side effects can manifest into poor aesthetic outcomes along with the possibility of greater pain, longer recovery times and health complications.

To avoid this, surgeons often recommend that their patients include the Lymphatic Drainage Massage (LDM) as a part of their recovery process, ideally within the first few days after the surgery. Lymphatic drainage massage is a natural and manual massaging technique that helps to tackle all these symptoms by detoxing and resetting the body’s lymph system.

But is lymphatic drainage massage really necessary? If so, for which patients?

While advanced technologies have made it easier to lose fat in a safer way, since liposuction is a surgical process, it is important to combine it with LDM for accelerating recovery. During liposuction, removing fat causes damage to the blood, lymphatic vessels, cells and connective tissue. This also leads the blood and lymph fluids to accumulate, while simultaneously creating more space for it to pool. Moreover, some patients experience hardness or lumpiness in the areas treated by liposuction, which is caused by inflammation and trauma from using the instrument to extract fatty tissue from under the skin.

The science behind why the lymphatic drainage massage works so well is quite simple. The massage is a pain-free and relaxing treatment that uses light pressures and rhythmic movements to stimulate the lymph flow. Gently stroking these areas of the body helps to manually direct the fluid by pushing it back to the lymph passages. It also helps to release substances that are trapped in the body. The treatment is highly beneficial for scar tissue, cellulite treatments, spider veins, redness, and acne. Additionally, it helps to get rid of bruises, strengthens the body’s immune system, supports the body to heal faster and aids in the body’s natural waste removal or detoxification. Overall, the lymphatic drainage massage is a great tool for improving the body’s lymph system — and often improves the lymph flow by as much as 20 times.

Some benefits of lymphatic drainage massage include

  • Reduces swelling
  • Decreases scarring and the build-up of hard lumps
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Increases circulation
  • Enables excretion of toxins
  • Improves lymphatic drainage
  • Reduces fluid retention
  • Reduces lumpiness and fibrosis
  • Speeds up healing
  • Decreases pain and sensitivity

    Lymphatic drainage massage helps to ensures that you achieve the best-desired results after the surgery. It works well and has shown positive results after only a couple of treatments. To know more about LDM, book an appointment with FCBS Dubai today.