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Does massage help with swelling and faster healing after a body lift? I've heard that some people get lymphatic massages after liposuction to speed healing and reduce swelling. Does it help after a body lift as well? .

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Dr. Humberto Palladino
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

I think it plays a roll once the initial postoperative pain have subside to the point that massaging is comfortable.
And yes, it should help with body lift as it does with lipo.

In brief: Possibly

I think it plays a roll once the initial postoperative pain have subside to the point that massaging is comfortable.
And yes, it should help with body lift as it does with lipo.
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Dr. Humberto Palladino
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Massage

Helps to reduce swelling after lipo.
It can be done by hand, or with a machine, like synergie or endermologie.

In brief: Massage

Helps to reduce swelling after lipo.
It can be done by hand, or with a machine, like synergie or endermologie.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

But your wounds have to be healed first and the drains should be out.

In brief: Yes

But your wounds have to be healed first and the drains should be out.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: There

There are no peer-reviewed long term studies that verify this, but there are some smaller studies that demonstrate benefit.
If you see a licensed massage therapist there may be some benefit.

In brief: There

There are no peer-reviewed long term studies that verify this, but there are some smaller studies that demonstrate benefit.
If you see a licensed massage therapist there may be some benefit.
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engrav
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: There

There are many practitioners who strongly advocate the use of manual lymphatic drainage.
This theoretically improves the swelling and recovery.

In brief: There

There are many practitioners who strongly advocate the use of manual lymphatic drainage.
This theoretically improves the swelling and recovery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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