I just went to my 3 day post op liposuction checkup. The nurse recommended that I get lymphatic massages. Are these massages required?
Not but helpful. I have found that manual lymphatic drainage is not absolutely necessary but it can be very helpful in reducing swelling. Of course you may have to pay additional fees for this additional service and that is at your discretion.
No. Massages are not necessary after liposuction, but they may improve healing time and swelling.
Lymphatic system. Most patients experience swelling and liquid retention after liposuction. These superficial massages promote the lymphatic system to drain the excess toxins and accumulation of fluids. It's important to select a qualified therapist to avoid the collection of fluid called seroma caused by post surgery trauma.