Sunday, March 04, 2012
Post Operative Care for Liposuction
Healthy Being Wellness Center, we specialize in a post operative
recovery therapy that is extremely effective for our clients who have
recently had liposuction. We see our clients within days of their
liposuction and begin the process of healing that is required for them
to get back to their daily activities. After a series of treatments,
clients report reduction of swelling, ease of movement and allows our
clients to get out of their compression garments for good!
After liposuction, there are two components that cause the swelling,
the pocketing of fluid common on the flanks (sides of torso) and
discomfort clients experience. The first is the extensive damage to the
superficial lymphatic system that results in the pooling and production
of excess fluid in the healing process. The second, is a large volume
of blood-tinged tumescent
anesthetic solution remaining trapped under the skin may slow
postoperative recovery. Both of these factors require external
treatment to aid in the reduction of fluid retention.
An area of
expertise of Melissa Gallagher, Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (LDT), is
providing Lymphatic Drainage Treatment for clients seeking post
operative care for Liposuction. Melissa develops a specialized and
individualized treatment plan for each client the includes lymphatic
drainage treatments, herbal and homeopathic recommendations as well as
activities and tools for clients to utilize at home in between
treatments that will aid in and speed the recovery of their healing
process. Often clients come in within days of their liposuction surgery
and are in an intense amount of pain, swelling and bruising. Treatments
of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy will speed the recovery time from
liposuction and will get clients back to their normal work and personal
What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage
This is a new method for post-liposuction care. It provides
improved patient comfort, shortens the healing time, and decreases the
number of postoperative visits to the surgeon. Electro Lymphatic
Drainage is a modern technique that greatly reduces the
degree of pain, swelling, bruising and convalescence time. The Lymphstar
Pro is the tool Melissa uses in applications related to moving lymph
the detoxification or clearing of tissue as it relates to the lymphatic
system. It incorporates light (photonic) and sound (harmonics) with
noble gas ionization into a therapeutic system of outstanding
effectiveness and versatility.
Traditional After-Liposuction Care Methods
Traditional After-Liposuction Care Methods rely on 1) the closure
of incisions with sutures and 2) the prolonged use of high compression
elastic garments for two weeks or more. Most liposuction surgeons would
agree that these traditional methods of caring for patients after
liposuction leave much room for improvement. The common undesirable
characteristics of the healing phase after liposuction include
protracted swelling, bruising, tenderness, as well as time-consuming
post-operative follow-up visits with the surgeon.
Minimizing Swelling, Bruising, & Tenderness
Swelling, bruising, tenderness are the result of 1) persistent
blood-tinged tumescent anesthetic solution trapped under the skin after
liposuction, and 2) injury to subcutaneous lymphatic capillaries caused
by the liposuction procedure. Lymphatic capillaries are small vessels
that drain fluid away from injured body tissues. Temporary injury to
lymphatic capillaries as a result of liposuction cannot be avoided.
However the persistence of blood-tinged tumescent solution trapped under
the skin can be prevented. Older techniques for post-liposuction care
do not facilitate rapid drainage of this blood-tinged anesthetic
solution. The newer technique known as "open drainage" diminishes the
swelling and speeds recovery after tumescent liposuction.
Swelling occurs after liposuction during the healing process. There will
always be some swelling after surgery, but taking the right steps will
greatly reduce the amount of swelling and discomfort you will have.
Take the first step today and call to book your appointment with Melissa Gallagher. 727-502-3464. We also have an online booking system and are open 7 days a week often taking later appointments to accommodate busy schedules.