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How many Lymphatic Massages Do I Need? A Bela Vi Aesthetics Recovery Protocol

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Recovery is an art, and at Bela Vi Aesthetics, we believe in complementing the science of plastic surgery with the therapeutic mastery of lymphatic massage (LM). After procedures like liposuction, Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), abdominoplasty, and breast reduction, your body embarks on a complex healing journey. LM is a trusted ally on this path, facilitating faster recovery and enhanced results. But how often should you indulge in these massages, and for how long? Let's guide you through each procedure.



Post Body Liposuction


After body liposuction, the goal is to reduce inflammation, clear away fluids, and ease discomfort. LM should begin as soon as your surgeon gives the green light, typically 24-48 hours post-operation. We recommend 2-3 sessions per week for the first three weeks, then evaluating your progress. Typically, patients benefit from LM for 4-6 weeks, but this can extend depending on individual healing rates and surgeon advice.


Body Liposuction with BBL


When you pair liposuction with a BBL, the stakes are higher, as we're nurturing not just the liposuctioned areas but also the newly sculpted buttocks. LM sessions should remain gentle, especially around the fat transfer sites. Start with 2 sessions per week, gently increasing to 3 if well-tolerated, for about 6-8 weeks. The focus on the buttocks should be extremely gentle to avoid disrupting the transferred fat.



Abdominoplasty with Liposuction


Combining abdominoplasty with liposuction is a popular choice for a more contoured profile. LM after such extensive work is crucial. You might start with lighter sessions, about 1-2 per week, due to the sensitivity of the surgical site. After the initial two weeks, if healing is progressing well, we can increase this to 2-3 times weekly. This regimen usually continues for 6-8 weeks, tailored to your recovery pace and comfort level.


Arm Liposuction


The arms are a more delicate area, and the range of motion is a consideration post-liposuction. Gentle LM can begin within a few days post-surgery, with about 1-2 sessions per week. We monitor your comfort and the arms' response to treatment, potentially increasing to 2-3 times weekly. The usual course of LM after arm liposuction spans 4-6 weeks.



Thigh Liposuction


Thigh liposuction can significantly benefit from LM due to the tendency for fluid accumulation in the legs. Starting with 2 sessions per week, we focus on reducing swelling and encouraging smooth contours. After a couple of weeks, and with your surgeon's consent, we might increase the frequency to 3 times weekly, continuing for about 4-6 weeks, sometimes extending to 8 weeks for optimal results.



Breast Reduction


Post breast reduction surgery, LM is a gentle giant, helping to reduce swelling and improve comfort as the chest heals. We start with 1-2 sessions per week, often beginning a week after surgery to allow for initial healing. The total duration of LM therapy typically ranges from 4-6 weeks, with adjustments made based on individual healing and comfort.





Bela Vi Aesthetics' Promise



At Bela Vi Aesthetics, we tailor each lymphatic massage session to your unique recovery journe


y. While the timelines provided are based on our extensive experience and best practices, we always personalize your treatment plan in consultation with your surgeon. Our certified lymphatic massage therapists are attuned to the nuances of post-surgical care, ensuring each session supports your body's natural healing process.




Remember, these massages are not just about recovery; they're about enhancing the beautiful results your surgeon has crafted. Trust in the rhythm of recovery at Bela Vi Aesthetics, and let lymphatic massage be the symphony to your healing.


For more information or to schedule your post-surgery lymphatic massage, contact Bela Vi Aesthetics today. Your journey to a swift and serene recovery awaits.


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