What Happens if You Do Not Get Post-Surgical

What Happens if You Do Not Get Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (PS-MLD) After Liposuction/Plastic Surgical Procedures?

 Plastic surgery results vary from patient to patient, so Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (PS-MLD) is just one of many options to potentially improve those results. In fact, whether or not your doctor recommends Post-Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage (PS-MLD) after the procedure depends on the specific techniques they used.

You may feel a hardness, water retention, swelling, hematoma, or lumpiness to the regions treated after a plastic surgery treatment. This is very typical soon after surgery. The cannula used to suck out the fat causes inflammation and damage, resulting in post-surgical lymphedema. The fluid fills the channels produced by the cannula, causing the surrounding tissue to swell.

As the body reacts to the stressful action of the insertion of cannulas and removal of fat, tissue might generate extra lymphatic fluid after a treatment like thigh liposuction or mons pubis liposuction. Even with less invasive treatments, some individuals may have tissue disturbance, resulting in edema (a build-up of extra fluid). In some situations, pockets of fibrosis might develop, resulting in scar tissue that is rigid.   

Post-Surgical Lymphatic Drainage (PS-MLD) after Liposuction or plastic surgical procedures helps to transfer the fluid by gently pushing it back into the lymph arteries, decreasing edema, fluid retention, and discomfort. With or without getting PS-MLD, patient will heal either way. But the quality of healing and recovery process is not the same. Without PS-MLD after Liposuction or plastic surgical procedures, the possibility of  inflammation can progress to fibrosis (permanent tissue hardening) or seroma (swelling) (pocket of serum) can form, prolonged pain and system depletion can take place at a higher rate.   

A skilled massage therapist can manipulate the skin and underlying tissues in the regions of lymph production to enhance circulation, facilitate drainage, and promote healing during manual lymphatic drainage session. The session itself is usually mild and light, and the patient should find it as gentle, soothing and comforting. A MLD/PS-MLD is made much more enjoyable by the reduction in pain and edema that occurs soon thereafter.