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After surgical procedures, it is common that lymphatic fluids build up, exacerbating swelling. Lymphatic massage is a strategic technique that can be performed after a cosmetic procedure to help stimulate the lymph nodes and facilitate drainage. Lymphatic massage is especially helpful after liposuction when leftover fluids begin to harden. The treatment can not only maximize fluid drainage, but it can also minimize bruising. Lymphatic massage is an ideal way to make your recovery less stressful and more rewarding.

What is lymphatic massage?

Lymphatic massage is a gentle treatment that helps the lymphatic system to assert fluid balance. It can help improve circulation and maximize the body’s immune response. Lymph nodes – found in the neck, groin, and armpits – help filter lymph, a special type of bodily fluid that contains proteins, cell waste, and other debris. During lymphatic massage in Los Angeles, a series of stretching and compressing movements are performed to help move the lymph along on its journey through the nodes. Each area of the body is carefully addressed to ensure the full benefit of the treatment is received.

What are the benefits of lymphatic massage?

Lymphatic massage is ideal after any type of cosmetic surgery, whether it be abdominoplasty, liposuction, an arm lift, a thigh lift, or a Brazilian butt lift. It can help lower the rate of complications such as infection and can expedite your healing, reducing swelling and bruising. The treatment can be effective after facial surgeries as well since facelifts and neck lifts can also result in painful swelling.

Benefits of Lymphatic Massage at a Glance

  • Helps detoxify the body
  • Improves the skin’s appearance
  • Helps relieve discomfort 
  • Reduces headaches
  • Expedites the recovery process
  • Alleviates swelling
  • Relaxes the body
  • Prevents lymphedema
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Who is a good candidate for lymphatic massage?

Dr. Brenner recommends 3-5 lymphatic massages in Los Angeles for his clients after abdominoplasty, liposuction, or other similar surgeries. The treatment should start a few weeks after the procedure so that there is minimal discomfort for the patient. Lymphatic massage is not suggested for clients suffering from liver or kidney problems, active infections, congestive heart failure, or those with a history of blood clots or stroke.

What happens after a lymphatic massage?

It is natural for clients to feel like they need to rest after their treatment, as the objective of the massage is to help detoxify the body and rid the system of waste products. So feeling tired or even exhausted is natural. You will need time to process the benefits of lymphatic massage. You may be asked to wear a compression garment around the treatment area. This can help to further minimize swelling. 

Why choose Dr. Brenner?

As a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, Dr. Brenner is passionate about providing the most advanced, groundbreaking treatments on the market, helping his clients to achieve their best life. He understands that outstanding care goes well beyond the delivery of superior aesthetic results. It extends to the consultation process, during which Dr. Brenner listens actively to your concerns and creates a personalized action plan for resolving your cosmetic issues. It also means detailed follow-up after your procedure. From start to finish, Dr. Brenner is intimately involved with your treatment, utilizing not only his skill and expertise but also his humanity.

Dr. Brenner obtained his Medical Degree at Loyola University in Chicago. He then pursued a demanding five-year general surgery residency at RUSH University and Cook County hospitals in Chicago, followed by an elite three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California. Dr. Brenner has contributed frequently to peer-reviewed plastic surgery journals and has authored intricate chapters in medical textbooks. He has appeared on The Doctors, Tyra, and Access Hollywood.