After a cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to have a plan for post-op care and Lymphatic Drainage London are experienced practitioners in central Central London near Harley Street. This includes following the instructions of your surgeon, as well as working with a specialist in lymphatic drainage in London.
Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that is used to help improve the flow of lymph through the body. Lymph is a fluid that helps to release toxins from the body, and lymphatic drainage can help to improve the overall health of the body.
There are many benefits of lymphatic drainage London, including:
– improved circulation – reduced swelling – reduced inflammation – improved immune system function – improved digestion – reduced stress levels
If you are looking for a way to improve your overall health, then lymphatic drainage may be the right choice for you. Contact a local therapist to schedule a session and see what it can do for you.
What is Lymphatic Drainage London?
Lymphatic drainage is a light pressure type of massage that helps stimulate the movement of lymph fluid through the body. This helps release toxins and waste products from the tissues and organs, which can improve overall health and well-being. This is why plastic surgeons recommend it. Think of it as post surgery physio.
How Can Lymphatic Drainage Help Me After Cosmetic Surgery in London or Abroad?
If you have recently undergone surgery, as far as your body is concerned, this is an injury in the same way spraining your ankle is. And so, lymphatic drainage can help to reduce swelling and inflammation. It can also help improve the immune system function and encourage better healing. If you are considering surgery, lymphatic drainage may be a good way to prepare your body for the treatment.
Lymphatic drainage can help improve several health conditions, including:
• Edema • Sinus infections • Congestion • Headaches • Allergies • Tiredness • Swelling after surgery, therefore reducing pain. Incidentally, Lymphatic Drainage was originally developed to deal with hay fever.
Imagine if your body doesn’t have to struggle to deal with expelling waste cells through your lymphatic system, then you will instantly feel all the above benefits because you have so much more clarity and energy. Plus, we’ll absolutely be dealing with water retention!
It can also help improve the appearance of the skin during your sessions, reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes, and improve overall circulation. These are side benefits to healing better from surgery. Therefore, many beauty clinics will offer it, however, beware, as this isn’t focussed on remedial care and certainly isn’t used to achieve your best outcomes following surgery. Coming to us, you will still receive these benefits, but, with a highly focussed approach to improving your healing.
What are the Differences Between MLD and Other Forms of Lymphatic Drainage?
MLD is short for Manual Lymphatic Drainage. It is rhythmic pumping form of stimulating your lymphatic system (waste) so that your body can more effectively deal with the waste fluid which displays in your body as swelling. So it’s so important following surgery such as plastic or cosmetic treatments.
Other forms of lymphatic drainage often involve machines. We have a deep oscillation machine which not only speeds up your swollen system as with MLD using fast moving sound, but also breaks down fatty lumps which may develop. We also use cavitation for similar purposes and radio frequency for skin tightening if you have sagging skin where your surgeon has removed fat.
However, the bigger question here is how therapists in London are using lymphatic drainage (MLD). You’ll find many beauticians offer this therapy, particularly in London. However, their focus is to improve your appearance before surgery, for example, reducing puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.
At Essential Feeling in Central London near Harley Street, Karen, your friendly therapist, uses this brilliant technique to remove swelling to improve your healing outcomes post cosmetic surgery. And therefore, giving you a better healing outcome. See below for how this works.
How Can Lymphatic Drainage London Help After Cosmetic Surgery?
There are many benefits to lymphatic drainage, including:
• Reducing swelling and inflammation
• Improving immune system function
• Encouraging better healing
• Improving overall circulation
Lymphatic drainage is an essential part of aftercare for cosmetic surgery. By working with a specialist, you can ensure that your body heals properly and efficiently.
What will happen when I come for my appointment?
We’ll meet you in our reception area, where we’ll have a quick rundown of your situation. After this, you’ll make your way into the treatment room, where you will be left alone in private to undress and jump onto the massage table.
You’ll lie on your back, covered in one of our soft blankets, and then you’ll shout us to come in. At this point, we’ll do an initial examination and if this isn’t your first visit, we’ll also be looking for the difference from your last session.
Patients are often worried that this will hurt, the term ‘massage’ can be misleading. We are incredibly gentle because the session is about stimulating your lymph nodes and vessels, which lie just under the surface of your skin. These pumping movements toward the different drainage points aim to achieve your goals of speedier healing.
Why do we get fluid after surgery?
Think about this swelling as the way that the healing properties our body uses to heal, go swimming to the site that has been damaged. During your appointment, particularly at first, you’ll notice that you lose some of this size. But, between one session and the next, you’ll gradually swell again.
Within the first few weeks, this is good. We’re looking to not stop you from being swollen, but to stop the stagnation so that your body moves out the old healing nutrients, making way for new ones.
How does this deal with fatty deposits?
Karen, your professional MLD therapist, is experienced in how bodies feel post surgery. That’s why she’s recommended by so many of the prominent plastic surgeons in London to whom we are eternally grateful. She will feel when you have some coagulation of fat and be able to give you advice on how to change your lifestyle to help stop this from developing further.
She’ll be able to pull out some machines that we use which are helpful in breaking down what has already developed. And don’t worry, this is also extremely relaxing, and doesn’t hurt. If we’re hurting you, then we’re working against the process of the lymphatic system by crushing it and increasing tissue inflammation.
We still use our hands to administer a light and gentle touch. But this time, the sound waves travel through the gloves we wear on our hands. This also helps to build muscle and tendon/ ligament strength too as well as removing inflammation of soft tissues.
How do you tighten skin?
This isn’t something that we do straight away. You need to wait at least three months (12 weeks) before we go ahead with this, as the elasticity of skin takes time to re-establish. However, there will come a time when it can’t be helped. Your skin just will not tighten anymore without a little help.
This is where the knowledgeable team in Essex comes in. We use a top of the range machine used by the NHS and our knowledge and training of skin dermatology to stimulate your body to produce collagen and elastin.
By the way, this fantastic machine can also get rid of some fat that your consultant may have left in, as well as breakdown and prevent some cellulite. All this as well as your normal healing process. Good times!
How can I strengthen my healing without MLD?
Strengthening the way your lymphatic system works is simple and effective. Movement and pure water. Drinking enough. The reason you still need lymphatic drainage London on top of the exercise you may do following surgery is twofold:
- You won’t be moving as much as you normally would at the point when you should move more because of the overload the swelling is placing on your system. It’s unlikely, then, that you’ll be doing stretching and walking exercises. If you were to go running, you’ll also feel the movement of your wound and this can work against your healing as well as overloading your system by burning energy it needs to divert towards your healing.
- Typically, wearing a compression garment is a pain to get on and off. If it isn’t then it’s not tight enough and you need to get another one. This means that naturally you then actively try to drink less. You won’t even realise you’re doing it. But it will happen as you won’t want to go to the toilet so much.
Is there a consultation?
Absolutely. When you make your booking, you’ll be sent a link with everything that you need for your appointment. This includes a consultation form. And then before every one of your visits, we’ll also spend a few minutes catch up on your progress.
How often will I need these massages?
It will vary and that’s why we prefer to book you in from one session to the next. We tailored your treatment protocol to you and your healing needs. However, at first it’s likely you’ll need to return every few days. This usually isn’t an issue, as this is when you’re free from work, anyway. And then, as time progresses, so too will the frequency of your trips.