Because everyone has thier own experience when it comes to cosmetic surgery that involves liposuction, the first step in your recovery journey with Therapeutic Massage Indy will be to make your your Post-Lipo Assesment Session Booking Request. Once you have requesteded your Post-Lipo Assessment Session, you will recieve a text message with instructions to proceed with the Intake Process. Although this initial session will ask for your payment at the time of your request, your payment will NOT be precessed until it is confirmed during the phone call after you have made your appointment request.
The Post-Lipo Assesment Session is a 60 minute session that will allow enough time for a physical assessment, including therapy, and to also discuss our plan going forward. We will talk about our plan of action in regards to your personal situation and discuss any questions and concerns you may have. How are you feeling? Do you feel any improvement since your surgery? Are you feeling swelling? Pain? How often do you plan to receive your therapy? For how many weeks do you plan to receive your therapy? What Post-Lipo Bundle will be best for your budget and schedule? These are all things to be considered as we work together toward your goal of recovery. You can click here to go to the online booking site and request your Post-Lipo Assessment Session.
*PLEASE NOTE* All Post-Lipo Massage appointments booked without having attended the initial Post-Lipo Assessment Session will be declined.
Read on to learn why massage therapy is a necessary part of recovery from liposuction and cosmetic surgery. You will also find links that will take you directly to both, the booking and payment websites.
We want to be sure that you are ready to receive massage therapy following your surgery, so be sure to check with your doctor before booking your appointments!
Sometimes surgery patients will experience lumpiness in areas where liposuction was done. This is normal, and is caused by lymph and trauma from the surgical instrument that is used under the skin to extract the fatty tissue. The tunnels and channels which are created by the surgical instrument will fill with fluid and become swollen with both fluid and left-over fat. This fluid and left-over fat tends to harden between one week and three weeks after surgery. Post-Lipo Massage speeds the healing process by gently manipulating lymph back into lymph passages to be excreted by the kidneys, and by breaking up hardened tissue to assist in the prevention of fibrosis and help the tissue heal and regain its supple texture.
Feather like strokes are applied to move fluid and metabolic waste through the lymph channels. No deep, aggressive pressure or strokes are used during these sessions. Depending on your stage of healing other techniques are applied to diminished fibrous adhesions and to relax ischemic muscles.
This procedure works well and has been demonstrated to show positive results. Most surgery patients need four to six weeks of two-per-week sessions of Post-Lipo Massage treatments to remove most of the excess lymph and scar tissue, but will feel relief from swelling after just one session.
Without Post-Lipo Massage after liposuction surgery, there is a risk of scar tissue becoming what is known as fibrosis, a permanent hardening of the tissue. Post-Lipo Massage is the most effective way to ensure that you will achieve the best results possible from your surgery.
Every surgery patient is different, and most doctors advise their patients to begin their Post-Lipo Massage treatments after the fourth or fifth day post-surgery to obtain the best and fastest results.
Your drains/tubes must be removed. You cannot be bleeding or oozing fluids from incisions. Due to liability and health concerns, the massage therapist cannot push lymph or fluids out of liposuction drainage tubes or incisions. It is not only unsanitary but can lead to infection and blood clotting in some individuals. This places the therapist and client at risk for possible cross contamination or disease. Incisions that are not yet healed must be covered with a gauze or band aid.