Dr. Jason Emer’s experience as one of the most innovative cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills has fueled his passion for building an ingredient-conscious, effective and versatile portfolio of skincare products, regimens and procedures.
Lymphatic massage is a gentle treatment performed by a specially trained massage therapist to improve the flow of lymphatic fluid throughout the body. Restoring proper lymphatic fluid movement provides a range of health and wellness benefits and is a particularly important aspect of an efficient cosmetic surgery recovery.
Benefits of manual lymphatic drainage can include:
Lymphedema: Lymphedema refers to swelling that results from compromised lymphatic system function. In addition to surgery, lymphedema can be caused by congenital conditions and radiation therapy.
Lipedema: The irregular or asymmetrical fat deposits from lipedema can block the lymphatic pathways. Lymphatic massage is not a direct cure for lipedema, but it can ease related symptoms.
Rheumatoid arthritis: Manual lymphatic drainage can help to reduce arthritic joint pain and swelling.
Chronic congestion: Tired of your sinuses acting up all the time? A lymphatic massage by one of our therapists can have you breathing free again.
Unlike other types of massages, a lymphatic massage does not involve the use of any special oils or lotions. During your session, your therapist will use a calm, rhythmic motion on the skin to stimulate lymphatic fluid movement. This process causes clearing, the release of lymphatic fluid buildup, and reabsorption, the fluid’s movement back into the rest of the lymphatic system.
Your lymphatic massage will be tailored to you depending on which operation you are recovering from or why you are seeking treatment. We typically suggest 10 to 15 sessions, but we’ll be able to settle on a more precise number during your initial consultation.
As you continue your surgical recovery, you’ll need to follow all procedural aftercare instructions as provided by your surgeon. During this time, stay hydrated and eat nutritional meals as directed to further assist the movement of bodily fluids and the elimination of toxins.
While physical results vary based on the reason you’re receiving care, most patients experience a noticeable decrease in swelling and discomfort. Visible aesthetic improvements are also common, as flushing built-up fluid allows the skin to wrap tightly to the patient’s newly enhanced contours.
At the office of Dr. Jason Emer, we strongly believe in giving you multiple options whenever possible. In addition to lymphatic massages, the following surgical aftercare therapies can make a dramatic difference in how quickly you heal and your final cosmetic surgery outcome:
Many of our patients add one of these IV therapies, administered directly into the bloodstream to rehydrate and/or replenish the body:
One way to support the body as it heals from surgery is to supplement its supply of key peptides. Peptides are naturally-occurring molecules in the body that dictate various biological processes. If we are deficient in a specific peptide, we can experience suboptimal performance within the associated bodily systems.
Via peptide injections, capsules, or topical creams, it is possible to increase the availability of a particular peptide. For surgical aftercare, hormone peptide therapy can provide the peptide supplementation necessary for reduced inflammation and accelerated tissue repair.