Post-op Plastic Surgery
Manual Lymphatic Drainage &
Fibrosis Massage Therapy
Reduce swelling, bruising, fibrotic scar tissue after surgery
Michelle Licha-Oros Medical Massage & Lymphatic Drainage Therapy uses manual lymphatic drainage and gentle myofascial release techniques to facilitate the healing process and minimize the impact of swelling, bruising, scars and fibrosis after plastic surgery.
One of the side effects of plastic surgery is swelling. This is a normal inflammatory response and a part of the healing process. Body procedures, particularly tummy tucks and liposuction, often cause additional swelling as excess fluid and fat cells will harden within a few weeks of surgery. Lymphatic drainage massage helps move the fluid that’s built up and allows it to move back into the lymphatic passages where excess waste and fluid can be flushed from the body. This prevents fibrosis, which is the development of thick, fibrous scar tissue under the skin as well as reduces swelling and bruising.
If a massage therapist wants to reduce swelling in clients after plastic surgery, they will need training in manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). I've been a certified MLD therapist since 2011 and help clients recover from all types of surgery through the different stages of wound healing.
I help clients after mommy makeover, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, brazilian butt lift, breast reduction, breast lift, breast explant, breast reconstruction after breast cancer, facial liposuction, liposuction for lipedema, and gender confirmation surgery.
For professional scar tissue therapy and more, reach out to us to schedule an appointment. Michelle Licha-Oros Medical Massage & Lymphatic Drainage Therapy would be happy to help you.
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Her YouTube channel has a wealth of information on plastic surgery self help videos.
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