To answer this, we’ll go backwards a bit and answer ‘what is liposuction?’ as this is the process from which you’re healing. During your liposuction procedure, your surgeon will place a plastic suction tube under your skin and move this from one area to another under your skin to suck out excess fat. This creates wounds that heal not just where the suction tube has been inserted, but also where your skin has been separated from your internals in order to move the tube around and suck out this fat.
Part of your healing process can very often result in fibrosis which is where connective tissue will thicken and scar. The result of this can be an uneven surface under your skin giving the appearance of ‘fat’ lumps and bumps. Obviously as everyone heals differently the visual effect of this is also different from person to person, but your surgeon will very often advise that you have a post surgery massage to break down some of this scar tissue will be effective in getting the best possible results from your liposuction.
Lymphatic drainage massage (MLD) after liposuction will help you detoxify and remove excess fluid that may be sitting in what can often be hard pockets under your skin. This is a very gentle and therapeutic massage that uses soft rhythmic movements to move toxins in to your bloodstream so your body can expel them. You may have heard of lymph drainage therapy after liposuction. This is what people are talking about.