Lymphatic Drainage Post Op Care
Thank you for letting me be part of your recovery!
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to take care of you during your healing process! I'll answer any of your questions as well as provide you with the utmost professionalism and dedication to your needs and concerns.
I'd like to start by sharing with you that surgery is different for everyone. Please never compare yourself with others. This isn’t a race. Create a safe space and give time to your body to heal from surgical shock. The first question that comes to everyone’s mind is, 'why did I do this?' You may experience a series of questions, anger, doubt, and sadness, this are signs of post-operative depression, and it is completely normal. When in shock, the body doesn't know the difference between reconstructive, cosmetic surgery to a car accident or childbirth. Its goal is to survive and mold from all of these drastic, new changes. Fast recovery requires you to be mentally, emotionally, and physically prepared for the hardest part, the awakening.
I always advise my clients to fully research the recovery phase to know what to expect and what they will need for home care recovery. I will guide, teach, and help you understand what your body is trying to communicate to me and send you home with self-help tips tailored to your session specifically. Not once, have I ever had a case that's been one and the same. 30% of the recovery comes from my massages, lymphatic techniques while the rest will be entirely up to you.
You will be a couch potato for the first month. Please keep your wounds dried and covered with gauze and self-adhesive medical tape. Stray away from Neosporin or anything that may interfere with the natural healing process of deep wounds. Air particles such as debris are your worst enemies right now! Cover all deep wounds, stay home, rest, walk and keep hydrated. Do not apply anything to your deep wounds but soap, water and pat dry. Be gentle. To fully recover, we must take it slow. It takes 3 full months to completely recover and see any results i.e., a BBL, so please be patient, especially towards your body! Listen to it, you are the only one that truly knows what it needs.
"Will the massage hurt?' Yes and no. It all depends on how numb you are, for your body will have great sensitivity to my light pressure. Please note that I will try my best to accommodate the pressure when there are fibroids present, if I must, I will ask you to breathe and count down from 3 to 1. Ultimately, my objective is to accommodate you to your type of surgery, disease or pain tolerance. I aim to avoid you from having any future complications such as lymphedema, edema, pain, or fibroids from augmenting.
Congratulations on making this lifelong decision. There will be forever changes such as dieting and exercising to be made and I am more than happy to help you succeed every step of the way. If you have an emergency, please contact 911 immediately, such as yellow puss, bright red blood (coming out from the incision area, as this can be internal bleeding), loss of vision, loss of appetite, dizziness, or hard time breathing.
Our 1st Appointment
* Lymphatic drainage non-post-op for swelling or fibromyalgia can be booked under our "60/90 Minutes" option. Gua Sha is considered a lymphatic, facial massage beneficial for those in need of relief after facial reconstructive/cosmetic surgery and who may be suffering from Parkinson’s, Tension Headaches, Bell’s Palsy, and TMJ.
Please ask your surgical doctor when it would be best to start receiving massages.
10 sessions required maximum or during the 3 months of recovery (massages are non-invasive and can help even after the recommended quantity) to break fibroids, loosen muscles, improve energy and contour the body!
Make sure to size down 1x/month for 3 months.
Come in hydrated and use the restroom before our session as you will probably have the urge during and after.
Come with a loved one if you need help removing garments or if comfortable, I will gladly help.
Wear loose clothing or if comfortable, no clothes, I'll always keep you well-draped.
I will have self-help tips ready for you at the end of our session and answer all of your questions.