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Post Operative Care

Post Operative Care services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Recovery has never been easier with our Signature Post-Op Care Package! This package features 10 Post-Op Massages to help drain toxins and lymphatic fluid throughout the body reducing swelling and stiffness and helping to prevent fibrosis.

Our Vixen Post Op Care Package includes 10 massages and one Post Op Recovery IV Cocktail, while the Goddess Post Op Care Package takes it up a notch with 15 massages, two Post Op Recovery IV Cocktails, and 4 premium add-on services of your choice. Come and pamper yourself!

Post Operative Care Q & A

What is a post surgical lymphatic massage and why is it important?

Lymphatic drainage massage was developed to treat lymphedema, a condition of accumulated fluid within the body that often develops after removing lymph nodes. A trained massage therapist can manually massage the body in a way to push lymph through the body, breaking up areas of swelling and reducing excess fluid in the body.

Your lymphatic system is key to healing, regenerating tissues, and removing toxins from the body. When the body has experienced stress, such as fighting off illness, healing from an infection, or experiencing emotional stress, the lymphatic system can slow down. Manual lymphatic massage helps “restart” the system of moving lymph through the body and can provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • More efficient healing from illness, injury, or surgery
  • Supports relaxation and relieves stress
  • Reduces scar formation by boosting healing responses
  • Removes excess water and metabolic waste from the tissues in the body
  • Reduces swelling and fluid retention
  • Improves skin quality and provides a more vibrant appearance

One of the side effects of cosmetic surgery is swelling. This is a normal inflammatory response and a part of the healing process as fluid rushes to the area to nourish it with white blood cells. 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 massage helps to 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. Many doctors, including Dr. Ayewah, highly recommend lymphatic drainage after surgery for both their patients’ comfort as well as to help them get the best possible results after their procedure.

How long do I have to wear the compression garment (faja)?

This varies across every provider and post op specialist. We require that you wear your compression garment full time for the first 3 weeks at least, and part-time after that for another 3-6 weeks.