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Lymphatic Drainage in NYC

HydraFacial is able to perform lymphatic drainage through the use of gentle suction which directs lymph away from areas of stagnation into the lymph node drainage basins for each region of the body.

Lymphatic drainage performed at the time of a HydraFacial treatment can decrease facial swelling, improve the drainage of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by delivering them to the lymph nodes, thereby assisting in detoxification and reduction of inflammation.

Lymphatic Drainage FAQs

What is lymphatic massage?

Lymphatic massage is a drainage procedure in which the lymph nodes to a specific part of the body are stimulated, followed by massage of the swollen area to help drainage of excess fluid into the nodes. The goal is to decrease swelling and speed healing following surgery.

Are lymphatic drainage massages a routine part of recovery following plastic surgery procedures?

Lymphatic drainage is routinely performed in many parts of the world following plastic surgery procedures but is just beginning to be used in the United States following face, breast, and body surgical procedures.

I had a liposuction procedure; which should I have Endermologie or lymphatic massage?

Endermologie is the trade name of a device which was developed to reduce the appearance of cellulite, while lymphatic massage reduces swelling after surgery and is a better option after liposuction.

How soon after a liposuction procedure should lymphatic massage begin?

Lymphatic massage should begin one week prior to your surgery, and then continue with weekly sessions for one month following surgery.

My therapist used a hand-held suction pump to perform my lymphatic massage; is this the way these massages are always done?

Lymphatic massage can be performed with a variety of techniques, some of which include massage only, while others use a suction cup to help drain the tissues.

Are lymphatic massages supposed to be performed with soft pressure or firm pressure?

There are various techniques of lymphatic massage, but most involve only soft pressure.

How long do I have to wait after my tummy tuck (aka abdominoplasty) to begin lymphatic massage?

Ideally you should have one lymphatic massage the week prior to surgery, and then again weekly for 4 weeks following tummy tuck surgery.

Could targeted lymphatic drainage massage be helpful in promoting healing following a lower facelift?

Lymphatic drainage massage can help to reduce swelling of the face and neck following facelift surgery.

After having liposuction and starting the lymphatic massages, I am experiencing a burning sensation and the massages are very painful; what happens if I do not keep having the massages?

If you do not continue lymphatic massage after surgery, you may notice that you have prolonged swelling of the treated region. Burning and discomfort are common as the treated area is often still tender after surgery.

I am two and a half years post op for a tummy tuck; is it too late for me to have lymphatic massage?

The best results from lymphatic massage as generally seen when they are performed shortly after surgery.