Plastic Surgery Recovery & After Care Introduction
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty procedure that involves the rebuilding, renewal or modification of the human body. It is categorized into two, reconstructive and cosmetic or aesthetic surgery.
Reconstructive surgery includes the hand surgery and microsurgery among other types of surgeries. It focuses on restructuring a particular part of the body in order to improve and effect its functioning.
Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, focuses on improving the performance of the body.
Plastic surgery focuses on restoring the functions of tissues and the skin close to the normal functioning. It can be used to repair deformities that have been in existence in the body since natal such as cleft lip and palate and birthmarks among others. Areas that have been damaged by the removal of cancerous tissues in parts such as the breast and the face can be effected using plastic surgery. Widespread burns and other serious injuries which may be sustained from traffic accidents and other sought of experiences can be repaired using plastic surgery.
Side Effects Of Plastic Surgery
People who opt to undergo a plastic surgery should be aware of both the benefits and the risks that come along with the procedures. Most of the surgeries do not come out without a risk especially surgeries that involve procedures to change the appearance of the body.
Water and fluid buildup may occur beneath the surface of the skin leading to swelling and pain. Seromas can be infected in the process of draining; they are therefore drained with a niddle to enhance sanitation.
Hematoma is another impediment where a pocket of blood approximating a large painful bump builds up. It is a risk in nearly all surgeries especially the ones involving breast augmentation procedures and facelifts. It can be treated through additional operations to drain the blood.
Nerve damage – Different types of surgical procedures may damage the nerve. Impassiveness and prickling are highly experienced by patients after the surgery and can be clear signs of nerve damage.
Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism- Blood clots may form in the deep veins especially in the leg. At times, the clots can break off and travel up to the lungs leading to fatal complications.
How To Resolve Side Effects Through Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a kind of gentle massage which aims at encouraging the natural drainage of the lymph from the tissues. The lymph system depends on inherent retrenchments of the smooth muscle cells in the lymph vessels walls. The rhythmic circular movements to stimulate the lymph stream throughout the cardiovascular system enables the drainage of the systems to handle the water and fluid buildup in the body parts.
Since many patients experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after the surgery, MLD helps in addressing the inflammation of the tissues and also softening the hardened tissues through diverse massage options. It is also carried out to bring back ordinary and healthy skin texture and a tone skin through effecting back normal flow to facilitate healing and fight fibrosis and other tissue related conditions.
Benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
MLD can help in reducing swellings, bruises and edema conditions. The healing process is highly accelerated through the drainage massage procedures. Scarring and building up of nodules are significantly reduced to low levels. The quality of the tissue is improved to provide better visible results. In cases of special cases such as liposuction, fat residues are quickly absorbed and processed through the lymphatic system. Local inflammation from associated procedures is repressed and the pain significantly condensed.
Lymphatic drainage massage provides numerous health benefits. The massage techniques are affected in specific rhythm and direction to accelerate the flow of blood and the whole lymphatic system in the body. It can facilitate faster healing after a surgery through redevelopment of tissues to reduce mutilating, swelling and detoxify the body generally. The massage facilitates regeneration of new cells and tissues in order to effect positive healing.
The lymphatic massage improves the functioning of the immune system and increase the rate of generation of antibodies that fight infections in the body after the surgery. It works in alliance with other types of massage to ease pain, reduce stress and promote the general well-being of an individual.
It is very rare to undergo plastic surgery without experiencing some side effects, especially swelling of the skin due to build up of fluid under the skin. It is therefore recommended that patients should engage in the right and positive post-surgery care to facilitate quick healing and the normal functioning of the body tissues and cells. Manual Lymphatic drainage massage is an important post-surgery program that one should enroll after plastic surgery in order to enjoy the numerous benefits associated with the procedures. It is, therefore, one of the programs you don’t what to miss after a plastic surgery.
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