03 Feb 2023
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that helps reduce unwanted fat and enhance body shape. The recovery period after liposuction can take 4 to 6 weeks, and complete results can take up to 3 months. To improve the patient experience and outcome, plastic surgeons are incorporating LPG massage into their pre-and postoperative care plans.
LPG massage is a non-invasive technique that uses gentle suction and massage to promote healing and reduce swelling, pain, and discomfort. It also helps restore the lymphatic system, treat skin irregularities, smooth cellulite, minimise bruises, and drain bruises, contributing to better results and reducing the chances of complications and revisions.
LPG massage is a beneficial pre-operative treatment that prepares the patient for surgery by improving circulation and reducing swelling.
CELLU M6 ALLIANCE® is a cutting-edge LPG massage technology that combines two patented technologies to provide personalised treatment adapted to all types of connective tissue. Its patented treatment head is equipped with an ASI sensor for ultra-precise settings, ensuring optimal results.
The patient should expect mild to moderate pain, swelling, bruising, and limited movements in the immediate postoperative period. Your Plastic Surgeon will prescribe medication, compression garments, and elastic bandages. The patient should rest and follow post-op instructions to avoid complications.
The patient may experience swelling and bruising in the first week, but they can start moving around and taking short walks. By the third week, most of the swelling should subside, and the patient can resume normal activities. By the end of the fourth week, the patient should be fully recovered, and the liposuction procedure results should be visible.
For the best outcome, the patient should attend LPG massage sessions before liposuction surgery twice a week for four sessions, which should take place two weeks before the surgery. After the surgery, the patient should attend LPG massage sessions three times weekly for 12 sessions during the first month.
In the second month post-surgery, the patient should attend physical therapy sessions twice a week for eight sessions.
In conclusion, incorporating LPG massage into the pre-and postoperative care plans for liposuction can provide numerous benefits and enhance the patient experience. CELLU M6 ALLIANCE® delivers an advanced and effective solution for optimal recovery and results. The recovery period after liposuction typically takes 4 to 6 weeks, but following post-op instructions and using LPG massage can improve the outcome and speed up the healing process.
Here are a few tips for plastic surgeons on explaining the importance and benefits of LPG for their patients seeking body contouring.