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MOMMY MAKEOVER Lymphatic Drainage Massage Calgary

MOMMY MAKEOVER Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A mommy makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address the physical changes that many women experience due to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It typically combines multiple surgical procedures to restore or enhance a woman’s pre-pregnancy body contour. The specific procedures included in a mommy makeover can vary based on individual goals and needs, but they often include a combination of the following:

Breast Augmentation or Lift

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) With Muscular Repair


Occasional Buttock Augmentation (BBL)

Mommy makeover surgery is a major procedure that typically requires a significant recovery period. Due to the trauma experienced in multiple areas, significant swelling occurs, making proper post-surgery aftercare crucial. Expert guidance is essential for compression, medical-grade foams, and lymphatic drainage massages to recognize the different stages of healing and determine the appropriate techniques and compression and foam usage during the recovery process.

The recovery journey may take up to three months and can be challenging at times. Having someone with expert knowledge to guide and support you through this process is invaluable.

Overall, the combination of breast augmentation, tummy tuck with muscle repair, skin and fat removal, and myofascial release techniques can contribute to the successful outcome of a mommy makeover surgery, improving both the aesthetic appearance and the comfort and functionality of the targeted areas.

Post-cosmetic surgery aftercare, including lymphatic drainage massage, should begin as soon as you are comfortable and your surgeon approves it. The timing may vary depending on the type of procedure you’ve undergone and your individual recovery progress. Here are some general guidelines:

You can typically start lymphatic drainage massage as soon as you are comfortable traveling to the clinic or once the drains are removed, and the incision is covered with tape. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions based on your condition.

The number of post-operative massage sessions you need can vary based on the extent of your surgery and whether your body is prone to swelling and scar tissue formation. You may require 12 up to 18 sessions or more. The exact number of sessions should be determined in consultation with your surgeon and the post-operative care team.

While most of the swelling will subside within the first few weeks, it may take approximately six months to a year for it to fully dissipate. Compression garments are used to reduce swelling, provide support, and protect the wound during the initial weeks after surgery. Typically, you will be required to wear a compression garment for up to six weeks or longer to enhance your results.

Regarding incision lines, they can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to fully mature, and the formation of scars can vary from one patient to another. As a general guideline, it is advisable to allow for a period of 4-6 weeks for initial recovery following your surgery. Scar maturation often takes longer, up to a year or more. Scar tissue release can commence 6-8 weeks post-surgery to facilitate the maturation of the scar.

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