What type of massage is recommended after liposuction?

I heard that after liposuction it is crucial to have massages post-op to speed up the recovery process and reduce swelling. Is there a specific type of massage that is recommended for post-surgical liposuction and how often should I get one?


F, 41, Delaware

Hi user:

I disagree with this.  I think it is important to use compression garments (your surgeon will take care of this).  Sometimes after a period of healing, a doctor may recommend lymphatic drainage type massage, but don't do anything without your doctor's blessings.


All the best.


Many surgeons recommend lymphatic massage after liposuction. Be sure to discuss with your surgeon first.