Lymphatic Massage Therapy Reduces Fibrosis after Liposuction
Fibrosis is considered as one of the most frequent complications that may interfere negatively and significantly the patient's satisfaction after liposuction surgery. Fibrosis is the formation of hardened plates in the subcutaneous tissues denoting temporary or definitive irregularities on their surface and affecting affect the body contour.
Studies have shown that in the "Liposuction Group (LG) and Liposuction Abdominoplasty Group (LAG), a gradual decrease of classification levels was observed, specifically in relation to tissue fibrosis. Initially, the LG patients were divided into the highest levels (L2 and L3); and 70% of the LAG patients were classified as L2. After the application of this protocol, 62.5% and 50% of patients from both groups had the fibrosis reduced completely; the remaining ones showed the lowest degree of fibrosis, classified as L1.
"The association between manual lymphatic massage drainage and the therapeutic ultrasound reduced the swelling and the tissue fibrosis and made pain disappear in liposuction and lipoabdominoplasty PO period."
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