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Did anyone skip the massages post surgery? I cannot locate a lymphatic massage therapist within 50 miles of me. Every time I call they are all like WTF are you talking about? I just hang up. LOL I am trying to get my To-Do list straight because I know I will forget something if I dont. I am such a PROCRASTINATOR!
I remember one of the girls saying they used a "hand held massager", I am assuming vibration but I dont know so if you've done that please share so I can buy one.I will only be in TJ for approx 4 days max and I am anticipating I will be super swollen JUST IN CASE I AM & will not be able to get the massages as needed.
I've called 4 plastic surgery centers in my area &none reccomend the massages or know where I can get them so that SUCKS.
Can someone tell me where to buy EPI FOAM?
And last but not least "IF" I do happen to find a massage therapist who knows WTF I am talking about AM I GOING TO DRAIN all over the place? I cant imagine how gross that would be to someone who "YES" offeres the survice but probaby doesnt perform it too often
I found one in my area but he said $80. He is also a registered nurse which is a plus but DAMM! I may have to do that if I dont find anyone else. I wonder what massage this is = too because Im thinking all massage parlors probably do something similiar but maybe title it different. HOW SOON after surgery can you get a massage an how close together? Can i get them daily. I WILL get as many $40 massages while I am in TJ as possible if "POSSIBLE" I need a speedy recovery
Okay so I think I figured it out. Dr Campos' masseuse gives what they call a lymphatic massage, but what it's really doing is breaking up lumps and bumps and also draining extra lipo fluid and extra healing fluid your body creates (this is the stuff that causes seromas sometimes). At the end of each massage, she will manually extract out all that liquid with a syringe. You feel so so so much better after. It's not pleasant, but the end is worth it!
Next there is what americans refer to as a lymphatic massage which is much gentler and hopefully allows you to pee out some of the liquid that causes general swelling.
The first kind of massage I believe you can start 2-3 days after the surgery. Yes, you can get one everyday and you will lose that liquid a lot faster if you do because there is nothing faster than just extracting the liquid directly. It may also help to prevent seromas from forming.
Then the gentler kinder lymphatic massage can be done at home and yes, it's at least $80 here... More like $130 at places I called. Here no one but a doctor or nurse is trained to extract all that initial fluid, so a lymphatic massage will help with swelling, but not excess healing liquid your body creates with aggressive lipo. That either comes out by needle, the drain that is put in by the surgeon and left 7+ days, or over a longer period of time may naturally resolve but then you risk excess scar tissue.
YES IT DOES....the first thinh the guy here said was IT'S NOT PAINFUL SO I WAS THINKING "WTF", hmmm. I am goimg to see if I can maybe find a healing clinic or a local plastic surgeon who may offer his/her services for the "manual" draining..
How are your scars from.the fat transfers and/or lipo insertion areas.... I never see any visible scares for fat transfer in most ladies pictured which is awesome BUT The lipo Scars are there....
I don't have a lipo/booty album yet. When I took my befores, I was too depressed to post that crap, and now I'm afraid if I take pics before 6 weeks, it will be misleading either cuz I haven't deswelled yet or because my booty might get reabsorbed... Though campos says once you hit the 3 week mark most of the fat stays. Anyhow, I will definitely post pics. I already look much better, but I still want to wait so as to not jinx myself.
I don't see any fat transfer scars... Just the lipo ones. I think because dr c puts those scars between the ass cheeks right at the top so they don't show.
You could always ask your surgeon to place drains anywhere you have lipo done. The drains should suck out most of the fluid on their own... That's why campos will refuse to remove them before the 7 day mark or until the daily drainage is pretty small.
After i left tj I had issues with fluid build up on my back where there was no drain, so I had no choice but to have someone drain it or to have possible excess scar tissue. I may be an exception here because I hadn't read a lot about seromas on this board.
When I leaned back against something it felt like I had a water cushion at the base of my back. V uncomfortable. As soon as someone drained it I felt immensely better.
The disadvantage to having drains everywhere is that they inevitably leave bigger scars.
littlepoodles wrote:i was given a fabric tape when I had my breast augmentation and was told to wear it for a month. I have the thinnest, lightest lines, and they are almost completely gone three years later.
when i got home from mex i used these on the spots i could see (i forgot about my upper back!) and same thing, next to no scars.
I have light ones on my back. this is the one time that being freckly is a bonus, they just blend in.
Can you share more about the tape? Lol
Giselle- who ended up draining you? My BAD if you already answered this question. I am trying to find out what's I can.GOOGLE SEARCH for nurse wise for "possible" draining if I need it
it's just fabric surgical tape. i think it's about $3 by 3m at the drug store the secret is to keep it on ALL THE TIME for a month or so. I did 6 weeks because it was thicker skin than under my breasts.
Late 2012: BA revision due to CC April 2012: 2nd BBL - Dr. Cardenas October 2010: 1st BBL - Dr. Pantoja July 2008: BA - Mid-P 270cc Silione Overs: 5 feet 4, 140 pounds Worth it!
Ready, I had a ps I know here do it... But even a primary care doc could do it. I shouldn't say this but I also learned to do it sterily myself. I think I'm done though because it's less and less each time. Yesterday was just over 20ccs so I dont think I have to do it anymore. It was over 120 ccs at one point.
Anyway it's not that common in general lipo, but is much more common in aggressive (Mexico style? Lol) lipo. Still the drains and lymphatic massages in mx should take care of it. If I had stayed 10 days instead of 6 days after I would have been fine... But it seems like most people who stay 6 days turn out ok. Everyone is different and I guess it depends on location of lipo etc. I had almost every body part done, so maybe that heightened the odds?
This is why I'm loving MMH!!! Thanks gisella for all the info!!! all my questions are being answered and It's making it easier for us newbies to learn something new everyday! this is the reason I'm thinking about staying for 10 days in a RH because I'm scared of developing a seroma and I can't find anyone out here that does it...I'm getting an ett w/lipo and fg I can't wait to get it done and I would like to come home 7 days after surgery but I'm starting to feel like it might not be a good Idea as I'm having the ett done as well and I could have more probability of having a seroma! well I emailed angie today (from campos office) and she says I can have a massage the 3rd day after surgery and depending on how I'm feeling everyday after that until I go home! so that makes me feel a lot better!
I'm 5'6....180lbs and I need an hourglass figure asap! extreme makeover in process!
Gisella, well shoot I wanna be lipo'd down to my RIBCAGE so aggreesive as he wanna be... IMA need him to have new muscles in his arms when he's done with me. He told me he could get 6-700cc's out of me BUT I DON'T THINK he paid close attention to needed areas OF LIPO close enough ...LOL I'M JUST SAYIN.
I DON'T WANT MY THIGHS DONE (HE DIDN'T EECCOMEND but I know.a lot of girls say the drs end up doing it for more fat,ill make sure to say NO)... I DON'T WANT THAT EXTRA AREA OF HEALING.....I'M DEBATING ON MY ARMS..
GISELLE DID YOU GET the armpit area lipo'd? The part that's forms a roll when UR arms are down OR WHEN you have your bra on? I want that done bad & a heart shaped ass....
Ready4myUpgrade wrote:GISELLE DID YOU GET the armpit area lipo'd? The part that's forms a roll when UR arms are down OR WHEN you have your bra on? I want that done bad & a heart shaped ass....
Hahaha, Ready - I <3 u.
I did have lipo on my upper arms (I haven't responded to people asking me how they like the arm lipo that Campos has done because I'm not sure yet... I'm still a bit lumpy and ropey... Still, a huge improvement tho.)
I know the roll you are taking about, but I didn't have that... I had some serious bat wings. I mean raise my arms in a strong breeze and I might end up in OZ bat wings. They were completely disproportional to my size. I was surprised he didn't recommend an arm lift. They are so much better now though.
He does do specific areas you tell him you want tho... I had an area on the inside of my calves where I had some strange ass fat deposits and he got rid of that for me, even though he said he doesn't usually like to do calves because they are so vascular, he could so that small area and I'm SO happy he did!!
In contrast to the estimate that I think everyone gets... when you are there in person, he listens intently to exactly what you say and then tells you whether it's possible. He'll also make some suggestions, so be ready for some last minute decision making just in case. ALSO he asked me if he could take my wish pics into the surgery room with him. BRILLIANT!!! YES - take them. Put them up on the wall and then make me as much like them as possible. I believe he does this with everyone who brings in pics.
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