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How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)

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My Surgeon Never Told Me To Massage, but I want to do it. Can someone please post detailed instructions for a massage technique to get rid of lumps after lipo for gyne?

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Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007, 08:21:45 AM »
2.5 mins per side, once a day, in round motions with 2 or 3 fingers, pressing down with medium - not hard, pressure, all over the chest area that was worked on in surgery.

Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 09:55:59 AM »
I think i started about 7-10 days after the surgery.  At first you hear 'swooshing' of fluids in your chest. 

Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007, 01:31:47 AM »
I am 4 days post op and hear the swooshing, its not very calming to hear fluids moving around, does that dissipate as you continue to massage or is that a matter of the chest wall reconnecting to the muscle tissue below??

Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 01:06:31 PM »
dunno. id wait a week though to be messing around with it.  it is probably just fluid, stuff from the surgery, blood, etc that needs to be absorbed back into body.

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Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2007, 10:30:58 AM »

I was advised to massage from day 2.  Got the swooshing chest noise, now day 5 and most of fluid has gone and v little swooshing.

Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2007, 12:21:58 PM »
I was told after the stitches come out.

Re: How do you massage? (Pls give detailed instructions for massaging post-op)
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 12:52:55 AM »
I was told by the PS to begin using a flat massager for five minutes a day throughout the whole area.  Let me ask you guys, I have these stiff areas covering most of my chest and under my arms, to those that are further along in the process is that normal and what time frame did you have for that to begin to get softer and return to normal??  Thanks


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