If you’ve got an upcoming procedure booked in, you’re probably already thinking about how to make the recovery as smooth (and fast) as possible. So, to help you heal safely and quickly, we’re sharing our top post-surgery treatments to support fast recovery, as recommended by our team of doctors and plastic surgeons. Each one targets different areas of the body to support the natural healing process. And with less downtime, you’ll be back to normal in no time.
Scroll to discover Mallucci’s top expert-backed treatments to help with fast recovery after surgery. There’s a treatment to support you after every type of procedure.
1. Manual Lymphatic Drainage
You might have already heard about manual lymphatic drainage and its toxin-flushing benefits before. But did you know that this type of massage can also reduce swelling after surgery? MLD combines firm pressure and skillful technique to support drainage to the lymph nodes: small, bean-shaped organs containing immune cells that filter unwanted substances from inside the body. Like a reboot for the internal organs, MLD enables the lymph nodes to work more effectively to remove bacteria, toxins and fluids that could lead to illness and swelling.
Ideal for post-surgery, MLD can optimise the results of liposuction or body sculpting treatments by flushing out any post-procedure fluids that were otherwise stagnant. The result: reduced bloating, swelling and puffiness, creating a more contoured and sculpted silhouette. This expert massage technique is also known to help break down fat cells, and may smooth the appearance of dimples and cellulite for tighter skin. Plus, aside from aesthetics, it’s a great tension-reliever, too. So you can relax while simultaneously speeding up the body’s natural healing process.
2. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
It’s easy to see why Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is rising in popularity. As well as helping to support healing for fast recovery after surgery, this powerful treatment increases the amount of oxygen in the body, reduces free radicals (unstable, skin-damaging atoms) and boosts collagen production.
This helps to repair tissue damage, increase blood flow and can reduce internal inflammation to speed up healing time. Plus, the boost in collagen production it offers is particularly good for skin healing, smoothing and plumping in the process.
These are just some of the reasons we recommend Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to all Mallucci patients undergoing surgery, not just after their procedure, but beforehand too, to prepare the body for what’s ahead. Aim to come in up to one week before your surgery and one week afterwards. If you book your surgery with Mallucci, your package includes two sessions pre-surgery, and a further two sessions post-operation to help you heal faster.
3. Laser Scar Removal
Are you worried post-surgical scarring might stay with you forever? At Mallucci, we offer a range of laser scar removal treatments to smooth and renew your skin. Our team of doctors will work with you to find the perfect laser for your needs, with BBL (Broadband Light Therapy) and Profractional Laser Scar Removal proving to be popular choices.
The BBL is used to target the colour of the scar, breaking down any redness or pigmentation over the course of your treatments. It uses light that is absorbed by the skin to target the pigment and improve the overall appearance of the scar, so the mark gradually fades – or disappears completely.
Meanwhile, Profractional Laser Scar Removal may be used in tandem with BBL if your scar is textured. This intensive laser helps to smooth and renew the skin by supporting the healing and production of essential proteins. It delivers heat into the skin’s deeper layers through tiny columns – all without injuring the skin’s surface – which in turn boosts the production of collagen and elastin to decrease tissue thickness. This encourages any raised scarring to smooth back down, so your skin will look as flawless as it did pre-surgery.
Consistency is key when it comes to laser treatment, so we suggest booking three to six treatments for best results. Your Mallucci doctor will advise on the right number of sessions to get your complexion back to its most flawless.
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