Protocol of Post-Operative treatment
In the case of recoveries by an abdominoplasty, is even more important, the intervention of the physiotherapist in an immediately way to surgery. Due to the elimination of skin and fat in the lower portion of the abdomen, various injuries occur in blood vessels and lymphatics, thus producing an edema post-surgical and in some occasions even seromas (localized accumulation of liquids). Therefore, techniques of lymphatic drainage and functional bandages must apply to direct lymph fluid through its normal channels.
In the case of the liposuction, the accelerated postoperative recovery (APR) will follow the following protocol:
HOSPITAL IMMEDIATE PHYSIOTHERAPY: developed in a very individualized and specific way for each patient, it consists in PRESSOTHERAPY and MANUAL LIMPHATIC DRAINAGE in the hospital. The patient will begin the recovery within a few hours of the intervention, if the surgeon and physical therapist believe it is possible; will be held the first session of PRESSOTHERAPY. The next day will begin with the MLD, usually on the skin of the patient, although in some cases these early sessions of drainage may be above the girdle, in order to give you a little more time to the skin, to settle back on the subcutaneous tissue.