Loving your Lymphatic System

Hi There! I hear your about to embark on a transformative journey with liposuction. That’s fantastic news! But amidst all the excitement and anticipation, there’s something I want to talk about. It’s a part of your body that’s going to play a big role in this journey – your lymphatic system.

If you haven’t heard much about your lymphatic system, let me introduce you to it. It’s like a tireless cleaner in our body, sweeping up waste, toxins, and extra fluid. Kind of like that sweet, unassuming friend who cleans up after a party without making a fuss. But liposuction can somewhat unsettle this system.

Renowned Australian plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Hunt, shares that liposuction could lead to disruptions in the lymphatic vessels1. Picture a powerful wind gusting through a town’s waste management facility. The aftermath? Swelling, inflammation, and seromas, pockets of fluid where tissue has been removed. And we certainly don’t want these hindrances in our path to recovery.

Don’t Worry – We Can Help

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). It’s a gentle massage technique designed to encourage the flow of lymph in the body, reducing swelling, promoting healing, and enhancing comfort after your procedure. Its like a stimulating wake up call for your lymphatic system.

I wholeheartedly recommend starting these sessions before your surgery. Why, you may ask?

Weight Management: A doctor may recommend lymphatic drainage massage before liposuction to help a patient reach a healthier weight before surgery. Lymphatic massage can boost metabolic rate and enhance waste and toxin elimination, indirectly contributing to weight loss. This can make the surgery safer and increase the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Optimised Recovery: Lymphatic massage can prime the body for a smoother recovery following surgery. By stimulating the lymphatic system, it can help minimise post-operative swelling, reduce the risk of complications, and speed up the healing process, leading to better overall outcomes after liposuction.

Detoxification and Immune Support: Lymphatic massage can boost the immune system and help the body handle the influx of medications used during and after surgery, such as sedatives and painkillers. By promoting detoxification, lymphatic massage can assist the body in processing and eliminating these substances more effectively, reducing the potential burden on the liver and kidneys.

What YOU Can do at HOME

I understand, sometimes, it’s not feasible to visit a clinic for regular MLD. But, I want to assure you, I’ve got your back. Try the Chelsey Jean Lymphatic Gloves at home. These are your tools for daily lymphatic care. Simple, circular strokes using these gloves can stimulate lymphatic drainage and keep inflammation in check. It’s your very own wellness ritual, right in the comfort of your home.

To further support your Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapy, you can incorporate a few simple practices into your daily routine. First, Staying well-hydrated is key as well; drinking ample water helps your lymph fluid flow freely. Incorporate some deep, controlled breathing exercises into your day. These can stimulate lymph flow and promote relaxation. Gentle regular exercise, especially activities that get your heart pumping like a morning walk in the sun, can encourage lymph circulation.

Meanwhile, nourishing your body with a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats is integral for overall health and lymphatic function. If you experience swelling, particularly in your lower limbs, wearing properly fitted compression garments like our CJ&CO Circulate and elevating your legs can help manage this by promoting lymphatic flow.

How Can Chelsey’s Lymphatic Cream Help?

Chelsey Jean’s Lymphatic Massage Cream can be particularly beneficial for post-liposuction recovery. Here are the key benefits:

Enhanced Lymphatic Drainage: The Castor Seed Oil and Aloe in the cream work to improve lymphatic circulation. This is crucial after liposuction, as it aids in the reduction of swelling and speeds up the removal of toxins and cellular waste.

Pain and Inflammation Reduction: Ingredients like Arnica Extract and Frankincense Oil are known for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. They can help soothe post-surgical pain and inflammation, promoting a more comfortable recovery.

Improved Skin Elasticity: Aloe, Bladderwrack Extract and Gotu Kola Extract stimulate collagen and elastin production, helping the skin to regain its elasticity and firmness post-surgery. This can minimise the appearance of loose or sagging skin.

Skin Healing and Regeneration: Many ingredients in the cream, including Aloe, Frankincense Oil, and Rosemary Oil, accelerate skin healing and regeneration. They promote the recovery of damaged skin cells, which is beneficial in the healing of incision sites.

Enhanced Circulation: Ingredients like Horse Chestnut Extract and Gotu Kola Extract improve venous tone and circulation, which can expedite the healing process by increasing the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the surgical site.

Moisturisation and Hydration: Castor Seed Oil and Aloe provide excellent hydration and moisturisation, preventing dryness and keeping the skin nourished during the healing process.

Detoxification: Elements like White Cypress Oil and Yarrow Oil stimulate the immune and lymphatic systems, aiding in toxin removal, which can further contribute to a smoother recovery process.

So, as you step forward in your liposuction journey, remember to embrace your lymphatic system with open arms. It’s about smoother recovery, quicker healing, and achieving the results you desire. Remember, whether at home or the clinic, your wellbeing is my utmost priority.

Here’s to your new body, enhanced health, and a little love for your lymphatic system!