Should I Do Massage After Perioral Liposuction?

Q: Dr. Eppley,  I have a recovery question after my perioral liposuction surgery. My healing process is going great and I feel great too! I was just wondering if I need to be massaging the liposuctioned area at all as it feels a bit hard? Perhaps that is normal but I wanted to ask, in case I just need to leave it alone…

Thanks for your help! Talk to you soon! 🙂 

A: Any area of the face or body that undergo liposuction area will feel very hard up to 6 to 8 weeks after surgery, perioral mound liposuction is no exception.tThis is normal and will resolve naturally on its own over time. But the process can certainly be expedited by massage which helps break up the scar tissue and get the lymphatic drainage in the area returning to normal sooner. Within reason you can’t overdo the massage manipulation of the perioral area.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana