Use dry brushing during your surgery recovery and continue once you're healed its many benefits. It is especially helpful to relieve the infamous "lipo itch" that we experience starting 5-10 days after liposuction and lasts as long as 4 months.
Dry brushing is a time-tested practice for wellness. It has been practiced in almost all ancient civilizations including India since up to 5000 years ago - and for good reason!
Use dry brushing daily regardless of whether you had surgery or not for:
- glowing, exfoliated skin
- for decrease in the appearance of cellulite
- to feel invigorated
- to detoxify the body by circulating your lymph fluid and stimulating the lymph system
Use dry brushing once you can tolerate it after liposuction or breast augmentation for:
- to relieve the extreme itching associated with healing after tissue trauma. As the nerves heal, you experience intense itching which is difficult to relieve unless you dry brush and or use topical products such as Benadryl Itch Cream, or products you ingest such as Staphysagria
- gentle lymphatic massage and circulation of the lymphatic fluids
- to promote healing by increasing blood circulation
- gentle exfoliation of the skin (skin becomes very flakey after liposuction and fat transfer or lipo and bbl
How to use:
It's best to use this technique on dry skin before your bath or shower. Use exclusively on itchy, problem areas or include the entire body if you can.
Begin at the feet and ankles and work your way up to the torso using long overlapping strokes. Start with the bottoms of your feet. The idea is to brush toward the lymph nodes (in the groin, armpits and neck). A few overlapping strokes per area is enough. Work your way up your body and brush the torso, arms and neck. Do not use on the face.
Adjust pressure according to skin sensitivity. If you've had surgery recently, only do this very gently and avoid any fat transfer areas until 8-12 weeks. Avoid any incisions, open wounds, areas of tension for example a tummy tuck scar or breast lift or breast implants scar.
Do this for 3-5 minutes or for as long as 20 minutes.
Do not dry brush open wounds, new incisions, fresh scars, stitches, liposuction holes etc. Avoid these areas until they are at least 12 weeks post surgery.
Do not use this technique on skin that’s broken, which includes cuts, scrapes, lesions, sores or burned skin, including sunburns. Do not brush over areas of infection, redness or general irritation, inflammation, cellulitis, skin cancer, warts, moles etc. Be very gentle with skin and tissue that is numb or lacks normal sensation.
Stop dry brushing if skin becomes irritated or inflamed.