Lymphatic massage cost and how many sessions do I need?

Posted by COSMETICA on Aug 29, 2022 5:10:17 PM

Lymphatic massages have become one of the most popular and revolutionary techniques in recent times. Today we want to dispel any doubts or misconceptions you may have, such as: how much does it cost, how long does it usually take, and how many sessions are necessary? Read on to find out the answers.

As the name implies, this massage is designed to stimulate the lymphatic system in order to benefit our body in various aspects, such as fluid retention problems, aesthetics, strengthening the lymphatic system, and edema.

It is considered a therapeutic procedure, but it also has multiple aesthetic effects, helping us both internally and externally.

Lymphatic drainage can be performed in two situations: by a medical prescription from your doctor or for aesthetic reasons.

In the medical field, it may be prescribed in particular cases of lymphedema, edema related to neurological pathology, rheumatic inflammations, eczema, acne, or sinusitis. If for purely aesthetic reasons, the sessions can help with skin rejuvenation, cellulite treatment, stress, and fatigue.

After-surgery Massage: 

After some surgical procedures, such as liposuction, lymphatic drainage is usually recommended, as this activates the lymphatic circulation, thus avoiding edema and fibrosis, thus helping to regenerate and repair the affected skin and tissues.

Typically, they are performed two weeks after the intervention and will begin with a minimum intensity that will increase as the days go on.

Although lymphatic massage is not mandatory, it is still highly recommended after liposuction. However, only your cosmetic surgeon will advise you on the usefulness of one or more sessions.


In these cases, some benefits are:

  • Alleviate discomfort that may occur during the postoperative period.
  • Accelerate recovery
  • Make the results even more evident.
  • Helping the results to be maintained over time.
  • Reactivate lymphatic circulation 


Keep in mind that it is crucial that the professional who performs the post-surgical massage needs to specialize in this type of treatment. Otherwise, it could cause significant damage to the patient's body.

How long does a session last? 

Depending on the area of the body treated, and the technique used, a lymphatic massage session can last between 30 and 90 minutes. According to specialists, the first 60-minute session's purpose is to stimulate lymphatic flow.

If the treatment stimulates more than one limb, then the duration of the massage should be approximately 90 minutes. However, it is the provider who will guide you through this process, depending on how you respond to the treatment. Several sessions may be necessary to obtain a satisfactory result.

How many sessions are necessary? 

It depends on your goal: for liquid retention 1-5 sessions are enough. In the case of cellulite: between 3 and 10 lymphatic drainages are necessary as a base. The sessions are typically performed twice a week.

For post-surgical massages, the technique should ideally be carried out 1 or 2 days after surgery, as it is preferable to let the body rest. Once this treatment is started, 6-10 sessions are the norm.

If the patient wishes, massages can be performed daily. However, it is better to alternate every other day. The professional in charge will always provide a diagnosis of the state of the edema.

Lymphatic drainage is recommended for all aesthetic surgeries and even to prevent cellulite and deflate bags and dark circles, as it activates the microcirculation.

How much does it cost?

The average cost of a lymphatic massage is $100 USD per session and it ranges between $50 - $150 USD. This price will depend on several factors, such as:


  • The areas to be treated.
  • The number of sessions recommended by the specialist 
  • The level of experience of your provider
  •  The location where the treatment will be performed.

If you are looking for specialists trained in lymphatic massage, at Cosmetica Plastic Surgery, we have specialized professionals committed to providing you with the best care. We work to help you speed up your recovery and improve your overall health and well-being.


Contact us to book your appointment at (772) 337-1717. We look forward to seeing you!

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