After any kind of surgery, the skin can build up adhesions. This adhesion is present in the process of scarring and is an unnatural accumulation of elements in the form of bands which abnormally connect two or more surfaces of tissues and disturb the body functions.
What is fibrosis of the skin after liposuction?
After any kind of surgery, the skin can build up adhesions. This adhesion is present in the process of scarring and is an unnatural accumulation of elements in the form of bands which abnormally connect two or more surfaces of tissues and disturb the body functions. Such adhesions may arise from surgical procedures, trauma, and radiations during the process of wound repair, especially when the process is unbalanced. These adhesions may be made up of atoms, molecules, cells, and tissues. They hinder organ movements and may block blood supply and nutrition to the organs, causing pain and decreasing organ functioning. Fibrosis wont present itself until about 4 weeks postOp; it is not possible to acknowledge it as such prior to this point of time.
Soft tissue mobilization to the rescue
Ergonomically designed instruments are used to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure.
The technique IASTM itself is said to be a modern evolution from Traditional Chinese Medicine called Gua Sha. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) is a new range of tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individuals diagnosed with soft tissue dysfunction.
But exactly how does it work?
The introduction of controlled microtrauma to affected soft tissue structure causes the stimulation of a local inflammatory response. Microtrauma initiates reabsorption of inappropriate fibrosis or excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities resulting in remodeling of affected soft tissue structures. Adhesions within the soft tissue which may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, repeated strain or other mechanisms, are broken down allowing full functional restoration to occur. The client receives a clay masque application under infrared lighting. The treatment is concluded with a soothing lymphatic massage moving fluid towards major lymph nodes.