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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 8(4); 2010 > Article
엠엘디(MLD)가 안면성형수술 후 스트레스, 부종 감소에 미치는 영향
민자영, 김형주
The Effect of Manual Lymph Drainage on the Reduction of Stress and Edema after Facial Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Ja-Young Min, Hyung-Joo Kim
This study is based on the experiment of the effects of MLD(Manual Lymph Drainage) on the stress among plastic surgery patients due to edema, pain and bruise. Anxiety, resulting in a physiological change, has a negative effect on the process of recovery. The main purpose of this study is to maximize the result of plastic surgeries through MLD treatment and help the patients who fail to recover at a fast rate. Twenty six women aging from 20 to 30 were randomly selected from a private plastic surgery clinic in Gyeonggi-do who had facial surgeries on the eyelids and the nose between February 16th and May 6th in 2009. On the day of surgeries, their pulses and blood pressures from both groups were measured before and after the surgeries and the cortisol saliva was measured before sleeping and after waking up. The experiment had been processed everyday for 6 days since the first day of the surgeries and the cortisol saliva was measured after 7 days. According to the result of the experiment on the reduction of stress hormone, the level of the cortisol saliva decreased in the experimental group whereas it increased in the control group when the cortisol saliva was measured before sleeping and after waking up. And, compared to the control group, the grade on the edema of the experimental group was rapidly dropped as time passed after two days of treatment with MLD. As a result, MLD helped the anxious patients relieve their both mental and physical conditions, reduce the stress hormones and have less edema resulting in quick recovery without any inconvenience to get back to their normal status in the efficient way.
Key words: MLD, Cortisol, Stress, Edema, Pain, Aesthetic plastic
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