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Squeezing Off The Weight

A soothing massage procedure has become a hit among the Instagram set for its rapid, slimming side effect

It was about six months ago when Dr. Ryan Neinstein noticed an unexpected uptick in the number of patients making appointments—not for the usual nips and tucks but rather for prods and pulls. They were requesting lymphatic drainage massage, a procedure the Manhattan liposuction specialist normally offers to patients recovering from invasive procedures. It eases postoperative swelling by coaxing fluid out of soft tissues.

“These were people we’ve never operated on requesting our masseuses to work

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