The importance of lymphatic drainage after surgery

Lymphatic drainage is a process that helps to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. It is an integral part of the body’s natural detoxification system, and it can be especially beneficial for people who have undergone plastic surgery. At The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA, we encourage patients to consider the benefits of lymphatic drainage and how it works to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of complications such as infection.

What is lymphatic drainage, exactly?

When you have surgery, your body is working hard to heal the incisions and repair the tissue. This can lead to swelling and fluid buildup in the area around the surgery site. Lymphatic drainage can help to reduce this swelling by promoting the movement of lymph fluid through the body.

What are the advantages of lymphatic drainage services following surgical procedures?

There are many benefits of lymphatic drainage after plastic surgery. This type of therapy can help to:

  • reduce swelling
  • lessen bruising
  • promote healing
  • reduce the risk of infection
  • improve the appearance of scars

Dr. Wayne Larrabee talks with patients before their procedures to help them understand the benefits of lymphatic drainage as part of their aftercare instructions. Many of our patients find that this can ensure faster recovery and reduce issues post-op, including bruising and swelling typically after plastic surgeries.

Schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about lymphatic drainage after surgery

If you are considering plastic surgery, be sure to talk to Dr. Wane Larrabee and his team about the importance of lymphatic drainage. This therapy can help you recover from your surgery faster and with less discomfort. Call 206-386-3550 to request your consultation appointment with our team and discuss your needs at our Seattle, WA, office.

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