Understanding Lymphatic Drainage Following Plastic Surgery Procedures

Facial plastic surgery is a reliable and effective way of addressing imperfections that may be bothersome, whether it is fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face or poor facial contours. When seeking plastic surgery at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery, we may educate you on ways to facilitate faster healing after your procedure, such as lymphatic drainage. In fact, Dr. Wayne Larrabee encourages his patients to consider this type of massage following their plastic surgery.

What Is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage, or manual therapy, that focuses on improving the flow and circulation of lymph fluid throughout the body. This type of massage is meant to benefit overall health by:

  • Reducing swelling
  • Boosting immunity
  • Removing toxins from your system
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Aiding in tissue repair following surgery

This particular massage technique has been used for centuries as part of traditional healing practices and other holistic modalities. It continues to be a great way to facilitate faster healing after certain elective surgeries at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, WA.

Why Is Lymphatic Drainage Important After Plastic Surgery Procedures?

Lymphatic drainage is critical in the healing process after plastic surgery procedures. This type of massage helps improve the functionality of the lymphatic system, the system that is responsible for moving fluids throughout the body and carrying away toxins, waste, and other debris from cells and tissues. Following plastic surgery, it is important to promote good lymphatic flow so that swelling can be minimized, as well as any potential complications due to poor tissue health or infection. Additionally, lymphatic drainage can stimulate collagen production, helping to reduce scarring while also improving overall skin tone and texture. Lymphatic drainage has been shown to provide numerous benefits following plastic surgery procedures, including reduced swelling, less pain, improved circulation, and decreased recovery time.

How Do I Learn More About Aftercare Following My Plastic Surgery Procedure?

Whether you are undergoing a brow lift or rhinoplasty, you may benefit from scheduling a lymphatic drainage massage after your procedure. If you are ready to discuss this service with the provider at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery, call 206-386-3550 to request time to speak to our professionals about your unique needs.

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