What Is Lymphatic Drainage?

Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage therapy used to improve the body’s ability to flush out excess toxins, fluids, and waste materials, including fat cells. By stimulating specific points in the lymph system, this technique encourages the elimination of these substances and helps reduce inflammation, pain, and tension following surgical procedures on the body.

What Are the Benefits of Lymphatic Massage for Drainage?

There are several benefits of lymphatic massage for drainage following a plastic surgery procedure. This type of massage can help reduce swelling and bruising, improve circulation, reduce nerve damage, relieve pain and discomfort caused by the surgery, increase the range of motion of affected areas and promote overall healing. Additionally, it helps to smooth out scar tissue to minimize the appearance of any visible marks left over from the operation.

How Is Lymphatic Drainage Used in Plastic Surgery?

Lymphatic drainage is used in plastic surgery to help reduce post-operative inflammation and edema (swelling). Lymphatic massage can be performed before or after a surgical procedure, depending on your needs. During this treatment, pressure is applied at specific points around the body where lymph nodes are located. This pressure helps move lymphatic fluid (which carries waste and toxins away from the body) more efficiently throughout the body, thus reducing inflammation and edema.

Should I Integrate Lymphatic Massage With My Plastic Surgery Date?

It is crucial to speak to your doctor at The Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery before undergoing any treatment for drainage following plastic surgery. They can help determine if this type of massage is appropriate for you and will be able to offer advice on the best course of action. Additionally, they can provide recommendations on which massage therapists specialize in this treatment so that you get the most benefit possible.

Learn More About Lymphatic Drainage and Massage With Plastic Surgery

With the proper care and attention, lymphatic drainage can help restore normal function after a plastic surgery procedure and minimize any visible signs or symptoms related to it. Call 206-386-3550 to speak to our team about lymphatic drainage and how to manage it before or after your plastic surgery date.

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