Lymphatic drainage is often recommended to ease swelling, discomfort, and bruising following surgery as well as to rid the body of toxins. At the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., a maxillofacial, general, and plastic surgery credentialed surgeon, offers lymphatic drainage to residents living in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and the surrounding areas who want to promote healing and optimal health.
WHAT IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE?
The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system that is responsible for transporting white blood cells, nutrients, and oxygen throughout the body. Lymph flow may slow down following surgeries leaving the body slow to heal or recover from invasive procedures. It also slows when the body is taxed due to an unhealthy lifestyle. Lymphatic drainage massage is a technique used to help increase lymph flow and ultimately remove harmful substances and toxins from the body.
Lymphatic drainage massage is also done to promote faster healing following cosmetic surgeries other invasive procedures. This technique boosts tissue regeneration during the healing process and can reduce bruising, swelling, and even scarring.
WHY CONSIDER LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
Lymphatic drainage has been proven to speed healing as well as reduce bruising and scarring following surgery. It also is beneficial to people simply wanting to rid their bodies of toxins that cause inflammation and a run-down feeling.
At the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eberle understands the benefits of lymphatic drainage and recommends it to his patients following cosmetic surgeries. In fact, patients at the Weston Center receive two complimentary lymphatic drainage treatments following cosmetic procedures performed by our staff to help speed healing and reduce bruising and swelling.
BENEFITS OF LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE
In addition to its positive effects on patients post-surgery, lymphatic drainage offers the following benefits:
Improves tone and texture of the skin
Boosts the immune system
Performed in a calm environment
HOW DOES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE WORK?
Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently massaging the areas of the body where lymph nodes are located. The goal of the treatment is to stimulate the natural release of lymph into the bloodstream so that it can carry the nutrients and cells to areas of the body while picking up waste and toxins to ultimately get rid of them. This treatment requires a specific amount of pressure in a very rhythmic order of circular motions to promote lymph flow.
For surgical patients, lymphatic drainage is done about one week post-surgery depending on the procedure, and typically treatment takes about an hour to complete. The number of treatments varies with each patient. Those receiving it as part of the healing process may want a few treatments as they heal while others receive lymphatic drainage as part of a plan to achieve and maintain optimal health.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE PREPARATION
We recommend that patients must drink lots of water a few days prior to the treatments to prepare the body for lymphatic drainage massage. Additionally, we recommend patients wear loose clothing to the treatments.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE RECOVERY
Immediately following the lymphatic drainage massage, we recommend that patients drink lots of water to promote the elimination of the toxins. Lymphatic drainage massage results in a very relaxed, light feeling. Some patients want to rest for an extended period. While that is recommended for those recovering from surgery, it is not necessary for many patients. We recommend going about the day as normal.
HOW MUCH DOES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE COST?
The cost of lymphatic drainage varies based on the number of treatments and whether it is performed with other cosmetic treatments. For patients undergoing cosmetic surgeries at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, two complimentary lymphatic drainage sessions are provided to help promote faster healing. Financing is available.
IS LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE RIGHT FOR ME?
If you have swollen lymph nodes, feel your circulation is not optimal due to injury or surgical recovery, or other issues that affect lymph flow, a lymphatic drainage massage may be right for you. This treatment eliminates toxins and waste and returns the body to optimal health.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
We recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Eberle to talk about what lymphatic drainage massage can do for you. If you are planning to have cosmetic surgery at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, we recommend you discuss including lymphatic drainage massage as part of your healing process.
Lymphatic drainage massage helps eliminate toxins and waste from the body by stimulating the lymphatic system. At the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S, a maxillofacial, general, and plastic surgery credentialed surgeon, perform lymphatic drainage massage on people living in and around Fort Lauderdale, FL who want to speed the healing process and achieve and maintain optimal health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.