Plastic surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the world. Millions of people undergo some form of plastic surgery each year, and the numbers continue to grow. While there are many different types of plastic surgery, lymphatic drainage after plastic surgery is one of the most important steps that you can take to ensure a safe and successful procedure.
Lymphatic drainage has been around since the early days of plastic surgery. The first documented case of lymphatic drainage after plastic surgery was in the early 1900s, when a German surgeon used it to treat a patient who had undergone a mastectomy. Lymphatic drainage is a vital part of the healing process after any type of surgery, but it is especially important after plastic surgery.
Lymphatic drainage is necessary after plastic surgery because it helps to remove lymphatic fluid from the area of the surgery. Lymphatic fluid is a clear, watery fluid that contains white blood cells and other materials. It is produced by the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and nodes that runs throughout the body. The lymphatic system helps to fight infection and remove waste products from the body.
If the lymphatic fluid from the area is not drained properly , it can cause lymphoedema. Lymphoedema is a condition that causes swelling in the arms or legs. It can be painful and debilitating, and it can lead to serious infections. Lymphatic drainage after plastic surgery helps to prevent lymphoedema.
The benefits of lymphatic drainage include:
– reduced swelling
– reduced pain
– reduced the risk of lymphoedema
– improved healing time
– improved cosmetic outcome.
If you are considering plastic surgery, make sure to talk to your surgeon about lymphatic drainage, and set up the appointments with a certified lymphatic drainage therapist.
Here at The Supine Studio, our therapist Bailey is our Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
Most recently, she became certified in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), a non-invasive treatment for those living with lymphedema.