Do Most of You Refer Your Patients for Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Post Surgery?

What is the protocol for patient aftercare after surgery, whether facial lift, eye surgery, post plastic surgery of breasts, body? Is a referral to a lymphatic drainage therapist part of the post healing strategy?

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Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Post Surgery?

A referral for a lymphatic drainage specialist is not a routtine part of every cosmetic surgery I perform. Some procedures may be associated with more swelling than others and I offer it as an option to some of my patients who undergo body contouring surgery.

Peter A Aldea, MD

Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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