Houston & Pearland, TX

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lymphatic drainage massage, or manual lymphatic drainage, is a method to relieve painful swelling caused by chronic illness or medical treatment. The massage will help move fluid buildup toward the body’s lymph nodes to help reduce the affected tissue area. You should be able to enjoy the results of your plastic surgery procedures – don’t let pain hold you back!

Premier Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art medical spa offering surgical and non-surgical treatments to restore and rejuvenate your body and skin. Dr. Hankins provides lymphatic drainage massage services to men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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What is a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

A lymphatic drainage massage is a gentle massage technique that directs fluid buildup, known as “lymphedema.” Lymphedema occurs when tissue retains fluid instead of sending it along the body’s lymphatic system. A medical procedure can often disrupt this natural process, leading to uncomfortable and painful swelling in the treatment areas.

An experienced plastic surgeon provider will offer lymphatic drainage massage after a medical procedure to help release lymphatic fluid in tissues and redirect it to the lymph nodes. Premier Plastic Surgery is happy to provide lymphatic drainage massage so that every patient may be as comfortable as possible after their procedures.

What are the benefits of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

A lymphatic drainage massage can provide the following benefits:

  • Soothing and relief in areas of swelling
  • Reduced fluid buildup
  • Redirection of fluid to lymph nodes, where it may be reabsorbed properly

Who are the best candidates for a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

The best candidates for a lymphatic drainage massage are patients who may be experiencing the following:

  • Painful swelling in an area that recently received surgical treatment
  • Patients who have fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other illness disrupting the natural lymphatic process

Patients should not seek a lymphatic drainage massage if they are prone to blood clots, experiencing heart or kidney issues, or are currently undergoing an infection.

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage First Step

What’s the
first step?

Please schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hankins. He will be able to review your medical history and identify whether a lymphatic drainage massage or other procedures may be beneficial to mitigating or reducing your pain.

Dr. Hankins welcomes patients from Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston. ​​Contact Premier Plastic Surgery, and our friendly staff will help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss all available options.

What to Expect on the Day of Lymphatic Drainage Massage Treatment

On the day of your appointment, an experienced member of our staff will identify the areas of your body that need drainage and gently massage the affected tissue. Our staff will also be able to help guide you regarding massage techniques that you may perform at home for continued pain relief.

Multiple appointments may be necessary, particularly when treating chronic conditions.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Recovery

Few patients experience pain after a lymphatic drainage massage. The purpose of the massage is to experience relief! 

However, some patients may experience headaches, nausea, or fatigue after receiving a lymphatic drainage massage. These symptoms should eventually subside.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage Cost

How much does a Lymphatic Drainage Massage cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of a Lymphatic Drainage Massage procedure will depend on several factors, including the severity of each individual patient’s case and the number of sessions necessary to achieve reduced pain and swelling in the longer term.

We don’t want finances to prevent you from getting the cosmetic surgery you want and deserve. To that end, Dr. Christopher Hankins is committed to making it as affordable as possible, including offering alternative financing solutions to his patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

We understand that sometimes it can be challenging to pay for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hankins and his entire team at Premier Plastic Surgery want to ensure that your choice of procedures is as affordable as possible. One way we do that is by offering complimentary consultations to all our patients.

Please note: We charge a no-show fee for consultations and require a credit card to schedule an appointment.

We offer several payment options, including CareCredit and United Medical Credit. If you have any questions about the fees or financing for your treatment or procedure, please don’t hesitate to ask.

We also accept:

  • Cash or Check: personal check, cashier’s check, or cash
  • American Express
  • VISA
  • MasterCard
  • Discover

Payment is due in full before the start of treatment. You can use payment options individually or in any combination you choose. Feel free to contact our office about your financing options.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Christopher Hankins, MD, is a plastic surgeon specializing in facial, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

Dr. Hankins served as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lake Jackson Hospital from 2011 to 2014 and continues to treat wound care patients at his Premier Surgery Center and Lake Jackson Hospital.

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Hankins has authored 19 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial boards of four medical journals and as a reviewer on three others. He has been a presenter on various plastic surgical topics at the regional, national, and international levels.

Dr. Hankins has participated in plastic surgery medical missions in Peru, Bolivia, and Pakistan, where he performed several surgical procedures on disadvantaged children and adults. He sits on the Boards of Directors of the Agris-Zindler Children’s Foundation and the House of Charity.

Dr. Hankins treats patients in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring communities of South Houston, but no matter where you come from, you will be in expert hands!

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Lymphatic Drainage Massage FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re wondering if a lymphatic drainage massage is proper, don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule a free, personal consultation. You’ll be able to have all your questions answered and your concerns addressed before you decide.

Premier Plastic Surgery will help you determine if lymphatic drainage massage is the right choice to help you reduce your pain and appreciate your body. We proudly serve Houston, Pearland, and Lake Jackson residents, as well as the surrounding communities of South Houston.

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