Advanced IV Hydration

Conveniently located to serve Seattle and Bellevue

At RP Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of a holistic approach to plastic surgery to enhance post-operative recovery. When a person has nutritional deficiencies prior to surgery this can directly impact their surgical outcome. Therefore, RP plastic surgery offers advanced intravenous hydration, vitamin and micronutrient therapies specifically designed to improve your body’s natural healing processes. The infusions assist in surgical recovery by reducing inflammation, increasing immune function, reducing bleeding, increasing protein synthesis for collagen formation to minimize scarring and to decrease postoperative pain. The infusions are administered before and after your surgery, as an integral part of our commitment to your overall health and well-being.

IV therapy is much more effective than oral vitamins because your body is able to absorb a significantly larger amount of the nutrients directly into the bloodstream. Whereas, when you take the vitamin by mouth, much of the nutrients is lost to digestion. Due to this, you will feel the positive effects of the nutrients faster after your IV treatment.

The Importance of IV Hydration in Your Surgical Journey

Administering 1-2 IV hydration infusions before and after your surgery can significantly improve your recovery by rehydrating your body, increasing hemodynamic stability and decreasing postoperative nausea and vomiting to facilitate a smoother and quicker healing process.

Essential Nutrients in Our IV vitamin and mineral Formula

  • Vitamin C: A cornerstone of wound healing, with hemostasis and analgesic properties. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also bolsters your immune system, playing a crucial role in your recovery.
  • B-Complex Vitamins: These vitamins are vital for nerve function, red blood cell production, and overall cellular health, contributing to a robust wound healing process.
  • Vitamin B12: Essential for energy, B12 helps in metabolizing fats and proteins, maintaining the balance your body needs during recovery.
  • Zinc: This nutrient is known for its immune-boosting and wound-healing properties.
  • Magnesium: Magnesium aids in relaxation, improves sleep quality, and alleviates muscle fatigue, contributing to a more comfortable recovery phase.

RP Plastic Surgery’s personalized IV therapy approach

Under expert guidance, your IV treatment is tailored to meet the unique demands of your body and specific plastic surgery procedures. This personalized approach ensures you receive the precise nutrients required for optimal recovery.

Financing Options

Financing is available to ensure our treatments are accessible. Our staff can provide more information and assist you in choosing a suitable payment method.

Investment in Your Health

While there is a cost associated with IV hydration therapy, it is an investment in your health and well-being. The benefits of a faster, more comfortable recovery process can be invaluable, especially when undergoing plastic surgery.

FAQs: Understanding IV Hydration in Surgical Care with Dr. Parikh

  • What is IV hydration therapy?

    IV hydration therapy involves administering crystalloid fluids to increase hydration and maintain your fluid balance. This method ensures maximum absorption and effectiveness, especially important for surgical patients.

  • What is IV vitamin and mineral therapy?

    IV Vitamin and mineral therapy is an infusion of specific vitamins and minerals in appropriate dosage to enhance your healing process and improve your postoperative recovery.

  • How does IV hydration benefit plastic surgery patients?

    IV hydration prepares the body for surgery and aids in a faster, more effective recovery. It provides essential nutrients that support wound healing, immune function, and overall well-being.

  • What nutrients are included in the IV hydration and vitamin packages?

    Our IV hydration includes normal saline infusions. The vitamin and mineral packages include: Vitamin C, B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Magnesium, each playing a crucial role in the recovery process.

  • How many IV hydration sessions are recommended for surgery patients?

    We typically recommend 1-2 sessions before and 1-2 sessions after surgery, depending on individual patient needs.

  • Can IV hydration therapy be personalized for each patient?

    Yes, the IV therapy is based on the individual’s health needs and the specific requirements of the surgical procedure.

  • Is IV hydration therapy safe?

    Absolutely. Under expert guidance, IV hydration therapy is performed with the highest safety standards and is tailored to each patient’s health profile.

  • How long does an IV hydration session last?

    Each session typically lasts between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the personalized treatment plan.

  • Will I feel any discomfort during the IV therapy?

    Most patients experience minimal to no discomfort. You might feel a slight pinch upon needle insertion, but the process is generally relaxing.

  • Can IV hydration therapy speed up my recovery process?

    Yes, by delivering essential nutrients directly to your bloodstream, IV hydration can enhance your body’s natural healing process, potentially speeding up recovery.

  • How do I schedule an IV hydration therapy session with RP Plastic Surgery?

    You can schedule a session by contacting our office. Our team will assist you in arranging an appointment that fits your pre or post-operative schedule.

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Interested in learning how IV hydration therapy can benefit your surgical experience? Contact our office to discuss your options or to schedule a consultation for a customized IV hydration plan.



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