I am a Certified Massage Therapist based in West Hollywood, CA. I have hundreds of hands on hours working for some the best cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills and have encountered most cosmetic procedures. My approach is gentle and soothing to ensure your body is able to heal quickly and with minimal complications.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a technique developed for treatment of an accumulation of fluid that occurs after surgery.
MLD is a light touch massage that helps promote the movement of lymphatic fluid through out the body, especially out of the surgical area. It should not be confused with a traditional massage. MLD is specifically focused on the lymph vessels to help the flow of lymphatic fluid.
Post Surgical MLD is applied to both your surgical area and adjacent areas, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area, or “decongest” the region. MLD helps open the remaining functioning lymph collectors and move protein and fluid into them, as well as to help speed up lymph fluid flow through the entire lymphatic system.
For years, outside of the United States, physicians have been using Manual Lymphatic Drainage to improve post-procedural outcomes by increasing lymphatic flow immediately after surgery.
● Shorter recovery times with less complications (e.g. seromas/fluid buildup and hematomas/blood build up)
● Much swifter improvement in swelling and bruising
● Quicker reduction in pain and numbness
● Quicker return of nerve sensation
● Increases the functional mobility (e.g. movement, daily activities) of the body much quicker
Our lymphatic system absorbs fluid, macromolecules, microorganisms, toxins, waste products and foreign substances from the interstitial tissue. The lymphatic flow can stagnate for many reasons, such as: swelling, chronic inflammation, lack of physical activity, stress, fatigue, emotional shock, age, poorly fitted brassieres, or brassieres worn for an excessive amount of time. When lymphatic circulation slows down, the regeneration of cells becomes less effective. This condition allows toxins and proteins to accumulate around the cells, causing cellular oxygenation and tissue regeneration to diminish. With Post Surgical Manual Lymphatic Drainage the Lymphatic system is primed to function at a higher rate to increase your natural rate of healing.