General surgery, cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic surgery  and MLD

MLD speeds up recovery the body's recovery from surgery. How many sessions you will need depends on several factors.

Ideally your surgeon should have talked with you and recommended having Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) treatment after your surgery as it speeds up the healing process.

As a consequence of surgery there will be bruising and swelling initially. It takes time for the skin and tissues to recover. The amount bruising and swelling depends on whether you bruise easily and the surgery you have had done. It can take weeks for the swelling to go naturally which can initially be frustrating as you are hoping to see the new you quicker. That's where MLD comes in. Frequent sessions (2-3 times a week to begin with), one hour in duration are recommended for several weeks before a reduction in the frequency occurs.  

For cosmetic surgery, once compression garments are removed the swelling in the area may increase which is why MLD remains beneficial for several weeks after this.