Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Following VASER liposuction and Renuvion (J-Plazty) skin tightening, the aftercare is as important as the surgery itself. To ensure you get the best possible results with as few complications as possible, excellent aftercare is essential. The aftercare includes maintaining excellent compression with compression garments and regular manual lymphatic drainage massage. 

What is Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a type of therapeutic massage treatment. It has many beneficial effects for your general health. We always recommend this type of massage is carried out by a qualified MLD therapist. However, certain elements should also be practised at home and help supplement your recovery. The key motion is achieved by light pressure and long, gentle, rhythmic strokes to increase the flow of lymph and reduce toxins in your body.

What does lymphatic drainage massage do?

Performing lymphatic drainage massage can help both the entire body as well as improve the texture of the skin.

The lymphatic drainage can:

  • reduce the chance of minor colds and viruses – helps the body fight off infection
  • help reduce water retention – lymph system has no pump; if you sit for a long time without moving, the lymph can’t flow easily which may cause swelling in the fingers and feet
  • boost weight loss –  an improved lymphatic system will improve your metabolic rate, which helps you burn calories more efficiently.

Lymphatic drainage massage improves skin texture :

  • gives you clean, healthy pores
  • reduces swelling, puffiness and blotches
  • speeds up healing in scar tissue
  • helps to reduce cellulite; the massage increases blood flow and circulation

Lymphatic drainage massage at Rejuvence Clinic

We provide our own in house dedicated Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage service at Rejuvence Clinic. Our massage therapist specialises in Lymphatic Drainage Massage and has a wealth of experience with treating patients who have had VASER liposuction and specifically Renuvion skin tightening. She qualified from Brazil and has a fantastic reputation. She is extremely skilled and works closely with Dr Ghani to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients. We always recommend booking in all your post-operative massage sessions with Rejuvence Clinic. 

Esther Frediani

How does lymphatic drainage massage help after liposuction?

Lymphatic drainage massage is especially helpful after VASER liposuction and Renuvion. It helps to quickly remove the build up fluid in the tissues. Following surgery the body’s natural response is to produce a lot of fluid that gets trapped in the treated areas. In addition there is always some residual fluid left behind from the tumescent local anaesthetic that is used to perform the procedure. 


After Renuvion (J-Plazty) skin tightening the underside of the skin can swell up more than VASER liposuction alone and hence compression and lymphatic drainage are even more important. Lymphatic drainage massage helps tremendously with this fluid build up and also to ensure the skin is looked after and recovers well.

What is the lymph system?

The lymph system transports nutrients and oxygen to cells, whilst collecting toxins on the way and successfully flushing them out through the lymph nodes. However, the lymph system does not have a pump like the heart does to help push the lymphatic fluid around. This is where the lymphatic drainage massage helps, as it provides the guidance needed to have an effective method of moving the fluid.

Lymphatic drainage massage should be carried out by an expert

Manual lymphatic drainage massage is very different to conventional massage techniques. It is very important this is carried out by a qualified massage therapist who is trained in MLD and has experience of treating clients who have had liposuction. Massage that is too aggressive can result in poor results. After most of our VASER liposuction and Renuvion procedures we recommend at least 5 to 10 sessions depending on the type of treatment you have received. 

Book your Lymphatic Drainage Massage at Rejuvence Clinic

We recommend all our clients arrange their massage sessions with us. We can provide a bespoke package price of 5 or 10 sessions and this can also be incorporated into your overall treatment price. Patients who have had liposuction treatments elsewhere in the UK and abroad are also more than welcome to use our service. 


We always remind our clients that the surgery is only 50% of the job. Excellent aftercare is just as important and Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage is an essential part of this. 


We are in the midst of a pandemic and it is essential that we maintain the safety of our patients as staff above all else. Before attending Rejuvence Clinic for your appointment please review the following safety guidelines. 


If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms, or if you live with someone with COVID-19 or someone with symptoms, please notify us immediately.


If you or someone you live with has any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, fever, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, new loss of taste or smell, you MUST NOT attend. Please call us immediately and we will reschedule your appointment.


Once you arrive at clinic, please press the intercom. Upon answering you will be asked to come into the building and wait in the lobby. You will be met by one of our staff. 

Everyone must have a wellness check prior to coming in:

  • You must wear a face mask at all times
  • We will check your temperature with a no-touch wall mounted thermometer. If you have a high temperature you will be asked to leave and we will reschedule your appointment. 
  • Please do not bring anyone else with you to your appointment. This is to minimise risk to both staff and patients.
  • Please sanitise your hands using the wall mounted alcohol no-touch sanitiser. 
  • Please wear shoe covers before entering. 


Only patients with scheduled appointments will be allowed into the clinic.  You must come alone – no guests, family, or and friends can come with you into our clinic at this time.

No walk-ins are allowed, only scheduled appointments. Please call us on 0207 531 6600 or Whatsapp us on 07504 552772 with any questions or to purchase products.


All staff, and anyone entering our clinic will be wearing masks. Depending on your treatment, clinicians may also wear goggles and face shields. Our staff will have daily wellness checks including temperature readings and symptom monitoring.

We appreciate you abiding by our safety guidelines to keep our staff, other patients, and our community healthy.


Vulnerable people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 should only leave home for medical care and essential activities. Virtual consultations are available with Rejuvence Clinic. Please contact us directly at 0207 531 6600 or Whatsapp on 07504 552772 to schedule your virtual consultation.


We appreciate you abiding by our safety guidelines to keep our staff, other patients, and our community healthy.

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