What is Post-operative lymphatic drainage?

Post-operative lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle massage technique specifically designed to help reduce swelling and fluid buildup after surgery. Surgery can damage lymph vessels, which are part of your lymphatic system, making it harder for fluid to drain away from the surgical site. This can lead to swelling, discomfort, and even infection.

MLD helps to:

  • Reduce swelling and edema
  • Improve circulation
  • Promote healing
  • Reduce pain and discomfort
  • Minimize scar tissue formation
  • Boost the immune system

Who can benefit from post-operative MLD?

Anyone who has had surgery can potentially benefit from MLD, but it is especially helpful for people who have had:

  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery

When to start post-operative MLD?

The best time to start MLD will vary depending on the type of surgery you have had and your doctor’s recommendations. In some cases, you may be able to start MLD as early as 24 hours after surgery. However, it is important to get your doctor’s approval before starting any type of massage after surgery.

What to expect during a post-operative MLD session?

A post-operative MLD session will typically last for 60 to 90 minutes. The massage therapist will use light, rhythmic strokes to move fluid away from the surgical site towards healthy lymph nodes. The massage should be very gentle and should not cause any pain.

How often should you have post-operative MLD?

The number of MLD sessions you need will vary depending on your individual needs. However, you may typically need several sessions per week for the first few weeks after surgery.


  • It is important to find a qualified massage therapist who is trained in post-operative MLD.
  • You should not have MLD if you have any infections, active bleeding, or blood clots.
  • Be sure to tell your massage therapist about any medications you are taking.

Here are some additional tips for reducing swelling after surgery:

  • Wear compression garments as directed by your doctor.
  • Elevate the surgical site above your heart as much as possible.
  • Apply ice packs to the surgical site for short periods of time.
  • Engage in light exercise, as approved by your doctor.

If you are considering post-operative MLD, be sure to talk to your doctor to see if it is right for you.


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