Pre-Post Cosmetic Surgery Aftercare

We have devised a comprehensive after care treatment plan, suitable for pre-post op clients in need of lymphatic drainage massage in Southampton.

Chris Arscott

The majority of recent clients that come to have lymphatic drainage massage, have been referred by a GP or surgeon before and after cosmetic surgery operations, especially liposuction’s and BBL’s. We call this pre-op and post-op massage. Lymphatic Drainage Massage promotes detoxification, reduces the fluid retention and oedemas, accelerates healing and minimizes the pain, bruising and scarring. Done correctly, Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a necessary complement to your cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, any good surgeon worth his salt should say the same.



It is recommended that you have 2-6 treatments prior to surgery; ideally the 1-2 weeks and then 1-2 days before surgery. The increase in lymphatic flow facilitates the healing process by priming the nodes and clearing out the body’s fluids and cellular debris, cleansing future incision sites making ready to operate and keeping free from infection. A firmer, drained skin is also preferable to a surgeon when making incisions, it helps keep them even and scars heal neater after. This is often over-looked, even by those clients who have done lots of research prior to their surgery, as some doctors may be keen to just take your money. But if your spending £5,000 or even £20,000 surely you’d want the best chance of that perfect result your hoping for? If your planning on having your surgery abroad, then do get in touch for a chat beforehand, so we can be part of your preparations and aftercare.


2-6 treatments are also recommended post-op, which can start 24-hours after surgery (with GP’s approval), and is ideal at this time as depending on which surgery you have – but you will probably still have ‘drains/tubes’ in your abdomen and groin. If you opt for surgery abroad, then we can start just as soon as your fit to fly and return home again. The surgeries incisions can damage the lymph vessels, which can depress the function of the lymphatic system. It takes about 2 weeks for these vessels to start to regenerate naturally, so in this case, MLD is used to stimulate the temporary rerouting of lymph to functional vessels and nodes and reduce the swelling, pain, bruising. 

To get the best results from a procedure and see visible results, recover quicker – Lymphatic Drainage Massage is really a no-brainer.  Why would you not want the best aftercare following an expensive cosmetic surgery? MLD is proven to aid in healing and the successful outcome following many types of cosmetic procedures.

Procedures that Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help with:

·        Abdominoplasty (tummy tucks, full or mini)

·        Fat re-modelling and BBL (Brazilian butt lifts)

·        Liposuction / Vaser Lipo

·        Breast augmentations or reductions

·        Breast reconstructions / Lollipop Lifts

·        Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

·        Facelifts

·        Forehead/brow lifts

·        Limb Amputation

 If you have multiple procedures simultaneously (liposuction, tummy tuck, lifts and re-modelling etc), Lymphatic Drainage Massage will be even more necessary to address swelling and associated tissue hardness. Discomfort, swelling and bruising are common after these procedures and the flow of lymph can be seriously compromised by surgery, which can result in pockets of fluid, dimpled/uneven skin, scar tissue along with the general soreness and bruising you may feel in your stomach, buttocks and thighs.

Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. Putting time into researching the best surgeons and clinics is arduous enough, but did you consider the after care? Who can help with swelling, bruising, muscle imbalances and scar tissue that risks all the benefits of the surgery you just received? 

We are here to help your healing, with a very gentle and experienced touch

We have devised a comprehensive after care treatment plan, suitable for pre-post op clients in need of lymphatic drainage massage.

Pre-Post Op Care Package   £300


In depth Consultation and Health Questionnaire (with optional before and after photos and circumference measurements) followed by heaps of useful aftercare advise

6 sessions (1 hour each) of Tailored Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage (Can be split as you require: 2 pre-op & 4 post-op sessions, 3 pre-op & 3 post-op etc.)

You can even use our aftercare packages to have 6 pre-op sessions, and then another package of 6 post-op sessions – for optimal results in this critical recovery phase. 

Once your Lymph system has fully recovered, say a month after surgery, we can also test to see if your ready to progress onto the next phase of treatment – smoothing out the lumps and bumps, breaking down of scar tissue, treating muscle imbalances, postural alignment and skin toning. This phase can be completed on further packages, or you can continue on an hourly basis .

Lymphatic Drainage Massage is also available in hourly sessions at £60/hr 

If you’re in the Southampton area and you are researching a cosmetic surgery and considering Lymphatic Drainage Massage, get in touch with the experts at Meridian Massage and book a consultation or call us for a friendly chat.