MLD and Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery - Speeding up recovery
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more and more people are making the decision to enhance their appearance through cosmetic surgery. Some of the most popular procedures opted for by men and women include breast augmentation, eyelid, face and neck lifts, liposuction and rhinoplasty.
A downside of cosmetic surgery is the initial after-effects, such as swelling and bruising, which are experienced by patients post-surgery. The time it takes for the skin to recover can differ from person to person due to many factors such as age, general health, lifestyle etc., however, a course of MLD treatments after cosmetic surgery makes the healing process MUCH faster.
What is Manual Lymph Drainage and how can it help?
Described as "One of the best kept secets on the health and beauty scene", M.L.D. is intensely relaxing and consists of very gentle, light touch movements that improve the efficiency of the lymphatic system - the body's waste disposal system. It stimulates and increases the rate of removal of waste products, toxins and excess fluid from the body's tissues.
M.L.D. is regularly prescribed in Europe to improve healing and reduce recovery time after cosmetic surgery. Treatment pre- and post- surgery is often recommended to get the lymphatic system in peak condition to help reduce the swelling and bruising, keep it operating at optimum levels to accelerate the healing process, encourage better scar formation and ultimately reveal the new you in less time.
Are there any side effects to the treatment?
There are usually no bad side effects and it is perfectly safe to eat before and after an M.L.D. treatment. It helps to drink some water after your treatment and you may need to go to the toilet more often, as the re-energised lymphatic system starts to recycle excess fluid and waste. After an M.L.D. treatment, you should feel more relaxed and clear headed.
Finding a Therapist
M.L.D. is a specialised form of massage, so it is important that a properly trained therapist delivers the treatment. To find an accredited M.L.D. practitioner near you, visit the MLD Ireland website at www.mldireland.com. MLD Ireland members are qualified, insured and up-to-date in their education and practice.