Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD, lymphatic massage) for plastic surgery patients boston lymphatic massage

If you landed on this page, you are most likely recovering from a plastic surgery. I know exactly how you might be feeling right now. I work with patients like you on a daily basis. You might be in pain, your skin may be bruised and numb here and there, you might feel like there’s puffiness or fluid accumulation, and your scars may be healing very slowly. And you might be anxious – about the end results of the procedure, about being in pain, and limited in movement and activities of daily living. I am here to help! I use Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage as a rehab therapy for skin and tissues affected by cosmetic surgery.

Benefits of MLD for cosmetic surgery patients

Manual lymph drainage is indispensable in preparation and recovery phases of a cosmetic surgery.
The benefits of manual lymph drainage are the following:

– Reduction of swelling, hematoma, and pain
– Reduction of skin numbness
– Reduction of risk of infection
– Improved blood circulation in the area
– More esthetic-looking, smaller scar formation
– Minimization of fibrosis, and keloid scar tissue
– Deep relaxation effect on the nervous system

Types of cosmetic procedures supported with MLD pre- and postoperatively

Face-lift
Breast lift (mastopexy)
Breast augmentation
Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
Liposuction
Thigh and body lifting
Upper arm rejuvenation
Upper eyelid blephoroplasty
Lower eyelid blephoroplasty
Transconjunctival blephoroplasty
Rhinoplasty

MLD Rates & Special Pricing

These links are clickable and bookable online:
(credit card information will be necessary to hold your appointment)

45-min MLD session ($110.00)
60-min MLD session ($130.00)
75-min MLD session ($150.00)
90-min MLD session ($170.00)

Special pricing

Get $10 off each treatment ($50 value!), if you purchase a package of 5 treatments. Packages need to be used within 6 consecutive weeks. Payment is due at the first treatment, by check or cash.

Plan your MLD treatments in advance

The best results are achieved if MLD is performed right before and within a 4-week period after surgery. MLD is light enough on the skin not to add any discomfort. At the beginning only unaffected areas surrounding the wound are treated to stimulate a healthy lymphatic flow. Later on in the recovery, severed lymph vessels are regenerated by direct scar treatment with MLD. Preoperative treatments prepare, decongest and help the tissue to be in the best possible state prior to surgery. On average, just two preoperative and five to ten postoperative MLD sessions will significantly improve healing. Dr. Vodder’s MLD has protocols to treat every lymphatic area of the body, which makes it suitable for any kind of surgery, including facelifts, liposuction, breast implants, etc.

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Location & scheduling



103 Kenrick Street
Boston, MA 02135
Tel. (617) 855-5852

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