Tummy Tuck Surgery After Care & Recovery

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. It is often sought by individuals who have loose or sagging abdominal skin due to factors such as pregnancy, significant weight loss, or aging.

The common side effects after tummy tuck surgery are swelling and bruising. Ice packs and prescribed medicine are commonly used to alleviate discomfort. Manual lymphatic drainage massage can be beneficial for tummy tuck surgery aftercare and recovery period. This specialized massage technique aims to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote the natural drainage of lymph fluid, reducing swelling and aiding in the healing process.

How Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Helps

Manual lymphatic drainage massage typically starts a few days after the surgery. This allows the initial acute healing phase to pass and reduces the risk of any complications. Manual lymphatic drainage massage involves using gentle, rhythmic, and light pressure strokes. The purpose is to move the lymph fluid towards the lymph nodes, where it can be eliminated from the body. The therapist will focus on the abdomen area while being careful around the incision site.

Initially, more frequent sessions may be recommended, such as two to three times per week. As the healing progresses, the frequency can be gradually reduced. The duration of each session can vary but typically ranges from 30 to 60 minutes.

As the healing progresses, our therapist may incorporate additional techniques to address scar tissue, improve tissue elasticity, and promote circulation. This can include myofascial release or gentle stretching exercises.

Staying well-hydrated is essential to support the lymphatic system. Drink plenty of water throughout the recovery phase to help flush out toxins and facilitate lymphatic drainage.

In addition to massage, it’s crucial to follow our therapist guidance. This may include wearing compression garments, avoiding strenuous activities, and maintaining a healthy diet.


Here’s a summary how MLD treatment helps with pre/post tummy tuck surgery:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Reduces swelling and pain
  • Accelerates healing
  • Increases functional tissue ( i.e. skin replaces skin rather than a scar)
  • Decreases/reduces scar formation
  • Promotes soft, pliable tissues
  • Suitable for those with sensitive skin

Your Trusted & Professional Therapist

Face Of Blossom’s therapist has the expertise and knowledge to perform the technique correctly and ensure maximum benefits. Our therapist is certified and specializes in lymphatic drainage massage. Contact us now or whatsapp to find out more!

Face Of Blossom has been established since 1995.
Our chief therapist Ms Annie graduated from Dr. Vodder School (International) practitioner training program. She has over 20 years of experience in MLD. 

(She specializes in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), Detoxifying Treatment, Diet & Nutrition)

  • Dr Vodder’s School International (Canada) – Advanced Body Course, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)
  • Diploma International Cidesco (UK)
  • ITEC Diploma in Spa Treatments & Spa Management (UK)
  • Diploma in Diet & Nutrition
  • Laboratories Simone Mahler (Paris) -Certificate in Beauty Care & Cosmetics
  • Chan Tat Ming – Certificate of Professional Make-up
  • Aromatheraphy Remedial Therapy (UK)

Facebook Live sharing about Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Here’s a facebook live video by Ms Annie Lim (our Aesthetic Therapist – Manual Lymph Drainage).
She shared some benefits of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Language: Chinese with English subtitles