Healing After Surgery

If you recently had cosmetic surgery or you want to enjoy the wellness benefits of Lymphatic Drainage, please be assured, this is not a painful procedure. The treatment is delicately done by hand.

What makes us different? Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD-C) requires more education and board testing.

The treatment is painless.

This treatment is great for everyone, however, we specialize is post-op care. What we offer is over 10 years experience with post-op Lymphatic Drainage.

Our founder works directly with many cosmetic surgeons in Illinois and is often their top choice for after care.

Nothing is drained from your body the lymph fluid is encouraged towards the nodes and then drains into your bloodstream.

Typically you will walk out feeling much better immediately.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a very light sweeping motion over your clothing. (Faja and compression layers are typically removed for the treatment.)

Manual Lymphatic Drainage is great for post surgery with Dr. recommendation.

At Lake View Bodywork, we have countless hours of experience helping facilitate the flow of lymph fluid.

Our Therapist Charles has 14 years experience as a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Structural Therapist.

Working with people post surgery is one of our specialties.

He has a gentle and effective touch that only comes from years of experience.

We know that one session will not be enough after surgery packages are available with discount included.

We are highly recommended by multiple cosmetic and plastic surgeons in the Chicagoland area.

If you have had a:

Mommy Makeover

Tummy tuck

Lipo 360

Arm or thigh liposuction

Brazilian butt lift (BBL)


Brow lift


Rhinoplasty or

nonsurgical treatments as BOTOX®, dermal fillers, Kybella®, CoolSculpting®, and skin rejuvenation…

We can help!

(Please speak with your surgeon and discuss the best approach for your recovery. I am not a doctor and this is not to be considered medical advice.)

(Every body is unique. This is a graph represents expected results. Results may vary.)

Lymph drainage massages can help with healing after surgery. This type of massage regenerates tissues to reduce scarring at surgical incision sites. Lymph drainage massages also reduce swelling in the body, according to the International Alliance of Healthcare Educators. The alliance’s website states that lymph drainage massages help speed regeneration of tissues and cells.

The massages shouldn’t be done until a doctor clears the patient for/recommends manual lymphatic drainage.

Improved Immune System

The immune system is tied to the lymphatic system. In fact, if flow of lymphatic materials slows, the immune system weakens. MassageTherapy.com states that lymph drainage massages can improve the function of the immune system and increase the production of antibodies that fight off infections. Lymph drainage massages can also reduce inflammation in the body that causes diseases such as arthritis.

Why is Lymphatic Drainage important?

If flow of lymphatic materials slows, the immune system weakens.

Lymph drainage massages can also reduce inflammation in the body that causes diseases such as arthritis.

Lymphatic fluid is basically what keeps you alive, if you didn’t have a lymphatic system your body would shut down in about 24 hours.

That’s faster than dehydration shuts you down!

What does Manual Lymphatic Drainage Do?

Manual Lymphatic drainage (MLD), is a series of gentle flowing strokes along the surface of the skin. This can aid the body in expelling toxins from the body. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage, is extremely popular in Europe where it is covered by most insurance plans as commonly as PT.