Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Lymphatic Drainage cost?Please contact us for more information! Be sure to ask about our financing options.
What happens at the consultation for Lymphatic Drainage?An initial consultation will be carried out to determine the goals for your treatment, make note of any associated asymmetries/abnormalities, and a treatment plan will be determined to achieve the ideal result for each individual.
How do I prepare for my treatment?The London Transgender Clinic strongly advises that you stop smoking to weeks prior to your treatment. Avoid aspirin/ibuprofen type analgesics for 2 weeks before and after your treatment.
What happens on the day of treatment?Our treatment plans are individualized for each of our patients. Every treatment will vary. Please contact us to learn more. We are here to answer any of your questions!.
What aftercare will be provided for me?The care of each patient, before, during and after surgery or treatment at the London Transgender Clinic is second to none. We have on-call nurses available for our patients 24 hours a day and follow up appointments to ensure complete patient satisfaction.
What happens if there is a complication?All surgical procedures have an inherent risk of complications despite the highest standard of care. The majority of complications, however, are either uncommon ( < 5 % ) or rare ( < 1 % ). It is essential that before you agree to undergo any surgery or treatment that you ask about and fully understand the risks and side-effects of the procedure. Reputable surgeons will always emphasise the risks and side effects and never provide guarantees. If a complication develops after your treatment, Mr Inglefield would carry out any further treatment to ameliorate this, at no additional surgical fee to you, the patient. (Hospital and Anaesthetist Fees may apply). If you are unsatisfied with the results of your treatment after a suitable amount of time has been allowed for healing and maturation of the treatment within the first year, no additional fees will be required. However, Mr Inglefield is unlikely to waive his fee if any of the following pertain
- The patient ignored the post-operative instructions.
- The patient failed to attend for the agreed postoperative examinations.
- The patient sustained physical injury out of our control.
Am I a suitable candidate for Lymphatic Drainage?MLD treatments are suitable for most people, and can be used for relaxation to medical issues with the lymphatic system. We use this therapy at LTS for pre and post treatment recovery. Lymphatic drainage is a highly specialised massage technique which is designed to achieve and maintain proper functioning of the lymph system. There are several different methods of lymphatic drainage – Chikly, Leduc, Casley-smith and the more frequently used and best known, Vodder. Our specialist, Lynsey is qualified in Vodder Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) techniques.
What are the benefits of Lymphatic Drainage?Lymphatic drainage can prove beneficial in a number of ways:
- Immune system stimulation
- Reduction in oedema (swelling)
- Regeneration of tissues (e.g., from burns and pre & post surgical scarring)
- Reduction of symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
- Pain relief
- Deep relaxation to aid insomnia, depression and stress
- Treatment and control of lymphoedema
- Removal of toxins and dead cells
- Concentration of the lymph fluid
- Filtration and purification of lymph fluid
- Production of lymphocytes (immune cells)
What equipment do you use?The therapist uses just her hands to gentle move the skin, no lotions or creams are used, the treatment should fill relaxing and enjoyable.
What are the post treatment instructions?Relax and drink plenty of water, you may feel slightly lethargic due to the sedately effect of MLD, due to the removal of toxins, excess fluid and waste products you may have an increase in thirst and find that you urinate more often.
How many treatments do I need?Pre-surgery: 1-3 treatments recommended. Benefits may include:
- Preparation of tissue for surgery
- Reduction in oedema and swelling- may allow surgery sooner
- Stimulation of immune system
- Reduction in post-surgical oedema
- Encourages lymphatic ‘re-routes’
- Reduction in pain
- Body tissue detoxification to help reverse build-up of toxins that are secondary to effects of medication
- Fluid circulation stimulation
- Immune system stimulation and prevention of post-surgical infections
- Improvement in skin regeneration and wound healing to optimises the scarring process
Are there any contraindications?You should not have treatments if you have any infections, uncontrolled heart or blood pressure problems, or are under the influence of alcohol.A full medical history is required before proceeding with treatment.