My doctor wanted me to wait one week after my gynecomastia op to get fitted for compression garmet cause he said swelling will have gone down and we could get a better fit. Everything I read on here states that compression garmets are most important in the first week post op. is this a mistake for me to wait that long?
Compression Garment Not Used Immediately After Male Breast Reduction?
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Compression dressing after gynecomastia surgery
I perform over 250 Gynecomastia Surgeries each year.I do use compression dressing for the first 5 days only,But every surgeon has is own experience.
The length of time that you need to wear a garment after gynecomastia surgery
Compression Garment after Gynecomastia Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
Every plastic surgeon may have different preferences with the use of compression garments. Some may not use garments at all. If you have concerns, it would be best for you to ask your plastic surgeon about his rationale behind his recommendations. Otherwise, online consultation may be unhelpful/confusing.
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Compression after Male Breast Reduction
I typically place patients in a comression garment after male breast reduction. However, if there is any concern about blood supply to the nipple, for example, it may be appropriate to avoid compression until your doctor can evaluate you postop to make sure everything is healing properly. Its a good question and one you should ask your surgeon.
Compression garment after gynecomastia
Compression after gynecomastia treatment is important but not degree and timing vary
Compression applied after gynecomastia treatment depends on the technique used and the particular tissue situation. In some cases, a high degree of compression may be contraindicated, particularly if drains are used.
Discussing your particular situation with your board certified plastic surgeon is the best option to clarify the problem.
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