the garment is important. I have my patients wear it 24 seven and at first week and then in the evenings for one to two weeks after that.not only does it help with swelling but it helps maintain the contours of the work that your surgeon did. Don't go through all that time and expense and risk only not to wear the garment.
Where it as directed. Obviously, you can wear to work or in public but after that first week where it when you can.
I've had some patients not wear it at all for whatever reason whether it be social or professional appointments and it really takes a long time for their final result to come around
Chase Lay MD
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