I had a BBL. Will wearing an arm compression garment at this point still be beneficial? I'm still bruised pretty badly and probably a little swollen still also.
I Am 8 Days Post Arm Lipo and Have Not Had a Compression Garment, is Too Late?
Doctor Answers (5)
Check back with the doctor who did the procedure.
It is difficult to recommend post operative care for a procedure that a doctor has not performed. Please check back with the doctor who did your procedure for a recommendation. I personally use compression garments for at least one month on all of my liposuction patients.
Compression Garment After Arm Lipo
A compression garment after liposuction of the arm helps to limit swelling and helps to reposition skin during the early post operative period. I recommend its use for a month. Many people wear it longer because it provides support and comfort. It may be helpful to you now and will do no harm.
Compression garment can be effective even if started 8 days postoperatively
Typically, a compression garment is placed initially which not only assists with comfort level and swelling but also helps to reduce bruising. Even at 8 days and with a considerable amount of swelling, a compression garment can have a positive effect. You should check with your surgeon, however, with regard to this as he/she operated on you.
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