Typically for VASER lipo chin/neck, I place my patients in a compression garment for 4 weeks. The first week you must wear the garment 24/7. After the first week I tell my patients to wear the garment when they are home and not out in public. The more you wear it the first couple of weeks the better. Sleeping with your head elevated, lymphatic massage and external ultrasound all help with the recovery process. Why your surgeon did not place you in a garment I cannot answer. I would call your surgeon to discuss.
Why Did my Surgeon Decide Not to Put Me on a Compression Garment After Vaser Lipo to my Chin?
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Vaser Lipo Compression Garment
Thank you for your question. Not sure of why. We put all of our patients in a compression garment if your work was done under the chin. I hope this helps.
Compression garment after VASER chin liposuction
Patients who undergo VASER® LipoSelection at my Cleveland area plastic surgery practice do wear a compression garment following their procedure. However, this practice varies by the plastic surgeon doing the procedure. It's apparent that your surgeon had a reason not to use a compression garment but, inasmuch as you are concerned about this issue, I'd make a call to the office and ask about it. There's likely a very logical reason that he or she chose not to give you a compression garment to wear after your VASER® Lipo procedure.
To your health & beauty,
Dr. Paul Vanek
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Mentor, OH (near Cleveland)
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