I had a tummy tuck about 2 weeks ago my Dr. did not suggest a compression garment will not having one ruin my results or will it just make healing longer?
Do You Have to Have the Compression Garment After Tummy Tuck?
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It Is A Matter of Personal Preference
There really are no studies to indicate if there are better results with a support or without a support. I generally have patients wear support if :
1. They like the way it feels
2. They have alot of swelling
3. They are doing more lifting and straining than usual.
Otherwise it is probably optional and will probably have no effect on the final result.
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Many surgeons do not recommend a compression garment after a tummy tuck. Each surgeon is different regarding their post-op philosophy.
Your question helps emphasize the fact that when a patient goes to a plastic surgeon, she is treated to a philosophy as to how something should be done. Doctors differ in these opinions as our practice's have different philosophies. This is one of the reasons that one doctor's results differ from those of anothers.
I emphasize garments in my practice after tummy tuck surgery. I see the proper garment helping "mold" the result.
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