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Doctor Said I Should Wear Jeans and My Compression Garment for at Least 3 Months?

After having liposculpture on my flanks, back and a butt enhancement, 2wks ago. my dr said I should wear jeans and my compression garment for at least 3 months, is this correct?

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Compression Garments after Liposuction

   Compression garments are typically recommended for 4 to 6 weeks after liposuction.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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435 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Compression Garment for 3 Months

You should follow the recommendations of your physician. With those areas, results are maximized when you compress the area to help drainage and re-tightening of the skin. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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328 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021

Liposculpture and wearing compression garment

I agree with your doctor that wearing a compression garment post liposculpture will be beneficial.  It will help reduce swelling and help improve your final shape.  I have my patients wear the garment for at least 6 weeks but many wear it for 3 months and see further improvement in the second six weeks.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

2581 Samaritan Drive
San Jose, CA 95124

Compression Garment

Wearing the compression garment for  3 months is correct. The longer you wear the garment the better the result you will have. You will see the final result after six months.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

150 East 61st Street
New York, NY 10065

Compression garment after liposculpture

Your doctor is very right.I also like my patients to use compression garments for 3 months to end into a uniform surface finally.Otherwise there is a good chance that the outer skin surface may be irregular and nodular at places.

Professor Dr.Ashok Govila , Dubai

Ashok Govila, FRCS, MCh, MS
Dubai Plastic Surgeon
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Villa 898
Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai 04

Liposuction/Liposculpture Compression Garment usage

Liposuction/Liposculpture Compression Garment Use -

All liposuction patients, especially those having it around their torso, need to wear compression garments after surgery. For the first three weeks, you should wear a medical compression garment 24/7. After this it depends on the skin elasticity you have, the amount of skin redundancy, and amount of fat removed. Only your surgeon will be able to best inform you how long you should wear your compression garments. For the majority of my patients it is for 6 weeks. They may be uncomfortable, but they aid the healing process and reduce swelling. You can probably switch to a lighter compression garment like Spanx after six weeks.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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3991 MacArthur Boulevard
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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