I had brachioplasty June 25th The Dr did a small amnt of lipo on my upper buttocks to put into my arms to replace fat that a previous Dr had taken out. She told me I could quit wearing the spandex-type garment around my hips. But suggested I continue wearing the spandex garment on my arms another week. However, I discovered yesterday that I cannot fully stretch my right arm out-a tendon inside my arm seems to be very tight. Wld it be very detrimental for me to quit wearing the garment now?
Length of Time to Wear Spandex Garment on Arms After Brachioplasty?
Doctor Answers (3)
Compression garment after Armlifting Surgery
Thank you for your question.
Each surgeon is different and so I would suggest that you listen to the recommendations of your surgeon since he/she is the one who performed your surgery. I normally ask patients to wear the compression garment for 4 weeks post op.
Garments and arm surgery
I prefer to have my patiens wear compression garment for 3-6 weeks after surgery, but every surgeon is different.
Length of time to wear compression garment for arm lift
I would continue with the recommendations of your plastic surgeon. They know best what was done and the possible explanation for your symptoms.