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How Long Do I Have to Wear Compression Garments After Liposuction?

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Liposuction Garment

Every surgeon is different with their post op directions to their patients so I would follow your surgeon's direction for after surgery. I normally recommend that the compression garment is worn for (on average) 4 weeks depending on exactly what areas were treated.  

Wearing Compression Garments After Liposuction

As you may have noticed, there are varying opinions regarding how long you should wear your garment. In this case, I would recommend following your surgeon's advice and wearing the garment for however long he or she recommends you wear it. In my practice, that recommendation is for about 6 weeks.

Deason Dunagan, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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How long to wear compression after liposuction

Most surgeons typically advise wearing garments an  average of 3 weeks. However, you will find practitioners varing in their recommendations from no wear to up to 3 months.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Compression garments after liposuction

Most of my patients are asked to wear the garment for six weeks. Some will wear it 24 hours per day except during bathing, in the first four weeks, then for the last two they can choose night or day. some however prefer to continue to wear it longer as it provdies support and relief of soreness that might persist rarely.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposuction postop garment

I typically ask patients to wear their garments for 6 weeks or so, but every surgeon has a different protocol.  Regardless of the time, the goal of the garment is to help the skin settle into its new position and to reduce swelling and bruising, so it's important to follow your surgeon's plan.

Shahram Salemy, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Wearing Compression Garments after Liposuction

Every surgeon feels differently about the duration of compression after Liposuction but most feel that between 3 to 6 weeks are beneficial. I understand that in your part of the world Summers can be quite hot. You may want to have your surgery in cooler weather.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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