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How Long Should I Wear the Foam Pads Under my Compression Garments?

Hi there, I'm 8 days post surgery from having breast implants removed, a breast lift, and liposuction on my abdomen, inner & outer thighs, and flanks. I'm doing well (at least as well as one can feel 8 days out!). I'm not loving the compression garments! They're just so constricting it's super uncomfortable to sit straight up. How long should I keep the foam pads under the garment? I tried a day w/o them & noticed creasing either way. Does it make a difference at this point? Thanks!

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Garments after Plastic Surgery?


Thank you for the question.

These types of questions about specific postoperative care instructions, are best addressed by your plastic surgeon who knows your individual/specific situation best. Keep in mind, that he/she is responsible for your care and therefore should  be involved in these decisions. Online consultation will likely only provide you with confusing/conflicting advice.

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