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6 weeks post Smart Lipo. How long should I wear the compression garment for?

i had surgery 6 weeks ago and i was wearing the garment for 4 wk straight all day everyday but for the past 4 days im not wearing it anymore because is making my skin hurt so much...will this affect my final result?

Doctor Answers (2)

Liposuction compression garment

 You wore it long enough and if it is hurting your skin then it is counterproductive. I recommend my patients wear a neck strap for four days and then when they are at home for an additional 10 days. For the body I recommend the garments for two weeks. Some of my patients wear their garments longer and can make them feel more comfortable especially with exercise. I have had a few patient's allergic to their garments and they didn't wear them more than a few days and they still ended up with good results.

Honolulu Dermatologist

LIposuction garment

Every doctor is different and it is always best to ask yours. I usualy have pateints wear a garment for 3-6 weeks.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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