I am 3 weeks out. My doctor told me to wear it for 2 weeks. I just took it off yesterday and was uncomfortable all night. I had trouble sleeping and it seems to be painful without it. Is this unusual? I am worried that I am not recovering as I should.
Is It Normal to Feel More Comfortable in the Compression Suit? (photo)
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Compression Garments Give Support After SmartLipo and Vaser Body Fat Contouring
I ask my patients to wear their compression garment for at least two weeks, longer if possible. After SmartLipo and Vaser body fat contouring, there is some swelling, followed by stiffness, and then softening. The compression garment holds the skin and underlying tissues against the muscle to give the best contour. You can sleep, exercise and work in the garment. Baby powder helps to get the garment on/off and keeps you comfortable.
Compression garment after liposuction
Wearing the compression garment after liposuction is very comforting for many patients. I usually advise my patients to wear the garment for 2 weeks, then wean away from it over several more weeks. There is certainly no harm in wearing it longer, especially if it is comforting to do so.
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Is It Normal to Feel More Comfortable in the Compression Suit?
Posted photo demonstrates normal healing. Best to call your operative surgeon to advise of your issue of needing continued compression. It is OK with me but please check.
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