I had a thigh lift, groin incision 4 weeks ago. Is it necessary to wear compression on that area from now on to avoid thigh from sagging again.
1 Month Post Thigh Lift With Groin Incision. Necessary To Wear Garment? (photo)
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Not necessary to wear garment 1 month after thigh lift.
Plastic surgeons are split about wearing compression garments after thigh lifts. Some have their patients wear one, I do not. I do occassionally have my patients wear UnderArmour which is a light compression, but it's for comfort mostly and does not provide any lifting or prevent any tissue from sagging again.
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Compression garments after thigh lift
While it is never absolutely "necessary" to wear compression garments, I usually recommend wearing these garments for 2-3 months as tolerated for the maximal benefit and reduction of localized swelling. To specifically answer your question, a garment may aid the support of your tissue during the healing process, but they do not really provide any real lift.