Post op swelling
Thanks for your question. An abdominal binder would probably help your swelling and I would advise you to wear it for approximately 4 weeks. I would advise you to also contact your PS for his/her recommendations.
Compression garment following tumescent liposuction
I agree with Dr Commons. I would suggest wearing a compression garment or abdominal binder for at least 4 to 6 weeks following tumescent liposuction. Gentle massage over the area will also help mobilize fluid and reduce swelling. However, check first with your surgeon for their recommendations. Best wishes.
You would be well served with an abdominal binder. This will keep the swelling down and make you a lot more comfortable. I am not sure why you were not given one. I would call you surgeon and mention your swelling. This may have been a simple oversight. You really will do better with a binder. Use the binder for 6 weeks. My Best, Dr C
Compression and liposuction
Some surgeons use compression garments and others do not. It is best to ask your surgeon what his preference is. Good luck.
Is it necessary to wear a compression garment after tumescent liposuction on the abdomen and flanks?
Wearing a pressure garment after liposuction and or tummy tuck is almost the standard of care. Duration varies from 4-6 weeks. It helps you with reducing the swelling and bruising and also "Grabs" the body uniformly for better healing.