Been six weeks since surgery, will sleeping without CG cause any damage,what is the length of time requried to wear? (photo)

Doctor Answers (4)

Compression garment

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Check in with your plastic surgeon but I only have patients wear the compression garment for one month.


Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
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Compression Garment and Tummy Tuck

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Many patients wear the compression garment for weeks to months. Follow your Plastic Surgeon's recommendation for your follow up care. Best wishes!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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More than 6 weeks is unusual

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I agree with Dr. Gottlieb. Call your plastic surgeon's office and ask what they recommend. Many surgeons recommend compression garment for 3-6 weeks, but usually not longer than 6 weeks. However, some surgeons don't recommend the use compression garments at all after a tummy tuck.

If you had any seromas, this may be a reason to wear for longer than 6 weeks. Therefore, it is always best to follow your surgeon's advice.

Luis H. Macias, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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Will sleeping without CG cause any damage,what is the length of time requried to wear

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This is best asked of your surgeon. Most who recommend compression ask patients to wear them for six weeks, sometimes less.

All the best.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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