Spanx + Smart Lipo. How tight should my Spanx be?
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Compression garments after Smart Lipo
Some type compression is necessary to prevent undue swelling and the formation of lumps and/or seromas. If the garment is too tight, it can create more problems than it solves not to mention the fact that a garment that is too tight can be painful. Also, there can be areas of creases and those can be dealt with by further cushioning under the garment itself or getting a garment that is not as tight. Gauze pads can be used for the purpose of further cushioning. In order to reduce swelling further, I would recommend properly administered lymphatic massage. It is a gentle by effective way to eliminate swelling and hard nodules that sometimes are present after SmartLipo. Ultrasound heating with DMSO is another option to reduce swelling. The quicker you can reduce swelling, the faster you will heal and achieve a better result, so the aftercare is important.
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Your Spanx should be comfortably snug
also you don't want the Spanx to stop in the middle of the area which was treated with Smartlipo.
thus if you had Smartlipo on your abdomen, you want the Spanx to extend well above your abdomen.
there are lots of different Spanx, spandex and compression garments, to fit whatever
area you had treated.
remember you will continue to improve for 6 months after Smartlipo.
it is a great procedure. it is helpful but will not make you perfect, so
be realistic in your expectations.
david berman md
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