Will wearing compression vest cause stomach/abdomen pain/discomfort?
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Use of a Compression Garment After a Gynecomastia Procedure
Our patients are required to wear a compression garment for the a few weeks following their #Gynecomastia surgery. The #compression garment helps to reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will heal.We recommend it not be removed, at all, until the second or third day after the surgery. After that, we suggest they feel free to temporarily remove the #garment for showering or laundering only. We encourage our patients to maintain circumferential pressure for 4-6 weeks, but they may switch to an exercise compression garment when advised.
Compression Garment Causing Discomfort
Thanks for the post. It is certainly possible that the compression garment can cause discomfort if it is too tight. The benefit of the compression vest is to reduce swelling in the early post operative period. However, it should not be too tight. I would bring this up with your plastic surgeon and go by their recommendation.
Compression Garment Could Be too Tight
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