Let's resolve this once and for all, is a compression garment necessary? (5 weeks post-op)
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Doctor Answers 5
Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
For my patients, I recommend wearing specific compression for anywhere from 6-36 weeks depending on the extent of procedure performed.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Yes to compression
I would recommend you wear a compression garment.
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Male Tummy Tuck and Compression Garment
A compression garment after male tummy tuck will help control the swelling and get the swelling out quicker. It may or may not effect the final results. You will get differing opinions on that.
To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
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