Are compression garments following a lower body lift recommended?
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The compression garment helps to minimize swelling or edema. Too much swelling can lead to wound breakdown and disruption. In addition, though rare, chronic edema can lead to permanent problems like lymphedema.
Perhaps your plastic surgeon is concerned about decreased blood flow with a compression garment after a lower body lift. This is not an unreasonable concern. However, you just need to be sure the compression garment is not too tight. For the past 15 years, this has not been a problem in my massive weight loss plastic surgery practice.
Typically, after a 360 over bodylift, I have my patients wear their compression garments for 6 to 8 weeks.
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