What compression garment and lipo board combination do you recommend for post liposuction of abdomen, trunk and flanks? Thanks
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Compression after liposuction
I do think there is any specific brand or combination that is better than another. I believe that compression after liposuction helps with discomfort after surgery but doesn't really impact the final result. I think the results are determined by what is done at surgery. For liposuction of the circumferential trunk I usually just have patients use a compression binder for a few weeks and then just use Spanx, since many patients already have them and they are more comfortable than many post-surgical garments
Liposuction compression garments guidelines
Each surgeon may have a slightly different opinion regarding the use of compression garments after liposuction. However, there are generally accepted rules:
* The use of adits--the small liposuction incisions remain open after surgery--means the length of use of compression garments is shorter (several days, as opposed to weeks) because of quick drainage and less postop swelling.
* The amount of compression matters. Too much can lead to discomfort or even aggravate swelling and interfere with healing. For this reason, many surgeons guide their patients in choosing the right compression garments, i.e., they take measurements and ask them if they are comfortable while wearing these.
I hope that helps and good luck.
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