I had a bbl with Dr Ortega and I'm 3 months post opt. Will I have benefits for wearing my garment past three months?
Doctor Answers 2
Vest waist trainer benefit
Experience has shown the post operative garment loses its elastic compression within one week after surgery due to the elastic fibers stretching in the garment and the volume of your waist reducing in size as swelling subsides.
I would recommend wearing a vest waist trainer and adjusted tighter as much as possible. I have seen some benefit in patients over the years from added compression with that type of garment starting at 3 weeks after surgery. It reduces the bodies ability to form scar tissue into the small pockets of fluid that remain from the surgery but haven't been removed by the drain or lymphatic massage or the loose post operative garment. The vest waist trainer would not cause any increased loss of fat in the waste area but it would maintain the shape that you already have and hopefully reduce the irregular skin contour from fibrosis forming in the small fluid pockets from the surgery.
I wish you well in your recovery,
- 20 years experience
- 33,000 operations
- AOA board-certified plastic surgeon
BBL and garment
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