Thank you for your question about your axillary liposuction.
- Excellent question -
- In my experience, the arm garment is not necessary after 2 weeks.
- It think the reason is that we use our arms a lot and they are above the heart, so the swelling tends to go down.
- Also the garments are almost intolerable - I have my patients use ace wraps instead.
- If you were my patient, I would tell you to set it aside.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Thank you for this question. Plastic surgeons have different opinions about the length of time patients should wear compression garments, which explains why you get differing answers from the surgeons you've contacted. At my practice, I recommend that my patients wear compression garments for a month after their procedures. Each case is unique, and there may be reasons to shorten or lengthen that time. Only the plastic surgeon who performed your liposuction is familiar with the details of your case, and I suggest that you follow the instructions you were given for the best result.
compression is essential in my practice to get hi definition results. I suggest you see an expert and folow their protocols. Best, Dr. Emer.
I prefer that patients wear a garment for 3-6 weeks, but there are some surgeons who do not have patients wear garments. Best to ask your doc.
Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided
information as well.. This is the surgical
procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most
performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order
to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It
can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin,
abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small
incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied,
it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After
liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months
after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment
for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at
least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many
time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain.
Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an
accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also
really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery,
that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your
body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use
compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure
and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing
it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on
your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult
with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than
fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed
performing a thigh lift…