Compression garment after liposuction to thighs, back, stomach?

Last week I had fat lipo'd from my thighs, back & stomach. I asked the Dr's nurse do I have to continuing wearing the compression garment cuz I took it off 3 days after surgery and haven't put it on since. She said its up to me if I wanna wear it or not. I forgot to ask the actual Dr. who performed the surgery and its a hassle to get to him without making an appt. Can Dr's here share thoughts about whether patients should continue wearing the garment and if so, why and how long after surgery?

Doctor Answers 3

Compression garments are useful but not critical after liposuction.

Most plastic surgeons have their patients where a compressive garment for several weeks after liposuction. There is no proof however that it has any profound effect on the final outcome.

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Compression garment after liposuction

While I usually recommend a compression garment to patients because I think it hold them in well, some surgeons do not use them at all. I would follow your surgeon's instructions.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

I recommend all my patients to wear pressure garments atleast for 6 months post surgery

i recommend all my patients to wear pressure garments atleast for 6 months post surgery,especially it is very important to wear them atleast for the first 6 weeks,it helps to keep the skin and subcu pressed against the underlying structures and helps mould them perfectly.It also prevents edema.

Thangavel Ayyappan, MBBS, MS, MCh, DNB
India Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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