Is is OK to Keep Wearing Compression Garment After Smart Lipo Recovery?

I had Smart Lipo done and I've been wearing a Macom medical compression garment for about 6 weeks. Is it okay to continue wearing this garment long-term? I've grown accustomed to the tight/slender feeling and would like to keep wearing it if it is good for me. Also, is it okay to do exercise in them?

Doctor Answers 3

Compression garment after liposuction

If you feel more comfortable with it on, there should be no harm in continuing to wear it. You can exercise with it on, although you may find it a bit uncomfortable.

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Extended wear of compression garment

Yes, you can certainly continue to wear the compression garment. It’s only required to wear for a full 7 days post surgery. There is nothing wrong with wearing it during your exercise routine either.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Long term wearing of compression garment

It is ok to continue to wear the garment provided that you don't have creases of the garment digging into your skin. Some do like to wear it during work-outs but again, make sure it's not causing a crease in your skin. Also make sure you launder it after exercise and wear a fresh one immediately after.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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