You need support after Liposuction
You need to use your garment with the appropriated tension to reduce the swelling after liposuction. This swelling occurs because of slow lymphatic drainage after liposuction. Wear you garment as prescribed so that you get the best outcome possible.
Compression Garments Following Liposuction of Chin & Neck
It’s not unusual for patients to
develop significant swelling following liposuction of the neck. During this procedure liposuction
cannulas are repeatedly passed through the subcutaneous tissue. This process removes cores of fat, but
also traumatizes the adjacent tissue and as a result causes swelling and
occasionally skin laxity.
Compression chin straps are helpful
in addressing these problems. Compression not only reduces swelling, but also helps
remodel tissue and improves the contour of the jawline and neck. In some cases, compression helps the
skin adhere to the deeper structures and avoids the development of skin sag.
In most cases, we recommend the use
of compressive chin straps day and night for at least one week following chin
liposuction. This is followed by
chin strap usage at night for an additional 2 to 3 weeks. In some situations, this approach may
be modified based on the patient’s clinical response to compression.
Your history suggests continued skin sag whenever your chin strap is
discontinued. There are several
possible explanations for this phenomena including inadequate compression in
the post-operative period. When
this occurs, compression garments should be continued for longer periods of
time. In rare cases, hanging skin
may be related to excess neck skin that probably would have been better treated
with a facelift procedure.
It’s important to discuss these
issues with your surgeon. Your
surgeon should be able to recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
compression garments after liposuction of the neck
For simple liposuction of the neck and compression garment should probably be worn for the first to 3-5 days after the procedure.
For a neck lift, we insert 2 Jackson-Pratt drains underneath the skin of the neck to remove fluid/ blood. These drains are removed after 2-3 days and no compression garments are required. The neck left involves removal of fat above and below the platysma muscle, and tightening the platysma muscle with a platysma-plasty. For many examples, please see the link below to our necklift photo gallery
Use of compression garment after Laser Lipo of chin and neck.
Our office has the patients wear compression garments. The idea is to have the skin attach to the muscle and underlying soft tissue. It helps reduce swellling and fluid collections. Please do talk to your plastic surgeon about his/her particular protocol and what he/she did in your particular case. Please follow the directions. Together you will achieve the best possible result.
Compression garment reduces swelling after Chin or Neck Liposuction.
4-5 weeks after Neck or Chin Liposuction you still have swelling and inflammation in the neck tissues. The purpose of the neck compression garment is to reduce this swelling and help remodel or mold the tissues during healing.
The fact that you see such a difference when you do not wear the garment is telling you that continued compression is necessary.
At this stage I would think that wearing the garment at night time should suffice but be sure and check with your doctor.
Generally speaking, I advise my patients that we will not see the final results of Neck Liposuction until about 6 months after the procedure when I expect most if not all swelling gone and skin tightening to have occurred.
You are early in the healing process. It is normal for the colors of bruises to change as they heal. Its always best to have the starp on to reduce fluid accumulation. Swelling can remain for many months and the skin softens over time as well.