Faja compression garment before surgery?

Should I be wearing a compression garment daily before surgery ? My friend says wearing it prior to surgery will train the waist and make surgery easier. I have 3 months before mommy makeover surgery.

Doctor Answers 6

Faja compression garment before surgery?

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I am not sure there is any truth to this statement. It has been my experience that patients get really tired of wearing their compression garment after the 4-6 weeks that I recommend after surgery. I would be afraid that if you wear one for months before surgery that you will be even more frustrated and tired of the garment. 

Compression Garments Before your Mommy Make

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The purpose of the post-procedure #garment is to provide some gentle #support and to reduce swelling following a #TummyTuck or #Abdominoplasty. If it feels too tight or causes pain, take it off. Patients wear the #elastic garment for several weeks after surgery, as directed by their doctor. Some choose to wear it longer for several months for comfort.

Your surgeon will provide pre-op instructions to prepare you prior to your surgery date according to your needs. Meantime, if you have questions, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL

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I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective pre op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Faja before surgery

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Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over.

  • Interesting question -
  • We have no research to answer your question.
  • We do know from Victorian days that very tight corsets can change the ribs and waist shape -
  • The problem is, they make it harder to breathe.
  • I would ask your surgeon if sh/e has any feelings about it but my preference would be for patients to exercise and eat fresh fruits and vegetables as surgical preparation and leave the faja to later, when needed.
  • Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Compression Garment

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I have not found it useful in my practice to advise patients to wear compression prior to surgery. It can't hurt you so it is up to you. Best wishes. 

Erica Anderson, MD
Reston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Faja before tummy tuck

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Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.

more that the faja use, weight loss is the best ally for a better contour after your surgery.

Finally, make sure that you have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Wishing you the best in your journey

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