With arm lipo and Brazilian butt lift, how long should I keep garments on?

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With arm lipo and Brazilian butt lift, how long should I keep garments on?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. I recommend you to have your garments on for at least 6 months 24 seven to get better results, compression is always good when is well used.

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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With arm lipo and Brazilian butt lift, how long should I keep garments on?

I recommend for my patients to wear compression for 4-6 weeks 24/7 except when they are taking a shower. Good compression can really help to tighten the skin and smooth out the results after liposuction. It also decreased your chances of a seroma as it closes down the space where fluid can collect. 

Erika Sato, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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I advise my patients to keep their garments on for 3-6 weeks but everyone's preference is different. Check with your surgeon's office to be sure you understand their protocol. Best wishes. 

Erica Anderson, MD
Reston Plastic Surgeon
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I like patients to wear them for 3-6 weeks. You should touch base with your surgeon to determine  what his preference is.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.

I would recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon and ask them about their aftercare protocols because each surgeons differ slightly based on their beliefs and technique. I recommend that your garments be worn at all times for 4 weeks from the day of surgery to help resolve swelling. I hope this helps.
Best of luck!

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift/ Fat grafting/Liposuction/ High Definition Procedures/Butt Implants

I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post 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 are healing at this time.

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


Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 91 reviews

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