Compression garment put on after surgery too small. My thighs were bulging out of my crotch. Are they permanently damaged?
Doctor Answers 2
Horrible compression garment
Thank you for asking about your compression garment.
I am so sorry you wore an ill-fitting garment for days after surgery. The goal of the garment is support and comfort. It is unlikely it will damage your final result but on no account wear such a garment ever again. If your surgeon fits you with too tight a garment, you must notify your surgeon at once.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Let's Call Follow-Up With Your Doctor
I'm not sure if you did so, but you need to contact your Dr. about getting better fitting compression garments and the symptoms you're experiencing. Also, I recommend adding RF treatments externally like venus legacy, exilis ultra, Vanquish, shock/vibration therapy like Cellutone/z wave, hyperbaric oxygen and compression in order to improve results. Best, Dr. Emer
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.