I was unable to wear a compression garment for the first 3 weeks post op. Will this late start effect my final results? (photo)
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Wearing a Compression Garment Following the Mommy Makeover
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.
If you have concerns about your #healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
There is no evidence that compressive garments influence the final outcome after mommy makeover
Your plastic surgeon will continue to guide you along the recovery process
Its sounds like you have had a few bumps in the recovery road and your plastic surgeon has been doing a god job guiding you through it. I would touch base with them regarding what garment you should be wearing at this time.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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