Doctor Said I Should Wear Jeans and My Compression Garment for at Least 3 Months?

After having liposculpture on my flanks, back and a butt enhancement, 2wks ago. my dr said I should wear jeans and my compression garment for at least 3 months, is this correct?

Doctor Answers 7

Wearing compression garnments post liposculpture

There are no official timings for the usage of compression garnments.  Each doctor recommends them according to their own experience.  As a matter of fact, this was brought up in the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting 2016, yesturday in Las Vegas, Nevada.  There was no consensus on the timing, but the majority opted for leaving them for a minimum of 4 weeks post op. 

Costa Rica Plastic Surgeon
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Compression Garments after Liposuction

   Compression garments are typically recommended for 4 to 6 weeks after liposuction.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Compression Garment for 3 Months

You should follow the recommendations of your physician. With those areas, results are maximized when you compress the area to help drainage and re-tightening of the skin. 

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Liposculpture and wearing compression garment

I agree with your doctor that wearing a compression garment post liposculpture will be beneficial.  It will help reduce swelling and help improve your final shape.  I have my patients wear the garment for at least 6 weeks but many wear it for 3 months and see further improvement in the second six weeks.  Best wishes.

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Compression Garment

Wearing the compression garment for  3 months is correct. The longer you wear the garment the better the result you will have. You will see the final result after six months.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Compression garment after liposculpture

Your doctor is very right.I also like my patients to use compression garments for 3 months to end into a uniform surface finally.Otherwise there is a good chance that the outer skin surface may be irregular and nodular at places.

Professor Dr.Ashok Govila , Dubai

Liposuction/Liposculpture Compression Garment usage

Liposuction/Liposculpture Compression Garment Use -

All liposuction patients, especially those having it around their torso, need to wear compression garments after surgery. For the first three weeks, you should wear a medical compression garment 24/7. After this it depends on the skin elasticity you have, the amount of skin redundancy, and amount of fat removed. Only your surgeon will be able to best inform you how long you should wear your compression garments. For the majority of my patients it is for 6 weeks. They may be uncomfortable, but they aid the healing process and reduce swelling. You can probably switch to a lighter compression garment like Spanx after six weeks.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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