Can you wear compression garment too much?
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Tummy tuck and breast reduction - can it be worn too much?
- An excellent question.
- It is true that external support can make our muscles weaker because they don't work so hard.
- But it is also true that some people swell a lot and need to wear the garment longer than 6 weeks.
- Try not wearing it at night.
- And try wearing but also starting back on exercise, so you get the support but regain your fitness.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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Can you wear too much compression?
Thank you for your question and happy healing!
Melinda Lacerna, MD FACS
Post-Op Mommy Makeover Healing
Mommy Makeover/Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Liposuction/Tummy Tuck/ Brazilian Butt Lift/High Definition Procedures
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for their patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are currently healing.
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!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute
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