How long will the swelling last? How long do I have to wear the garment? I had mommy makeover.
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Mommy Makeover /Breast Augmentation/Breast Implants/Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/Tummy Tuck/Liposuction/BBL
Wear Your Garment!
After their #tummytuck or #mommymakeover, most patients will be placed in an abdominal binder, which they will wear the first week. There is usually a fair amount of swelling and the binder should be opened several times a day so that there are no pressure points. After the first 7 to 10 days the patient is placed in an elastic #garment for compression over the next six weeks during the #healing process.
Your swelling will subside over the next 3 to 6 months. If you have more questions, please contact your #boardcertified #plasticsurgeon.
How long will your swelling last?
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Compression garments and swelling after surgery
Swelling after surgery is a normal and expected part of the recovery process. Some patients see their swelling resolve faster than others, but after a mommy makeover it is typical to see a big improvement in swelling around 3-6 months, with continued but slower improvement up to a year after surgery.
Wearing a compression garment as directed by your surgeon can help minimize the swelling and improve your results. I generally have my mommy makeover patients wearing some type of compression garment continuously for at least 4-6 weeks after their surgery. Many patients find they need to wear their garment on and off even months later to address particularly "puffy" days. Check with your own surgeon about what kind of usage he/she recommends for you.
Hope this helps, and take care with the rest of your recovery, Dr. Lim