How long would i have to wear the face compression garment after getting chin and cheek lipo?

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Liposuction compression garments

I typically have my patients wear their compression garments for at least two weeks after their procedure. This helps bring down the swelling as much as possible. I've had quite a few patients wear them for longer in the past because they like the extra support.

Liposuction compression garments

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I typically have my patients wear their compression garments for at least two weeks after their procedure. This helps bring down the swelling as much as possible. I've had quite a few patients wear them for longer in the past because they like the extra support.

Compression garments for neck lift/lipo

This is completely dependent upon your surgeon. I tell my patients to wear the compression wrap for 1 week all the time and then for an additional week when at home or sleeping. But I have yet to see any literature or evidence that proves that any specific amount of time is better than another. 

Compression garments for neck lift/lipo

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This is completely dependent upon your surgeon. I tell my patients to wear the compression wrap for 1 week all the time and then for an additional week when at home or sleeping. But I have yet to see any literature or evidence that proves that any specific amount of time is better than another. 

Duration of compression with neck liposuction

After neck liposuction, compression treatment varies from surgeon to surgeon. I typically recommend compression all the time for 5-7 days, then only when at home and at night for the following several weeks. You should check with your surgeon what he/she recommends. Please make sure you see someone who is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Face liposuction is not standardly performed - it creates a danger to facial nerves.

Duration of compression with neck liposuction

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After neck liposuction, compression treatment varies from surgeon to surgeon. I typically recommend compression all the time for 5-7 days, then only when at home and at night for the following several weeks. You should check with your surgeon what he/she recommends. Please make sure you see someone who is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. Face liposuction is not standardly performed - it creates a danger to facial nerves.

How long would i have to wear the face compression garment after getting chin and cheek lipo?

That will vary surgeon to surgeon.

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

How long would i have to wear the face compression garment after getting chin and cheek lipo?

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That will vary surgeon to surgeon.

Liposuction results are highly surgeon dependent. Find a board certified plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of liposuction and liposuction revision procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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