My dr didn't give me compression garments for my brachioplasty. Is that OK? And my armpits look terrifying (Photo)
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Compression Garments after Brachioplasty in Melbourne, Florida
Compression garments for my brachioplasty. Is that OK? (Photo)
Your arms actually appear to be healing quite well.
These scars should settle and give you the improved contour you are looking for despite the initial heaped angry red appearing scars.
Compression garments many body contouring physicians find can be cumbersome along the arms.
Tensors or Ace bandages help reduce some of the swelling initially post operatively and can provide comfort for the patient however they can also lead to hand swelling and DVT of the arms.
Your surgeon may actually be right in not providing them to you despite you feeling perhaps it was an oversight.
Continue to follow up with your surgeon for close monitoring of your incisions and best with your recovery.
Dr Quinton Chivers
Arm lift - do I need a garment?
I have found the arm compression garments to be very uncomfortable so I don't recommend them.
I have found wrapping the arms with an ace bandage gives them support.
Ask your surgeon if this is ok for you to try.
You will heal more comfortably usually, with some kind of wrap but it should not affect your final result.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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