Why am i getting restless leg syndrome tingling from the garment at night?

I can not sleep at night because i get very bad restless leg syndrome tingling in my right leg and arm. Its it so bad i can not sleep and take off the garment and it goes away. Why am i getting this? And i not walking enough during the day?

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Why am i getting restless leg syndrome tingling from the garment at night?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. This is the surgical procedure that revolutionized cosmetic surgery becoming one of the most performed cosmetic procedures. Subcutaneous tissue or fat is removed in order to contour the body in a way that is harmonious and pleasing to the senses. It can be performed in almost all regions of the body such as the neck, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, thighs, arms and ankles. Usually done through a small incision in the skin through which a cannula connected to a vacuum is applied, it can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures. After liposuction your body is going to be really swollen for at least 2 to 4 months after your surgery. It is important for you to wear your compression garment for at least 6 months, the first 3 months 24/7 and then the last 3 months at least 12 hours per day for your body get use to not having the faja for so many time. When you remove it, your body can get swollen and also you can have pain. Remember to also compress your body to prevent a seroma which is an accumulation of liquid that has to be drained, it is hard to touch and also really painful. Bruises are completely normal for almost 3 months from surgery, that’s why is better for you to use a bruising cream and apply it all over your body 3 times a day. To prevent bad circulation and swollen legs, use compression socks. Brazilian butt lift can be performed with the same procedure and for a month it will be swollen and it will drop a little bit without losing it’s shape if you use your garment.. If you’re going to perform liposuction on your inner, outer, anterior, lateral, postetior thighs, be careful and consult with your surgeon what’s best for you, sometimes we have more extra skin than fat, that can cause severe sagginess on our legs, which can be only be reversed performing a thigh lift!

Liposuction - garment makes legs restless at night.

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Thank you for asking about your liposuction,.
  • Sorry this is happening - your garment is too tight and is cutting off circulation, pressing on nerves or both.
  • Solutions range from a larger garment, no garment or cutting the garment to make more room.
  • The best approach is to call your surgeon for her/his recommendations.
  • Do not wear this garment until the problem is fixed -
  • Your body is restless and tingling because the garment is hurting it. 
  • Never, ever wear a garment that causes pain or noticeable discomfort.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Tingling from compression garment

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Tingling feelings in the legs and arms could be caused by an ill-fitting compression garment or swelling from areas treated.  I would recommend returning to your doctor to be evaluated if this doesn't improve or gets worse.  If it is swelling related, drinking lots of water, walking and anti-inflammatory medication can help.  But make sure to discuss this with your doctor as recommendation will vary depending on the treatment and the time course.

Kyle Coleman, MD
New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
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