Thanks for your question and congratulations on completing your
surgery. In my opinion, it does not
matter whether you wear your compression garment during the day or night. Oftentimes, we will recommend wearing it at
night just because it is a little more comfortable for the patient rather than
having to wear it underneath clothes during the day which can cause sweating
and discomfort. But, you can do what
works best for you. I hope this
Thank you for our question, if your surgeon recommeds only to wear ıt at nıght then ıt ıs best to follow hıs instructions.
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…
Garment use can vary from doctor to doctor. Your doctor may want to you to wear it at night because he may think that it is more cumbersome during the day. Usually it is good to wear it as much as possible if there is any swelling. Sometimes more swelling comes at night so the garment helps restrict that. It is always best to follow the instructions of your surgeon, but if you have concerns be sure to ask him.
Thank you for the question. I usually ask my patients to wear the post op garment for 3 weeks and then switch to more comfortable compression wear for 1-2 more weeks.
The garment is not necessary in my opinion it should be worn while you have post op swelling for light compression as long as it is comfortable. If it becomes cumbersome or uncomfortable it's got to go.
Discuss this with your surgeon. Every surgeon has her/his preference and post op recommendations.
Best of luck!
You can wear it day and night it can't hurt. Slowly transition out of it, wear it at night for 4 nights then take it off for 1, or something along those lines, just to slowly ease out of it at night so you feel more comfortable.
When our patients have transitioned to less frequent use of the garment, we usually recommend switching to Spanx. They still provide compression and support but are generally more comfortable. I would ask your operating surgeon if this is an option for you either during the day or at night. Hope this helps!
Thank you for your question about your liposuction.
- My approach to compression garments is flexible after the first two weeks -
- There is so much variation between people's need for one.
- You are two months after surgery - you may not need a garment if you have no more swelling.
- If you are swelling and you can't sleep at night with the garment - try wearing it during the day.
- It isn't even clear how much difference the garment will make - but it does avoid the aching pain of excessive swelling.
- Above all - a garment must be comfortable.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Some surgeons do not even use garments and those that do, may have you only wear it 3-6 weeks. If concerned, speak to your surgeon.
When you are awake and active, there is less need to compress than during sleep. Wearing the garment at night also permits you to engage in activities of daily living without the heaviness of the garment, particularly in this warm weather. You might inquire whether you can switch from the garment to something less compressive such as Spanx.