Compression Garments, is it necessary to wear them after Lipo of the arms? If so, how long?
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Compression garments after arm liposuction
Thank you for asking about your arm liposuction.
- Every surgeon does things differently but I do not use arm compression garments after arm liposuction.
- They never fit well
- Instead I have my patients use an ace bandage wrap which they can tighten, loosen or remove as they need for comfort.
- Swelling is less of a problem in the arms - being high on the body the swelling goes down faster.
- I have my patients wear them for at least two weeks, longer if needed for comfort.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Liposuction/ Liposculpture/ Fat Transfer/ Vaser/ Hi Definition Procedures/Liposuction Revision/Tummy Tuck/Body Contouring
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Compression garments after arm lipo
Everyone is different and I would check with your surgeon. If he/she wants you to wear something, one of my patients got some Nike compression sleeves which worked quite nicely.
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Every surgeon has their own preferences, so you should definitely check with yours. I advise my patients that compression is very useful in inducing some skin contracture, which every liposuction patient's skin needs to undergo for optimal contour. The garment is typically worn for four weeks.
- It is recommended to use the compression garment during the first weeks of the surgery. You will feel comfortable and the area that had the liposuction will be more compressed. It is your choice how long use the sleeves, always taking care that it should cover the area.
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