I had an arm lift two weeks ago, and the incisions are healing nicely. Am I OK to stop wearing the garment now?
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I had an arm lift 2 weeks ago, and the incisions are healing nicely. Am I okay to stop wearing the garment now
This question is best answered by your surgeon as each has her own opinion on length of time compression is needed based on the details of your particular surgery. Compression should not be uncomfortable and should not cut into the incision. I would speak with your surgeon on that point to see if the garment is no longer fitting correctly.
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When to stop the compression garment
- I am sorry your compression bandage is such a problem -
- I tried one on years ago - and never used one again.
- Ask your surgeon if you can stop using it or if you can substitute an ace wrap.
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
- Hello, and thank you for your question. I would recommend that you follow up with her plastic surgeon to discuss this. Depending upon how our patients are healing we may consider stopping the garments, however in many instances we continue it for an additional 2 weeks. It is best to discuss this with her treating physician. Best of luck with your continue recovery.
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