I had gynecomastia as well as abdominal lipo done 7-11-16. I was not given a chest compression garment 1week later on 7-18-16
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Following Your Gynecomastia Surgery
Also, as you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
Compression vest after gynecomastia surgery
I do recommend compression garments in my patients after liposuction and gynecomastia surgery. They can help to limit early bruising and can help swelling to resolve. If more blood than usual builds up under the skin, it would be possible to have enough of a blood collection (hematoma) that could lead to some contraction and puckering of the skin. But if you were fortunate and didn't have unusual bruising then the only effect of not having the garment immediately may be taking a little longer for the swelling to resolve. It would be worth having your doctor check you earlier if you are worried. The final result should be the same. I recommend wearing compression garments of some kind for 6 weeks. If the gynecomastia vest is too cumbersome under work clothes, some of my patients switch to a sleeveless compression shirt in one size smaller than they normally might wear. But again, the best source of information is your doctor. Good Luck.
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