Any ideas for a compression garment that won't give me back pain?

Hi, I had my Smart Lipo done 4 days ago. I feel great from the actual procedure, however, I have really bad back issues. The compression garment is killing my back. The pain is really bad. Today I took it off and used the foam and re wrapped it with the Velcro compression wrap. Do you think this will ruin my procedure- or could I wear Spanx?

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Any ideas for a compression garment that won't give me back pain?

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Contact your surgeon for his recommendations.  Massage will help you heal as well as make you more comfortable.


Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Compression garment woes--Contact Doctor and Add Venus Legacy, Exilis Ultra, Cellutone to aftercare

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I recommend contacting your Dr about alternative compression garment options. I also recommend adding RF treatments externally like venus legacy, exilis ultra, Vanquish, shock/vibration therapy like Cellutone/z wave, hyperbaric oxygen and compression in order to decrease swelling and improve results. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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