If your binder/spanx leave creases, is it better to use them or go without them? (photo)
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Binder or no?
Talk with your surgeon
If the garment is cutting into an area, you should readjust it, or add dressings, and talk with your surgeon and their staff. Garments after liposuction or body contouring are used by many, but there are some surgeons who don't use garments. You should revisit this with your surgeon, and if there is significant pain, see your doctor right away.
If your binder/spanx leave creases, is it better to use them or go without them?
Discuss your issues with your surgeon and follow his/her postoperative instructions. You could adjust the binder frequently and as needed. Also, placing some gauze between your skin and the garment may help. Hope that this helps. Best wishes for a wonderful result!
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The garments may need padding. At times tight bike pants work better.
Post Surgical Garments
Wear the garments. They help with fluid buildup and control movement that may otherwise widen your scars. Follow up with your plastic surgeon as to when to stop. The horizontal lines are not problematic.
I hope this was helpful,
Dr. Daniel Barrett
Beverly Hills, CA
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