Can I shower with compression garment? I had a liposuction 2 days ago.

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I am not aware of any surgeon recommending you shower in your post-liposuction garments. I usually advice my patients get out of the garments after 48 hours and then shower. You can then get back into a new garment or wash your garment while you shower and dry. Ask your surgeon what you should do or look at your instruction sheet. Best, Dr. ALDO

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Can I shower with compression garment?

Thank you for your question. I tell my patients to remove garment and quick shower next day. Please talk to your surgeon as everyone has different approach

Compression garment

I allow my patients to take off the garment to shower and to change when laundering it.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

  • You would not want to shower while wearing your garment.
  • If you want to remove your garment and shower, you should get your own surgeon's permission.
  • Every surgeon does things differently - so get the instructions from your own surgeon.

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Can I shower with compression garment? I had a liposuction 2 days ago.

Thank you for sharing your question.  Though always best to ask your treating physician, patients are supposed to remove their compression garment to shower and then replace it once done.  Hope this helps.

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