Ankles and feet very swollen from Lipo Garment, when switching to shorter length spandex garment swelling goes down.
Doctor Answers 2
Leg elevations and consider changing the garment
I typically don't have my patients wear pressure garments after two weeks and don't believe that they have any significant benefit after that amount of time, though patients sometimes enjoy wearing them.
One tried-and-true way of dealing with foot and ankle swelling is leg elevations. You can try this wearing or not wearing your garments. To do proper leg elevations, your feet have to be just above your heart. That means lying flat on your back with your feet up on two to three pillows. Try this for a half an hour every couple of hours and see if it helps.
More than anything, please follow up with your surgeon and ask him or her the same question or concerns.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.