How Tight Should the Compression Garment Be?

I had smart lipo done on by inner thighs and love handles 2 weeks ago. have been very tight garment but need to know if I should continue to wear something tight to get better results.

Doctor Answers 3

Compression garments work well when just snug

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Compression garments do not work well if there is no compression, but if they are too tight, then the pressure is not uniform.  I usually recommend two sizes for patients to get, one for right after surgery when there is swelling and a smaller size for when swelling goes down. 

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Compression garments after liposculpture work best when snug but now when constricting

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Compression garments after liposculpture work best when snug but not when constricting. The effect of the compression is mostly related to keeping tissue warm while healing.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist

Compression garment

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A compression garment should be snug but not constricting.  Speak with your doctor about his protocol and length of time the garment should be worn.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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