How Long Should I Wear the Compression Garment After Smart Lipo?

Will I Have to Wear Compression Garment After Smart Lipo for 24 Hours? Can I Remove I During the Night After the First 2 Weeks?

Doctor Answers 4

Compression garment to be worn after Smartlipo

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Although a compression garment needs to be worn for 4 weeks after traditional liposuction, a mere two weeks is sufficient to achieve excellent results.


Montreal Plastic Surgeon

Compressions garments are not necessary after smartlipo

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Compressions garments are not necessary after smartlipo. Cosmetic surgeons in many countries do not use compression garments, Some may use cotton elastic fabrics to keep the tissue warm. Still others use older type girdle like garments.

Edward Lack, MD
Chicago Dermatologist

My patients wear a compression garment for about 6 weeks after laser liposuction.

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Smart Lipo is a laser assisted liposuction technology.  Although not necessary, I think there may be some assistance in gaining a smoother result with a garment.  This is my opinion and not supported by any objective studies.

Compression garments after smartlipo or any liposuction

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Most liposuction surgeons recommend the wearing of compression garments to their patients for several weeks after the surgery. It can be removed during showering and then reapplied. It may lessen bruising and may make you feel more comfortable, although some patients feel bothered by the garment.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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