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Well, I think compression garments are important for two levels. One is comfort and the other is outcome. I think after something like liposuction where you have a certain amount of looseness in the skin, the compression to help get things to coalesce into the right area and get the right shape, I think is very important. After something like a tummy tuck, we probably have people in compression garments from the abdomen for the longest period of time for that, because it's a comfort issue. It allows them to be up and doing more and doing more sooner with less discomfort.

The Importance of Compression Garments is Two Fold

Dr. David Reath explains why he believes compression garments are a very good idea after certain procedures.