How Long after Liposuction do I Need to Wear Compression Garments?
Proper use of compression garments is imperative after most liposuction procedures. In fact, you should think of it not only as part of recovery, but as part of the procedure itself, because it helps complete the process of creating your new shape. Compression garments also help to prevent post-operative complications following liposuction. We understand that no one likes to wear compression garments, and we hope that you will understand how important they are for your health and the final results of your surgery.
Wearing Your Compression Garments Following Liposuction
After liposuction you will typically need to wear compression garments for several weeks. For the first few weeks you will wear them ‘round the clock, removing them only to shower.
After about three weeks, you should be able to go without them in the evenings, wearing them only when needed for comfort and support. However, each patient’s needs are different. Dallas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vasdev Rai will give you specific instructions on how to wear your compression garments and for how long, and during follow-up appointments may determine that you need to wear them longer, or may be able to discard them sooner than originally planned.
What Compression Garments do for You
Compression garments serve several purposes:
- Prevent fluid buildup between the skin and muscle where fat was removed
- Keep your stitches an dressing in place
- Improve healing of the skin
- Minimize bruising and swelling
- Improve circulation to the healing tissues
- Promote development of your desired shape
If you are considering liposuction in Dallas, please contact the Cosmetic Surgical Center to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai. Dr. Rai will explain what you can expect from your surgery, including how long after liposuction you will need to wear compression garments.