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Everything You Need to Know About Compression Garments After Body Contouring

Posted on September 12, 2014 by - Body Procedures, Liposuction, Plastic Surgery, Tummy Tuck

There’s no denying that almost everyone wants a well-balanced and aesthetically pleasing body shape and size. However, genetics, lifestyle, pregnancy, childbirth, and weight fluctuations are just some of the common factors that hinder men and women in getting their ideal body, may it be a flatter midsection or well-toned thighs.

Good thing there’s a wide array of body contouring procedures that have been proven over the years to provide optimal outcomes for those who are looking into reshaping their body. Here at our San Diego body contouring surgery practice, we understand that men and women seek a tummy tuck, liposuction or a thigh lift not just because they want to look good but because they also want to feel good about themselves. There’s no denying the fact that if you feel good about yourself, your confidence in everything that you do also skyrockets resulting to better careers and relationships.

Apart from choosing a skilled and highly experienced body contouring surgeon, optimal outcomes from a body contouring procedure is also significantly influenced through strict adherence to recovery instructions. In body contouring procedures, wearing compression garments for a certain amount of time is a common post-procedure instruction. Generally, a compression garment is designed to make your recovery period more comfortable and promote quicker healing at the same time.

What exactly are compression garments?

Surgical compression garments are bands woven from cloth and elastic which stretches around a certain area of the body to apply constant pressure. They usually come in various forms and each type is suitable for a certain type of procedure.

How long should I wear a compression garment?

The duration of time that is required for your to wear a compression garment is dependent on the type of body contouring procedure that was performed. The more invasive the procedure, the longer you are most likely to wear a compression garment. Typically, compression garments are worn between 1 to 4 weeks post-procedure. However, your plastic surgeon is the only person that can provide you with a definite amount of time needed to wear your compression garment.

What are the specific benefits of wearing compression garments?

The main benefit of wearing compression garments post-surgery is it holds the surgical dressing and bandages in place ensuring that the incisions are not contaminated which in turn reduces the risk of infection. Additionally, compression garments after your body contouring procedure at the Divino Plastic Surgery offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced risk of complications which consequently lead to faster recovery
  • Improved comfort due to reduced bruising and swelling
  • Reduced risk of scarring and other skin irregularities as compression garments apply even pressure to the surgical site

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Dr. Chacon brings vast experience and extraordinary surgical skill to achieve the most natural and proportional outcomes in all forms of body contouring procedure. Get in touch with us by calling 858-633-7546 or fill out this contact form today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you look and feel good about yourself!