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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until older: Before resorting to surgery, see if exercises will achieve a similar result, particularly at your age. As you get older, exercise may not be as effect ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Compression garments: Compression is a very important part of your tummy tuck/ lipo recovery. I advise my patients to wear the compression garments around the clock for the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If you are talking about compression garments after liposuction, i recommend the garments from marena group. They are comfortable and they don't cost ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Post liposuction: Is this a liposuction question? Everyone should wear a compression garmet after liposuction regardless of the area treated. It helps with swelling and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: The need to use of compressions stockings after leg surgery varies depending on the type of surgery you have. If it is for an orthopedic procedure, we ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Varies...: Every plastic surgery has a different routine or “policy” when it comes to garments, bras, bands etc. Best to check with your own plastic surgeon for ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Plastic surgeons may have different recommendations for how long to wait before submerging your incisions. In my practice, i recommend patients wait ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
2 weeks: I ask my Brazilian Butt lift patients to wear a compression garment 24 hours/day for the first 2 weeks following surgery.
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Dr. Mathew Sorensen
21 years experience Urology
Longer the better: Rest, ice, elevation when lying down and scrotal support is important to keep the scrotum from getting swollen. 2 weeks at a minimum, but 4 weeks wou ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schnarrs
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast: 2 days to a week sunscreen must be applied if your comfortable one to two days www.Thehaguecenter.Com.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on approach: Incision placement often dictates the time until bathing suits should be worn. If the suit contains underwire, and the incision is placed in the infr ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Ask your surgeon: Your plastic surgeon likely gave specific directions on the use of your elastic band. It is okay to call their office to review the instructions. The ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Ferguson
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: The majority of swelling will be gone in about six weeks, but complete resolution may take several months.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Garramone
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Could you wear high heels before surgery? If you answered yes, then you should have no problems wearing high heels after surgery. The surgery in itsel ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
This : This will vary from person to person but you should not expect to be at full activity for 2-3 months. It does take up to a full year to see the final ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I personally do use sleeve compression garments after brachioplasty but it is very important that they not be too tight to decrease blood flow to your ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: You can stop using them once you are physically active and walking around... If you are sedentary or in bed most of the time, you should keep them
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andres Katz
48 years experience Vascular Surgery
6 weeks: 6 weeks, but the scars will continue to stabilize for 3 months.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
1-2 weeks: Most pts will find scrotal support beneficial during the first 1-2 weeks after hydrocelectomy and primarily for comfort reasons.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Before and after: Your legs will begin to swell as soon as you the plane reaches cruising altitude and even before that as the cabin is pressurized. Putting your stocki ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I perform traditional tumescent liposuction and I do have my patients wear a compression garment for 6 weeks after surgery. I think this does decrease ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depending : Depending what has to be done - 1.5 to 3 hrs.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Body will tell you: It depends how long and deep the incision was. Assuming you were seen up well with good suture material and that you are s good healer it should not t ... Read More

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