A member asked:

I had tummy/back liposuction, and i am wearing a medical compression garment. how long do i have to wear this?

9 doctors weighed in across 4 answers
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez answered

Specializes in 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 first two weeks. After that, i recommend wearing the garment 12 hours a day for another two weeks. After you have put so much time and money into the actual procedure, this is the finishing touch for great results!

Answered 11/28/2017


Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Surgeon recommends: I presume you had a surgeon operate on you whom you have placed your trust in to perform the surgery. Please follow their instructions unless you have lost trust. Generally this is recommended for 3-6 weeks but outstanding plastic surgeons will vary in their advice. There are no absolute recommendations.

Answered 8/12/2016


Dr. John Di Saia answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Doctor preference: Different doctors have their patients wear garments for differing periods of time. Longer wear might help mold the results in some cases. It is a matter of opinion however. :).

Answered 5/13/2016


Dr. Tom Pousti answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Varies.: The use of garments will vary from one practice to another. Therefore, best to follow your own plastic surgeon's advise. Remember that he/she knows exactly what was done and is ultimately responsible for your care. Best wishes.

Answered 3/22/2020



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