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Post liposuction severe swelling, diet i had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c i don't know if it will get back on. I

Post liposuction severe swelling, diet i had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery.  I expected  swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c i don't know if it will get back on.  I

Use your garment: Swelling is normal. Some times is quite severe but usually resolves. You should wear your garment as much as possible for the first two weeks. If it is too uncomfortable get the next size up but remember that once your swelling goes down you might need the other one. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Liposuction (Definition)

Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more


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Why does a compression garment have to be worn after liposuction? My surgeon told me i will have to wear a compression garment for a few weeks after liposuction. What is the purpose of this? .

Essential: Compressive garment will keep minimize the swelling after surgery, hopefully prevent seroma, which is fluid build up and will help you heal ina better shape. It is also more comfortable to move around with some support. Patients love the garment. ...Read more

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Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Started wearing compression garment 3 weeks after facial liposuction, masseter reduction and necklift, done together. Will I see good final result?

Compression garment: you should follow your surgeon's instructions. A compression garment is a good idea after these procedures. It is typically worn in the early postop period. ...Read more

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How important is it to wear my compression garment after Vaser liposuction? I've seen some doctors say they don't think it really helps, and they don't even give their patients the garment to wear after Vaser liposuction. Does that mean I don't need to wo

It is important: Compressive garment will keep the swelling down, prevents fluid build up called seroma and will help you help in good shape. Not wearing it could compromise the result. It also feels more comfortable to move around with it. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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How much is chin liposuction surgery?

$1500-5000 (estimate: Thr price of surgery will vary tremendously based on extent, time, facility technology, operating room, anesthesia, supplemental procedures ( chin implant) etc, having said that it will range from $1500-5000. ...Read more

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How much do you pay for chin liposuction surgery?

How much do you pay for chin liposuction surgery?

Varies: Chin or submental liposuction is a minimally invasive technique to define the jawline by removing excess fat and the appearance of a double chin. It can improve the contour of the cervicomental angle and reduce the appearance of a double chin. Risks include bleeding, infection, nerve injury, irregular contour, scarring, and need for revision. ...Read more

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