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How To Wear Compression Garments After Pregnancy
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, wearing them until you are able to resume normal activity makes sense and helps prevent dvts. For varicose vein procedures it is important to wear them regularly for at least one to two weeks after the procedure to ensure the procedure is successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Are compression sleeves or bandages always used after brachioplasty? Is it always necessary to use compression after brachioplasty? Do the sleeves or bandages fit beneath regular clothing?
Varies greatly: This depends on the exact procedure and your anatomy as well as the postoperative appearance. A small implant in a woman with pseudo ptosis may require no band at all due to the large skin envelope whereas a larger implant in a constricted breast may wear a band for up ton6 weeks with great variation in surgeons preferences along the spectrum of these two polar opposites. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wear or share?: You could conceivably wear a bathing suit in recovery but i presume that is not what you really mean which i believe is to share the benefits of your procedure, swim and tan, etc. Those are several other issues and may vary from 1 week to several weeks and are effected by implant pocket, size, lift, constriction, asymmetry, incisions, bathing suit design, skin tension, complexion, muscle release, . ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 would be even better. If the scrotum gets swollen it can take a long time for the hydrocele to feel better (like months) so pay your dues early. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
????: You don't mention what kind of operation you will be having in this particular question, so it's hard to provide an answer. ...Read more
How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?
3wks 24x7 then noc?: I usually have my patients where this band for 3 weeks on a continual basis 24x7 and then switch to nightly wear for an additional 3 weeks if they remain high riding. I have an instructional video on youtube: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?V=gwndv66zgxy for these exercises as well as an app "placik protocol". ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
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 wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Do I have to wear a compression garment after a thigh lift? Will i need to wear some kind of compression shorts after my thigh lift, and for how long?
Do I have to wear any special garments after breast implant removal? Will I have to wear any sort of special bra or compression garment after my breast implant removal, and if so, for how long?
Lipo to stomach and flanks recovery time? approx? do they give you undergarment to wear and can i wear it under clothing? thanks
A week or two: recovery after liposuction is variable, and depends on the areas treated and the amount of fat removed. Each persons experience will be different. For some a few days are enough for others a few weeks. Some restrictions in activity are needed to help speed your healing and diminish your risks. Garments are often supplied for use for a few weeks afterward, and they can be hidden under clothing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does someone with varicose veings usually wear a compression garment during a long flight?
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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?
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