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How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

How long should you wear the stockings after leg operation?

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 more

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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


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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? .

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?

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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 hands. You should discuss this with the plastic surgeon you chose to care for you. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

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 more

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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

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How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

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 more

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How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

How long do I have to wear the supportive strap after hydrocele surgery?

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 more

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Please advise how long i need to wear compression socks after my operation?

Please advise how long i need to wear compression socks after my operation?

????: 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

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How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

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 more

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After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

After surgery how long do you have to wear surgical stockings for?

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

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Do you recommend we wear a thigh high or pantyhose compression garment for long trip?

Pantyhose: You will get better, more even compression with pantyhose and avoid a band of tightness around your midthigh. But if you can't do that then any compression is better than none. Safe travels. ...Read more

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How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

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 more

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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? .

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?

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You : You don't have to wear special garments after explant but you may very well have drains for a period of time and i would ask you to wear a bra while you were healing. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Lipo to stomach and flanks recovery time? approx? do they give you undergarment to wear and can i wear it under clothing? thanks

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 more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

2 weeks for beach: Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Will i be able to wear a dress after mastectomy?

Will i be able to wear a dress after mastectomy?

YES: If breast reconstruction is not done, your doctor can prescribe a mastectomy bra with external prosthesis. You can wear your dress and look very natural. Best wishes for you. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...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? .

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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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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