After virtually all types of liposuction, patients are asked to wear compression garments. The rationale for this is that it helps the swelling improve faster after surgery, thereby allowing realization of the postoperative result faster. In addition, in many areas of the body, compressive garments actually help the skin’s natural elastic properties work better, and can actually promote better skin re-contouring. This is particularly true in the chin and arms.
Most patients are more than anxious to get out of their compressive garment, as they complain about getting hot and sweaty, particularly during the summer months. Nonetheless, failure to wear the compressive garments can affect the final postoperative results adversely.
Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at 214-827-2814.