September 21, 2018

Do Compression Garments Really Make a Difference to My Liposuction Results?

While they may not seem like much, compression garments make a massive difference to the results of your liposuction surgery.

You will always receive a compression garment after your liposuction or tummy tuck procedure, which is going to help you achieve the results you were hoping for.

Compression garment 101

When you think “compression garment” you’re probably imagining the shapewear that you find in stores. Even though compression garments play a similar role, they’re much more high-tech and are specifically designed to encourage healing and enhance results.

Compression garments are made with strong, synthetic fabrics that provide you with the required support during your recovery phase. High-quality compression garments are also designed to be very comfortable and prevent any rashes or skin irritations.

Since there are a number of surgeries that require patients to wear compression garments, they come in a variety of different styles and sizes. A body procedure such as liposuction will generally require a garment that fits very much like a leotard but with openings that allow you to easily use the bathroom.

Why is a compression garment necessary after liposuction?

The compression garment that you’ll receive after your liposuction procedure at Verve Cosmetic Clinic will help reduce swelling and minimise pain. By putting pressure on the tissue that was operated on, it stops any excess fluid from accumulating and makes it easier for your body to absorb any fluids that do accumulate.

The less swelling you have, the less time you will need to wait for the swelling to disappear, which means you get to enjoy your results sooner.

The garment will also help your skin contract to its new shape and prevents the skin from wrinkling after your procedure.

How to use your compression garment after surgery

When you put your compression garment on after surgery, it shouldn’t be uncomfortable or affect your breathing.

Your surgeon will tell you how long you will need to wear your garment for based on your unique case but in most cases, it needs to be worn for at least a week. You can remove the garment when you want to shower or to wash it but the more you wear it, the faster you’ll recover and the better your results will be. Most compression garments can be machine washed but others may need to be hand washed with a mild soap.

Your surgeon may also ask you to wear your garment at night after the first phase of your recovery to encourage additional healing and prevent scarring.

Fitting your garment

As mentioned, the garment that you receive from Verve Cosmetic Clinic should never be overly tight or cause any breathing difficulties. Try your compression garment on before you leave the clinic so that your surgeon can provide you with a larger size if need be.

If your garment becomes looser once your swelling starts to dissipate, you will need to move to a smaller size until you are completely healed.