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Why wear compression garments after plastic surgery?

Young woman wearing a compressing bra after a breast enhancement surgeryCompression garments are post-operative clothing that are predominantly made with materials such as nylon and elastic. They are an important part of recovery following many plastic surgery procedures. The garments are designed to be worn to facilitate faster healing and minimizing swelling while still being comfortable to wear. Even though they are the standard post-operative garment following procedures such as liposuction, breast augmentation, or abdominoplasty, many patients still have questions about them. Dr. Homayoun Sasson and his team at Sasson Plastic Surgery encourage patients to learn more about compression garments, including how they work and why they are useful for post-operative care. 

Why should I wear a compression garment after my plastic surgery procedure? 

Compression garments are vital to postoperative care for plastic surgery patients as they accelerate healing while helping patients manage swelling, bruising, and discomfort. They also play a role in how the results of the surgery are determined. Additionally, compression garments reduce the risk of certain complications such as blood clots by promoting blood circulation. 

What are the benefits of wearing a compression garment following surgeries? 

There are several advantages to using this postoperative clothing. Compression garments:

  • Reduce bruising
  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce skin sagging
  • Promote better blood circulation
  • Reduce postoperative discomfort
  • Help achieve better final results
  • Are comfortable to wear
  • Are easy to use and care for

In many instances, the doctor will provide a compression garment to wear to ensure the patient is using one that is approved by the team for medical use. These garments are intended to be worn at all times immediately after surgery, only removed to bathe or shower. After the initial follow-up with the doctor, patients are then advised when they can leave the compression garment off for longer periods of time. 

Want to learn more about healing after plastic surgery procedures? 

If you are considering an elective body procedure with the team at Sasson Plastic Surgery of Manhattan and Great Neck, NY, we welcome you to book an appointment at our primary office at 1000 Northern Boulevard, Suite #370. We can evaluate you to determine if you are a good fit for plastic surgery, and discuss the process from start to finish so there are no surprises! We invite new and returning patients to our practice to work with our skilled professional, Dr. Homayoun Sasson.

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