Posted on 25 Nov 2015

It’s not unusual for surgeons to recommend the use of compression garments following liposuction. Although the majority of plastic surgeons recommend some type of compression, there are surgeons who don’t always recommend compression. It’s important to understand that every patient is unique and for this reason, the use of compression varies from patient to patient.

The importance of compression garments depends on a variety of factors. These might include the amount of fat removed and the patient’s baseline skin laxity to name a few. In some cases, not wearing a compression garment or using Spanx may have no significance. In other cases, it might be the difference between an excellent result and an average result. We generally recommend the use of compression support garments for about 3 weeks following surgery.

It’s important to discuss this issue with your surgeon before proceeding with surgery so you will have an understanding of why post-operative compression garments are important for you. In some cases, premature cessation of compression or the use of Spanx might adversely impact the results of liposuction. In the vast majority of cases, it would probably not affect the result but instead, lead to prolonged swelling.

Contact Oregon Plastic Surgeon Dr. Keith Neaman today to learn if you are a candidate for liposuction – schedule your consultation by calling 844-338-5445.

Dr. Keith Neaman

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Neaman Plastic Surgery | Learn More

Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.

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