How Long Should I Wear A Post Operative Compression Garment?

March 7, 2011: Authored by: Alpha Health Asia Staff

You can begin wearing your postoperative garment immediately after your surgery; many doctors will apply the garment while you are still in the operating theatre. You should follow the advice of your doctor, but many doctors suggest a pressure garment is worn constantly for 2-3 weeks following your procedure to assist with the initial recovery.

After the initial recovery, an extended wear garment can be worn, usually a garment with no zippers and a more snug fit for the surgical areas. This garment can assist with extended body contouring and can be worn as long as desired.


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