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Post-Surgical Liposuction Compression Garments

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in Thailand. Lipo helps men and women achieve a better body shape quickly by removing all areas of fat throughout problematic areas of your body. Lipo is usually performed on the buttocks, hips, face, abdomen, arms and thighs.  Good candidates for liposuction such as Vaser and BodyTite usually already have a healthy lifestyle but are struggling to lose the last few pounds.

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Post-Liposuction Compression Garments For Men and Women

People of  average weight usually find that certain pockets of fat just don’t disappear even through regular diet and exercise. Its important to understand that liposuction should not be used to treat obesity. You will always regain weight unless you make health changes to your eating habits and lifestyle.

After Liposuction Preparation

Once your body sculpting surgery is complete, the detailed after care instruction should be reviewed with great care since this is an important aspect of the liposuction recovery period after surgery.

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After liposuction, it is very important that you use compression garments. Compression garments are basically pieces of cloth or synthetic material such as pantyhose, athletic sleeves and socks etc.  Post-surgical Compression garments for Liposuction provide support that is especially useful for people who have to stand and or move around. This extra pre-caution can greatly assist in your recovery and results. Once liposuction in Bangkok or Phuket is complete, the affected areas should be compressed constantly to close the gap that has been created on the region between your skin and your muscles. Compression garments for men and Women are provided for all Liposuction treatments in Bangkok

Compression Garments after Liposuction

In open drainage liposuction, it helps in the drainage of left over anesthetic solution. In closed drainage, it forces absorption of the anesthetic solution into the blood stream.Compression garments should be worn for a few days after surgery to avoid accumulation of blood, serum and other fluids which could cause infection.

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This also helps maintain good circulation and blood flow in the site of surgery. Using compression garments helps the lymphatic system flush away excess fluids on the affected area. With the use of it, wound edges will not open, and this leads to faster healing and better looking scars. Aside from aiding in the reduction of bruising, discomfort and swelling, it can also make you look slimmer. Other types of compression garments are used after tummy tuck and even for burn victims.

Types of Post surgical compression garments

Depending on the surgical site, compression garments can come in different materials,shapes and sizes. There are custom types of compression garments that are used specifically for certain areas, such as arm sleeves, abdominal binders and body girdles.

Using compression garments also has some disadvantages. In the first few days after operation, you should expect that it will be difficult for you to get them on, as they cab be quite tight and your surgical site will still be a little sore. If you are having difficulty in breathing after putting on your compression garment then it’s likely that your compression garments may be the wrong size. We can assist you in finding the proper size before your surgery to avoid this situation completely. This type of garment is also warm to use and can cause skin discomfort and itching especially if you are in a tropical country such as Thailand. We always recommend trying to stay in cool comforts of your hotel to avoid any excessive perspiration.

The length of use of this type of recovery/rehabilitative garment will depend on the type of liposuction performed. For open simple drainage liposuction, it is used for only a few days beyond the time the surgical site is fully drained. Average is usually 3 to 6 days. For closed incisions the surgeon may require patient to wear it for about 2 to 6 weeks after surgery. The garments are usually undetectable under your regular clothing.

When using compression garments for weightloss, you should make sure and select the garment with the right level of compression. Swelling and edema can be prolonged if there is too much compression. On the other hand, poor compression can lead to buildup of fluid on the site. Compression garments are also recommended for non-surgical liposuction such as coolsculpting.

Please follow all instructions we provide before your liposuction. Wearing compression garments after liposuction will help you recover faster so you can enjoy your new body. To learn more about lipo solutions in Thailand, please contact us today.

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