Compression Garments After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy Tuck Compression Garments | John Park MD Plastic Surgery Newport Beach

Compression Garments After Tummy Tuck Surgery

Finding a board certified cosmetic surgeon who has plenty of experience in your procedure of choice is critical to getting the results you desire. This decision will be with you for a long time following your surgery and it’s important that you set yourself up for success by doing your homework, selecting the right surgeon, discussing your procedure, and carefully following the surgeon’s postoperative instructions. Following a tummy tuck or other body contouring procedure, your doctor will ask you to wear a compression garment (like the zippered body girdle shown in this post).

Tummy Tuck Surgery Compression Garments

Not wearing your compression garment after surgery might not seem like a big deal, but in fact, it is very important to your surgical result.In a nutshell, the compression garment will allow your new body shape to heal evenly and smoothly. Wearing a compression garment after surgery is crucial to minimize swelling after the procedure, improve blood circulation, flush out potentially harmful fluids, accelerate the healing process, and allow the patient to return to daily routines sooner. It will also prevent lumps and bumps from forming in the recovery period. A compression garment additionally provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to its new contours.

Tummy Tuck Compression Garments | John Park MD Plastic Surgery Newport Beach


What’s the Best Compression Garment for a Tummy Tuck?

The is answer is the right one for your body type and size. And because Compression Garments come in a wide-range of styles and sizes, the staff at John Park MD Plastic Surgery will order your custom size garment, depending on your measurements. In addition to getting the ‘right size,’ quality post-operative medical garments should be adjustable. This allows us (or the patient) to further customize the garment to the new shape of the body.

Proper Compression Garment Fit Following Surgery

A compression garment should stay in place and not fold or form rolls. A garment that folds or rolls can cut off circulation or exert too much pressure underneath the fold or roll.

Garments with shoulder straps prevent the garment from folding when the patient sits and it will stay in place. The garment should also have a panty extension to keep the garment from rolling up. This also provides compression in the groin area and below the tummy tuck incision which can also get very swollen.

Adjustable compression garments have a closure system using a combination of hook and eyelets overlaid by zippers. This combination allows you to release some of the compression by undoing the zipper, but leaving the hooks attached if you want less pressure over a broad area. If you want a more limited area of pressure relief, you can undo a couple of adjacent hooks and zipper over.

Contact Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. John Park

By wearing the compression garment following a liposuction or a tummy tuck, you will get the smoothest result possible. Contact our office today to inquire about compression garments and schedule your consultation to learn more about the tummy tuck procedure.

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Please call (949) 777-6883 or use the contact form below to send us an email.