Wearing compression garments after liposuction surgery is essential to a healthy and proper recovery. Your surgeon should provide you with compression garment immediately following your surgery. However, you will most likely have to purchase the second compression garment three to six weeks after surgery.
Apart from compression garments, there aren't any other necessary garments you will need. You can wear your everyday clothes over the garments.
Where to Find Compression Garments
You should first ask your plastic surgeon to recommend a compression garment. If for any reason you choose not to purchase the garment from your surgeon, several online stores sell compression garments.
Why to Wear
Compression garments are made of an almost indestructible, flexible material that is well reinforced. A quality compression garment will compress the area well and without any pinching or binding. It is essential that the garment fits properly. When the garment fits well, it allows the skin to shrink back. If skin doesn't shrink back, it can accumulate fluid under the skin (also known as a seroma).
How Long to Wear
You will have to wear the garment consistently, only removing it to shower. Most garments even have a hole in the genital region so you don't have to remove it to use the bathroom. Several days after your surgery, you can unzip the garment for short periods of time.
In total, you will need to wear the garments up to six weeks, depending on the healing process. Facial compression garments typically require less time (two weeks or less).
Compression garments come in a variety of colors so you can choose one that looks best under your clothes. The first garment you wear will have a zipper and the second one you purchase will be a pull-up.