Liposuction is an amazing opportunity for you to create real and permanent change to the contour of your figure. But the long-term success of fat reduction is dependent on how well you look after your body during recovery and how dedicated you are to maintaining your figure with diet, exercise, and compression garments.
As one Melbourne’s leading liposuction clinics we’re committed to providing you with all the latest information to care for your new body and ensure you experience a quick and comfortable recovery so you can enjoy your new figure sooner.
In the days following the procedure, you will be instructed to wear a compression garment for 24 hours a day. While the Garment may not be the most flattering attire you own or the most comfortable, you will be glad you wore it. The garment will help reduce swelling and keep bruising to a minimum. By compressing the skin, it can also help it adjust to your figure created via fat reduction and removal of stubborn fat pockets.
After one-to-two weeks, your doctor may advise you to only wear the garment for 12 hours a day and once it’s appropriate, you can remove the garment completely. As every patient is different only your doctor will be able to decide how long you should wear your compression garment so make sure you listen to their advice as there are a number of reasons why you should wear it as often as possible including:
Much like the name describes, the compression garment will apply pressure to your body’s tissue. This additional pressure forces the excess fluid from the surgery into your veins and the lymphatic system where it can be carried away. The pressure can also minimise any swelling that may occur immediately after the procedure.
Prevent the collections of seromas.
Once the pocket of fat has been removed from your body, a small void is left in its place. This void can then be filled with dangerous fluids called seromas. If this occurs, it can be incredibly uncomfortable and may need to be drained. The additional pressure applied by the compression garment will help keep this void closed, reducing the risk of these fluids collecting.
Improve your outcome
Voids can also cause issues when it comes to your skin. The empty space allows the skin on the surface to easily move over the underlying tissue. This movement can lead to wrinkles. By holding the skin in place, compression garments can help reduce the chance of these wrinkles forming.
Compression reduces the appearance of scars.
While any external scarring resulting from liposuction is likely to be minimal, the compression garment can help reduce their severity, as the additional pressure placed on the healing tissue can help soften the skin and improve the appearance of the resulting scar.
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