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Why Use Compression After Liposuction?

Why Use Compression After Liposuction?

Support tissues, ease discomfort

In a liposuction procedure, excess fat is suctioned from beneath the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite and eliminate excess fat. Compression can help support the tissues, improve drainage and ease discomfort in the days and weeks after the procedure -- and many cosmetic surgeons actively prescribe compression garments to help patients heal from the procedure.

During liposuction, cosmetic surgeons inject an anesthetic solution beneath the skin and then suction fat through small incisions in the skin. The procedure results in swelling, bleeding under the skin, and the collection of anesthetic and other fluids. Gentle, medical-grade compression can reduce swelling, encourage the drainage of fluids, and ease the discomfort of bruising. If liposuction is performed on the legs, compression garments can make walking and standing more comfortable while healing from the procedure. Liposuction on other parts of the body, such as the arms or abdomen, can also cause pain and swelling, so compression can make movement easier and keep blood and fluids circulating in those areas as well.

Getting the right kind of compression is important after liposuction. If there's too much compression, swelling and edema (collected fluids) can occur and slow healing. Too little, and fluids can accumulate in the areas where the fat was suctioned out, which complicates healing.

What Kinds of Garments Help With Liposuction?

Liposuction compression garments are available for every part of the body. Since many people opt to have liposuction on areas around the abdomen, buttocks and hips, compression girdles and waistbands are often used to support those areas and encourage the drainage of fluids after surgery.

Other kinds of garments used after liposuction include compression leggings or stockings or compression sleeves for the arms. All are designed to provide medical-quality compression that encourages healing, not the very tight compression found in "waist trainers" and other types of shapewear used for fashion, rather than for healing.

Liposuction Garments Blend Style and Function

Since liposuction surgeons often recommend that patients wear compression garments for up to six weeks after surgery, liposuction garments that are both functional and attractive can help with both the physical and emotional aspects of healing from the procedure.

Indigo Garments creates medical-grade compression garments that combine the comfort and health benefits of compression with the style of luxury lingerie. Available in blush pink, Indigo Garments liposuction compression garments help liposuction patients recover faster and feel more positive about their bodies at the same time.

Recovering from liposuction can be painful and difficult. But the proper compression garments can significantly ease the pain and speed healing during this recovery period -- and the best compression garments are both beautiful and comfortable to boost your spirits as well as ease the discomforts that come with recovery.

Liposuction surgery promises to improve appearances and increase self-esteem, but the discomforts of the days and weeks post-surgery can make those outcomes seem doubtful. Quality, medical-grade compression garments from Indigo Garments look good and feel good, and that can speed the healing process -- for both the body and the mind.