Plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgery is generally elective surgery which allows for planning to ensure optimal results. Post operative compression garments are often prescribed to assist in the healing process by reducing the risk of clotting by promoting effective circulation. The compression also aids in flattening the wound site, preventing the development of ripples and bulges in the skin.
Plastic and Reconstruction Post Surgical Garments
What are post-operative compression garments?
Compression garmentry are post-operative clothing formed from nylon and elastin. They provide a supportive environment to promote healing and optimal results following your procedure. These surgeries may include liposuction, mammoplasty, augmentative or reconstructive breast surgery, abdominoplasty, face lifts, neck lifts and more. Studies have shown that compression at the surgical site not only accelerates healing but will also assist in reducing pain and swelling.
Reduce bruising and swelling
Compression garments help reduce the chances of bruising following surgery. Blood vessel disruption during procedures can cause the development of bruising at and around the surgical site. The promotion of blood circulation will aid in the expulsion of any excessive or unwanted fluids that occur in cavities and tissues in the treated region.
Reduce skin drooping
Accelerated healing is aided by compression garments that hold the skin tightly. Excess skin may remain post surgery and these garments reducing lumping or sagging of skin.
Assist with postoperative pains
By reducing swelling, bruising and inflammation a reduction in pain reduction is often reported by those that use post-operative compression garments.
Helps promote blood circulation
After your procedure, your surgeon will advise you on how long you should wear the garment. During this time, your mobility may be limited, and this may leads to reduced circulation which may put you at risk of clotting. The use of compression garments promotes effective circulation and reduces the risk associated with blood clot formation. Proper circulation also helps in rapid wound healing and decreases the chances of infection.
Maintains your new body form and physique.
The aim of the cosmetic surgery may be to achieve the body shape and contour that you want and maintaining this form post-surgery is very beneficial. Compression garments act as a shaping mechanism to maintain your new body form.
- Tummy Tuck Surgery
- Body Lift Surgery (excess skin reduction after massive weight loss)
- Arm lift Surgery
- Breast Surgery – especially Breast Lift and Breast Reduction
- Liposuction Surgery
- Facelift or Neck lift surgery
Types of Garments
We have access to a wide variety of compression options, including girdles, bodysuits, arm sleeves, face masks, bras, and much more. Each of these styles is available in various fits and coverage lengths, making it possible to find the right garment for you.
The post-operative garments are available in sizes ranging from 2XS to 4XL. Selecting the correct size ensures that consistent, targeted compression is applied to the correct areas of the body We offer women’s surgical compression garments for step 1 and step 2 of the recovery process
¾ length arm sleeves SM
Girdle with high back SFBHS2
High waist zipperless girdle – calf length LGM2
Long arm sleeves SL
Vest ¾ sleeve length GFVM
Face mask midneck FM100B
Girdle with suspenders – calf length FBM
Girdle with suspenders – short length FBS
Girdle with suspenders – bikini length FBA
Short vest MVS
Sleeveless vest MV
Short sleeve bodysuit MB/SS
Girdle thigh length MGS
Face mask Long Neck FM100C
Comfort during recovery has been at the forefront during the design of these garments. Not only are these garments effective in promoting faster healing, reducing swelling and reducing pain, they are also comfortable to wear. The use of compression garments is fairly common following surgical procedures, many patients often have questions regarding how they are measured and fitted. We urge you to contact us should you have any questions regarding post-operative compression garments.