The popularity of liposuction has increased over the years. It is not just confined to celebrities. Compression garments are special attires that are tailored to help patients recover from liposuction surgery. They are designed to bring down the pain of the surgery as well as reduce recovery time.
The doctors suggest to patients who have undergone liposuction apply some pressure to the treated area. Wearing compression clothing is one of the best ways of applying pressure to the body after surgery. It is also the most comfortable and convenient way. These are user-friendly garments that are made of fabrics like Lycra, Nylon, Spandex or Tactel.
Why do you need to wear compression garments after liposuction? After liposuction moved the skin needs to be held close to the body to promote healing. These garments also help in faster recovery by enhancing blood circulation, minimizing swelling and preventing infection of the body.
The length of time for which a patient might need to wear these garments depends upon the type of liposuction surgery. The post-surgery garments are of various types. There are full body garments that contain parts for the mid and lower part of the body, back, flanks, hips, knees, arms, calves, thighs etc.
There are abdominal garments that are worn after abdominal liposuction or tummy tuck as is popularly called. There are facial compression garments that are put on after a facelift. They are designed to cover areas like chin, lower face and also the neck area. Similarly there are like garments for arms, shoulders and other parts of the body.
Compression garments can be donned underneath regular clothing like underwear. You can continue to wear regular clothes over the garments.
Compression outfits also have non medicinal usage too. They are used for body shaping and body slimming as they are tight fitting clothing. However there is a good deal difference between medical and non medical garments. Medical garments can result in higher level of compression than non medical ones.
The medical garments are also more durable than non medical ones. The medical garments can be worn be worn for up to 6 to 8 weeks without losing its compressing capacity. The non medical ones are for short term. If worn day long they may lose compression. Always seek proper medical advice when using compression garments.
But before you use such a garment always check its quality. Go for the comfortable, well fitting and good quality garments, even if you have to pay a few more dollars for them. Also remember, that too much use of these garments can cause disorders. Use as instructed by your doctor. Always remember that a compression outfits need to be comfortable to the human body to minimize the affects of plastic surgery.
Now how to wash compression attires? Using wrong methods of washing can damage the compression of the garments. The best method is putting the garment in the washing machine on gentle cycles. Some may require hand washing. Use a lower cycle in the dryer or air dry. Always check the manufacturers instructions.