Compression Garments

Benefits of Post Surgical Compression Garments

Plastic surgery garments are an essential part of the healing process. Immediately following surgery, patients are wrapped in a tight fitting first-stage compression garment. Compression is extremely important after surgery because it helps to flush harmful fluids out of the body, which reduces the risk of infection. It also reduces swelling, bruising and helps to properly mold body contours.  

Patients will be required wear this type of compression garment for several days. The length of time varies depending on the type of procedure performed and the individual’s rate of recovery. After the initial garment is removed by the doctor, it is recommended that all patients utilize a post-operative surgical garment for anywhere from 2-8 weeks.

Surgical garments are specially designed to address concerns for particular procedures and provide constant and consistent compression in the appropriate places for optimal healing. It is not recommended to use non-medical garments because they do not utilize the advanced technologies to provide ideal results. In fact, non-surgical plastic surgery garments can worsen swelling, slow healing and increase recovery time. They will also most likely increase discomfort because they are not intended to be worn for long periods of time.


Types of Post Surgical Garments

It is important to utilize the correct type of surgical garment for your procedure. Be sure to ask your surgeon which type of compresion garment is best suited for you, along with the recommended size garment for after your procedure. A garment that is too large or too small can negatively impact your plastic surgery results.

To acheive ideal results after breast procedures, such as breast augmentation, breast lift surgery or a breast reduction, it is recommended that patients first wear a post surgical bra, followed by a sports bra before wearing a bra without underwire.

Abdominal binders are an important part of tummy tuck recovery. Liposuction compression garments are also often used after abdominoplasty to achieve desired results, as well as on its own after liposuction surgery.  Similar garments are also available for body contouring procedures and are designed specifically for those procedures. These types of garments include arm sleeves, tram flap garments and full body compression garments.

Facial procedures also require special garments to reduce swelling on the face. Several different types of garments are available to address concerns for various procedures, including full coverage compression garments after facelift surgery and under chin garments for liposuction procedures.


Types of garments include:

  • Post Surgical Bras
  • Abdominal Binders
  • Liposuction Compression
  • Facial Surgery Garments
  • Male Compression Garment
  • Arm Sleeves (after brachioplasty)
  • Post Gastric Bypass Garments
  • Stage 3 Post Breast Surgery Sports Bras