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Compression is Key

Why Compression is Key to a Good Result After Liposuction or Gynecomastia Procedures

Have you been advised to wear a compression garment after surgery but you’re not sure why? After undergoing any type of cosmetic surgery procedure, the body needs time to heal and recover. This recovery process is important to both lower the risk of complications, as well as enhance the overall results of the surgery.

While each procedure requires a slightly different recovery method, one thing that’s often recommended, especially after larger surgeries, is a compression garment. These are key to achieving the best possible result after procedures such as liposuction or gynecomastia.

Here, you’ll discover what compression garments actually are and why they play a crucial role in your result.

What is a compression garment?

Compression garments are elasticated, wide strips of material and they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

Each is designed to tighten around a specific body part, providing continuous pressure onto the area.

Patients who have had a gynecomastia procedure for example, would benefit from a compression vest. However, it’s worth noting that not all compression garments are created to the same high standards. If you want to achieve the best result therefore, it’s vital to ensure you’re buying a top-quality garment.  We recommend the adjustable compression vest from ES Garments. Our patients receive a fantastic 10% discount by entering the code SGL10 at the checkout.

Admittedly, these garments don’t exactly look fashionable, but they are a crucial part of the recovery process.

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Short Sleeve Chest Compression Shirt

Why is compression important after surgery?

Compression garments deliver many benefits throughout the recovery process. They may seem like a fairly simple piece of material, but you’d be surprised by how high-tech they are these days. The right garment will:

Prevent infection – The compression garment will ensure the surgical bandages and dressings remain in place, lowering the risk of infection. Although rare, infections are always a risk with cosmetic procedures and they can potentially prove extremely serious if they do develop.

High-quality compression garments also contain anti-microbial properties which allow the skin to breathe, while also keeping the area clean and hygienic.

Minimise swelling and bruising – Swelling and bruising are very common side effects of surgery, making it difficult to see the final result until they’ve disappeared. Compression garments can help to minimise the swelling and bruising experienced after surgery, helping you to achieve the final result much quicker. They work by preventing the build up of excess fluid in the areas which have been operated on; a common cause of swelling and bruising.

Enhance patient comfort – The garments act as a barrier between the environment and the wound. This means, there’s no risk of anything touching the area while you’re wearing them. The constant pressure also restricts movement in the area, making the recovery much more comfortable.

Enhance the overall result – The reduced risk of infection and other complications, along with the reduced bruising and swelling, enhances the final result. The compression garment also helps the skin to contract and settle in to its new shape. This is especially important after gynecomastia and liposuction procedures.

If you have any questions or concerns the sales advisors at Eurosurgical are available to help.

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