Compression garments are frequently utilized following thigh lift surgery. The management of these devices varies from surgeon to surgeon and is dependent upon a variety of factors. These garments decrease swelling, remodel soft tissue and increase patient comfort following this type of procedure.
We generally utilize compression garments for 3 to 4 weeks following thigh lift surgery. It’s important to understand that each patient’s situation is unique and for this reason compression garments are occasionally used for longer periods of time. In some cases patients may feel more comfortable wearing these garments in the post-operative period.
It’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon before proceeding with thigh lift surgery. Your surgeon should be able to outline his protocol for post-operative care and the use of compression garments.