Center for Reconstructive Surgery

Post Operative Garments

​Why do I need to wear a compression garment after liposuction?

Wearing a compression garment after surgery helps reduce swelling, improve comfort, and can help with shaping.

How long do I need to wear the garment?

  • ​From day of surgery to 2 weeks after surgery - wear at all times other than showering 
  • From 2 weeks after surgery to 4 weeks after surgery - wear at least 50% of the time (day or night) 
  • From 4 weeks after surgery to 6 weeks after - wear during strenuous activity

What do I need to do before surgery?

  • Purchase the garment you were advised to get. 
  • If you need help with sizing, use the online company customer service. 
  • Bring your garment with you the day of surgery.

How do I know what size to get?

  • Use your pre-op measurements for waist/ hip for body girdles 
  • Use rib cage circumference for breast reduction bra (and order c/d cup size) 
  • Use your rib cage circumference for male compression vest
  • Use you low hip circumference for abdominal binder