Everyone who gets a tummy tuck wants great results, and a Board Certified plastic surgeon is key. However, the surgery itself is a short event in comparison to what comes after: recovery. Recovery is extremely important when it comes to getting the results you want. This is actually good news, because it means you play a significant role in your results. You and your surgeon are a team, and you have a lot of power to control how your body turns out.
What are compression garments?
Why are compression garments so important?
How should my compression garment fit?
A garment that is too tight or too loose will do more harm than good. Make sure your garment isn’t too tight by checking for rolls and folds. On the other hand, if your garment won’t stay in place, it is too loose. A good garment will not only have shoulder straps, but it will have a panty extension to make sure it doesn’t roll up. The groin area needs plenty of compression after a tummy tuck, as it is a place where fluid easily gets trapped.
At Front Range Plastic and Surgery, we understand that recovery almost always takes longer than expected. Don’t let impatience get the better of you. Instead, make sure you follow your surgeon’s advice to the letter. You will be glad you did. Our Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schutte, will help you get there!