Choosing the right post-liposuction compression garments is a crucial step in your liposuction recovery journey, and getting it right can significantly influence the comfort and effectiveness of your healing process. There are 3 crucial things to look for: material (lycra/elastic is optimal), fit (snug but not too tight) and design (features like zippers are essential). Here’s a quick guide to finding the right post-lipo compression clothes to help you recover from liposuction.

Why Wear a Post–Liposuction Compression Garment

After liposuction, there’s often swelling and fluid accumulation in the spaces where fat was removed. This swelling is natural but needs to be managed properly for best results. Compression garments apply the necessary pressure to these areas to help reduce swelling, prevent fluid build-up, and shape your body according to the new contours. They also speed up your recovery by promoting better blood flow and supporting the affected tissues.

How Compression Garments Post-Lipo Recovery

  • Prevent fluid build-up: Immediately after surgery, it’s common to have swelling and fluid accumulation. Wearing compression garments helps minimize this by applying pressure and promoting fluid drainage through the lymphatic system.
  • Support healing: The garments help hold your body in the best position for healing and can prevent the skin from wrinkling or sagging as it heals.
  • Reduce pain and increase comfort: By securing the surgical areas, these garments can also reduce pain and make movement easier post-surgery.
  • Enhance overall results: Uniform pressure from the garments helps your body adapt to its new shape, leading to smoother contours and less noticeable scars.

Key Features to Look For in a Post-Lipo Compression Garment

  • Material: Look for breathable, stretchable materials like Lycra or a combination of elastic fabrics. Avoid materials you’re allergic to, such as latex.
  • Fit: The garment should fit snugly but not be so tight that it restricts circulation. It should provide consistent pressure across the treated areas.
  • Design: Choose a design appropriate for the area you had treated. For example, if you had abdominal liposuction, look for a garment with adjustable straps and a supportive waistband. Make sure any zippers or hooks are comfortable and don’t irritate your skin.

Where to Buy Post-Liposuction Compression Garments in Australia

You can find post-lipo compression garments at medical supply stores, online, or directly from your cosmetic surgery clinic in Australia. It’s important to buy a high-quality garment recommended by your surgeon. Here’s a list of good quality compression garment retailers:

  • Surgiplas Medical
  • Precise Medical Supplies
  • SRC Health
  • Leonisa
  • Surgical Supplies Australia

When in Doubt – Consult Your Surgeon

Always talk to your surgeon before buying a compression garment. They can recommend the best type based on the specifics of your surgery and recovery needs.

Remember, the right compression garment is not just about aesthetics—it plays a critical role in how well and how quickly you recover from liposuction. Making a thoughtful choice in this aspect is crucial for achieving the best results from your procedure.

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Liposuction Compression Garments FAQs

How long should compression garments be worn after liposuction?

After liposuction, it’s recommended to wear compression garments continuously for the first three weeks — that means all day, every day, but you can take them off to shower. After that, you should wear them part-time for another three weeks to support your recovery and enhance the shaping of the treated area.

Can I wear Spanx instead of a compression garment after lipo?

While Spanx or similar shapewear might seem like a convenient alternative, they’re generally not recommended as a substitute for a medical-grade compression garment after liposuction. The compression from Spanx might not be evenly distributed or adequate for the needs of your healing tissues.

What happens if you don’t wear a compression garment after liposuction?

Skipping the compression garment after liposuction can increase your recovery time and might lead to less than optimal results. It helps to reduce swelling, prevent fluid build-up, and support the new contours of your body. Not wearing it could also increase discomfort and the likelihood of uneven healing or contour irregularities.

What are the best clothes to wear after lipo?

After liposuction, the best clothes to wear are loose-fitting and comfortable to accommodate your compression garments underneath. Soft, stretchable fabrics like cotton are ideal as they are gentle on the skin and allow for some swelling, which is common after the procedure. Avoid tight or restrictive clothing that might interfere with the healing process.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient.
Read more here - https://levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery

Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
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Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
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Want to learn more about a treatment at Levant? Reach out for a consultation today on 1300 323 772.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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Results, recovery & potential complications will vary for each individual patient. Read more here https://www.levantcs.com.au/risks-and-recovery/

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from a qualified health practitioner.
Photos & videos featured are not a guarantee that your results will be the same & do not guarantee a particular surgical outcome.
Content on our Instagram page is published with the consent of our patients.
The content featured is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice.
Images taken immediately post-operatively may not reflect final results.

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