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What Happens When You Don't Wear Compression Garments After Surgery?

Compression garments are an essential part of the post-operative recovery process. They are designed to provide support to the body and help reduce swelling and fluid build-up.

The question is, what will happen if you don't wear compression garments after surgery?

Increased swelling

Compression garments are designed to apply pressure to the affected areas, which helps to reduce the amount of fluid buildup and inflammation. Without the added support of a compression garment, the body is more prone to swelling, which can lead to prolonged discomfort and even more extended healing times.


The added pressure of the garment can help to prevent blood from pooling under the skin, reducing the severity of any bruising or discoloration. Without a compression garment, patients may experience more significant bruising, which can take longer to heal and be more painful.

Poor Surgery Results

Compression garments are an important part of the recovery process after surgery, and not wearing them as recommended can alter the post-op results in several ways:

The skin may not adhere smoothly to the underlying tissues without proper compression, resulting in bumps, lumps, and sagging. Using compression garments can improve the appearance of the treated area by keeping the skin smooth and taut.

Liposuction is designed to remove fat cells from specific areas of the body, and not wearing compression garments after surgery can result in irregular contours. Without compression, the remaining fat cells can shift, leading to unevenness or asymmetry in the treated area.

Faja, a compression garment, is available at Bodies of Atlanta. Call today for a Faja Fitting appointment with our nurse.

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