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Offline tnel00son

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does anyone know exactly why you need to wear a compression vest after surgery for so long? im trying to understand exactly what it does.

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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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You need some form of compression post-surgery to hold the disturbed flesh together. The length of time to wear a compression garment would depend on how quickly the patient heals.

John.
Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Offline jc71

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yep, the purpose of the vest is to reduce swelling and conform the chest to its new contour.

« Last Edit: August 18, 2006, 02:48:37 PM by jc71 »

Offline flex1appeal

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My doctor suggested I wear it for the first six weeks and I am at my 8th week now and still am wearing it. I slacked for about 1 week. It was around week 5 and I couldn't believe my chest was swollen still. When I looked at it I thought to myself that I still had gyno or it was returning but come to find out, it was still swollen. I know because I put the vest back on every night for the last 2 weeks and the swelling went down even more. Still a tad swollen so I am gonna use this vest until I feel it is not necessary. Every one is different and heals at different paces. The vest is surely a great tool for reducing swelling and for helping the skin retract.

Offline chopemoff

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i know this is sort of a rehash...

In my consultation with Fielding he said tensor would be fine. I feel it might be the same as one of these vests, but how easy is it to actually wind a tensor around you right after surgery?

Do you have that kind of mobility and freedom of movement without pain?

Has anyone any thoughts on whether a vest made for this would work better than just a tensor from the drug store? thanks.

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does anyone know exactly why you need to wear a compression vest after surgery for so long? im trying to understand exactly what it does.

I prefer to use a compression vest after gynecomastia surgery for many reasons explained on that link.  I use first stage compression, to protect tissues.  Second stage protection is for scars.  

Scars that heal under pressure are often much softer than scars without scar therapy or pressure.  I prefer to individualize the scar care and compression needs for each of my patients.  Such issues are better discussed with your doctor.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
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