I am going on one month post-op. I had gland removal and lipo of the under arm area. I have been having a hard time with the vest, because it keeps rolling up at the bottom causing me pain (I have large hips). There is quite a bit of swelling mostly where the lipo was done. Will the results be the same with out the vest in the long run. Or will it affect the results negatively. Thank you After Gynecomastia Surgery Chest Garments
can really help with after surgery swelling. A First Stage Male Chest Compression Garments
is safer to get on and off right after surgery. Swelling without such compression does not go away as fast. The garment's stabilization of tissues helps minimize new injury and swelling. How long to wear a garment depends on the problem treated, what was done, and other factors best discussed with your surgeon familiar with the problem. I prefer to individualize how long for each of my patients, one duration does not fit all situations. As long as there is swelling and a patient is more comfortable with the garment than without, there can be significant advantages to compression.
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help with scars. Scars that evolve under pressure do much better than scars without pressure.
Not all garments are the same. Some designs tend to ride up more than others. Fit can be important, that is why I fit each of my patients before surgery.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Surgery