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after surgery vest (again)
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:10:07 AM »
hello evryone
i have been reading this forum for a week now and its been a great help.
Had surgery a week ago in Poland (i am from uk) and am recovering well.

The surgeon said to wear the compression garment for 6-8 weeks after suregry...

Does this sound excessively cautious

Was thinking about 3 weeks and then wearing a micro fibre type compression vest but dont want to go against the surgeons advice and waste 1400 spent on surgery

any advice/help greatly appreciated.


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Re: after surgery vest (again)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 11:15:36 AM »
For best results follow your doctor's advice!
I'd rather be hated for who I am, then loved for who I'm not!

I am who I am,  and I'm not going to change to please anyone!

https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=24515.0

Re: after surgery vest (again)
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 04:20:02 PM »
well its now 6 weeks and ive managed to wear the vest non stop (i bought another one).
Does anyone think it would help if i continued to wear the vest at nightime (in bed) for another week or so, or would this not help as i wont be wearing it during the day.....

ps hammer - thats for the reply, it was the kick up the ass i needed to get on with it.
it actually got a lot easier after 3 weeks

Re: after surgery vest (again)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2015, 02:14:28 PM »
Every surgeon's post-op care regimen is different -- it represents what works for that particular surgeon.
In my practice, I request that my patient's wear the post op compression garment for 4-6 weeks.  After 6 weeks, it has done its job and need not be worn.  Some of my patients have worn it longer and that is fine -- it can't harm and it might help.
Dr Jacobs
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastianewyork.com/revi


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