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How long do I wear the bandage?

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How long do I wear the bandage?
« on: July 01, 2006, 09:08:17 AM »
I'm told to wear the bandage for 6 days, but its getting loose, and I reckon a compression vest would give more pressure. Although swelled, I've healed nicely with little blood and excess fluid.

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Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 12:08:44 AM »
anyone?

Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 10:58:14 AM »
I am surprised your surgeon didn't get you a compression vest to begin with. I was told to wear it for 6 weeks except during showers. It helps to reduce swelling and bruising significantly. I am finding it to be quit helpful in easing my discomfort and maximizing my recovery. I had the surgery a week ago tomorrow

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Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 11:04:37 AM »
I did get a compression vest, but I was supposed to wear the bandage (which also gave compression) for 6 days before I switched.

Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 11:21:06 AM »
Hmmm, I never wore anything but the vest. I have been wearing it for a week now and am suppose to go 5 more weeks according to the surgeon. Though I have taken it off a few times for 3-4 minutes tops.

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Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2006, 11:30:50 AM »
Yeah, six weeks for me too. Happy about the results so far?

Re: How long do I wear the bandage?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2006, 11:37:37 AM »
Well, I know it is very soon to tell but I could see a tremendous difference that day. I like the way my chest looks now and once the swelling and bruising go down completely I am hoping my opinion doesn't change. Or at least it changes for the better. I have no more puffy nipples and fat by my armpit and nipple area. I am very paranoid after hearing all these stories about disappointment here from similar stories. It's alot of money to be disappointed. My surgeon says he will not charge me if we need to correct something but I still have to pay for operating room and anesthia and stuff again. That is expensive by itself. So hopefully no more needs to be done.


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