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Regarding compression garments after surgery
« on: December 09, 2006, 01:37:17 PM »
I consulted a plastic surgeon recently for surgery for gynecomastia. I was really surprised when he told me I would need to wear a compression belt after surgery. Because I have heard about only compression vests.
When I asked for more details about that, he told me it's just an abdominal belt. I feel it will be noticeable and compression vest will be an better option. Also he told me I would wear the belt immediately after the surgery.
Guys, could u pls tell me whether compression belt is a good option and whether it is generally suggested by surgeons?
Also can I go for compression vest even though doctor is suggesting compression belt?


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Re: Regarding compression garments after surgery
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006, 05:28:14 PM »
Can I go for compression vest even though doctor is suggesting compression belt?

Dude, it really doesn't matter what type of garment you wear. As long as you get 'some' form of compression at the surgery site.

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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Re: Regarding compression garments after surgery
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006, 12:27:41 PM »
Hi Bambu,
Thanks for your reply. I thought compression belt would be more noticeable.
Which one is less noticeable?
I need to buy a compression vest/belt based on your reply.
Thanks again.
Tony.

Re: Regarding compression garments after surgery
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 04:48:37 PM »
Is the compression belt about 8" wide and look kinda like a towel with velco at the ends. That's what my PS showed me, and I was thinking the same thing, that it would be more noticable.


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