The advantages of applying compression to post surgical areas is by surgical garments and girdles are agreed upon almost universally among surgeons around the world.
Compression garments apply constant, uniform and equal pressure to the area(s) of their intended use. Many of these garments are created from highly-elastic materials for their ability to return to the original shape after stretching and faster drying than ordinary fabrics.
Plastic surgeons generally recommend use of compression garments following tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), liposuction, arm lifts (brachioplasty), face lifts (rhytidectomy), facial procedures, gastric bypass procedures, male mastopexy (gynecomastia treatment), breast augmentation , breast reduction, and many other types of surgical sculpture procedures. Dermatologists also typically recommend compression wear for patients with lymphoma, burns, and varicose veins to help improve quality of life.
↑ Increased Comfort
Compression minimizes the movement of damaged tissues, helping patients remain comfortable while relaxing or moving.
↑ Circulation ↓ Bruising and Swelling
Compression facilitates improved circulation, which minimizes the retention of fluids allowing for bruising and swelling to dissipate quicker.
↓ Complication ↓ Deformities
As mentioned above, compression facilitates circulation and fluid passage, which in turn, reduces the risk of blockages and complications. Simultaneously, by applying compression to affected areas, skin adhesion is improved and damaged tissues heal faster.