What is the best compression garments for tummy tuck?
What compression garment would you recommend after a tummy tuck?
The Marena suit you show in your photo is very good for the first couple of weeks following a tummy tuck. After the first 2-3 weeks I usually suggest my patients switch to something more comfortable such as a Spanx. Check with your surgeon for their recommendations. (Vincent D. Lepore, MD, San Jose Plastic Surgeon)
You can transition to the second stage garments and many of my patients like Spanx. Ask your PS often times they are for sale in the office. (Anh Lee, MD, El Paso Plastic Surgeon)
You might try a waist binder, such as spanx or flexie brand. My patients find them comfortable and easy to wear under clothes. (Robert E. Zaworski, MD, Atlanta Plastic Surgeon)
Binder after tummy tuckIn my Manhattan plastic surgery center we recommend design veronique garments. They are quality compression garments that are dicreet under your clothing. This will make them easier to wear for a longer period of time. The longer you wear the garment after your procedure, the better. (Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, New York Plastic Surgeon)
I have been using simple abdominal binders only for the past 20 years and have been happy with what they done for my patients. I use them until 4-5 days after removal of the drains (which is usually about 5-7 days) to make sure there is no more fluid accumulating. I then let my patients choose mildly compressive garments (such as dance tights or Spanx) of their choice. There will be some swelling at the lower abdomen for a while. (Neil T. Chen, MD, Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon)
Compression garment after tummy tuck?
Marena and Caromed both make good compression garments, but it would be helpful to know how far out you are from surgery. I often have my patients transition to spanx after surgery as usually the spanx are more comfortable than compression garments and I usually have them make that transition as early as 2 weeks out from surgery. Make sure you also check with your plastic surgeon regarding his/her recommendations. Best of luck with your recovery! (Jeffrey A. Sweat, MD, Sacramento Plastic Surgeon)