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Cheermom2
San Clemente, CA

 
Can I wear compression stockings instead of the garments or Spanx?
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I'm at the end of week 2 of my post-op. I had inner & outer thighs and knees lipo'd.

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claudia.c


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Woodland Hills, CA
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October 13, 2010 3:19 PM

It would be best to ask your PS what he recommends.

Usually compression stockings are used for other reasons like vein problems and circulation-related conditions, including (edema), (more)
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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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July 28, 2010 6:59 AM

Ask your surgeon. We all have differing post operative protocols. (more)
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sarahl
Woodland Hills, CA
United States
 
October 25, 2010 11:12 AM

With so much written on the importance of getting a good compression garment and the feedback we receive from post-surgery patients, there is no doubt that getting a medical compression garment is the way to go!

Non-medical garments do not have the key features, construction, materials, and technology used in the plastic surgery compression garments featured in the Make Me Heal Store. First, the medical garments are designed with a targeted compression technology that makes sure that you receive the maximum compression in key surgical areas. In addition to providing maximum compression in the surgical areas, the garment will also provide general support for all areas of the body that the garment is covering. The combination of targeted compression and general support helps reduce the overall recovery time, improves comfort, and helps you get the best cosmetic outcome.

http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product/medical_garment.vm

The medical garments featured in the Make Me Heal Store offer features that are unavailable in non-medical garments, including no seams at key surgical areas and labels that are placed on the outside of the garments to avoid irritation and help make you more comfortable during the recovery process. For additional comfort, many of the medical garments have an open-crotch design so that the garment does not need to be removed at any time. Many of the garments also have flat lock stitching.




 



 

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