Plastic surgery seems to suffer a bit of an image problem. Often called cosmetic surgery, because it is used to improve a patient’s appearance in some way, most people associate it with nose jobs, facelifts and tummy tucks.
But not so many people know the other common name for plastic surgery: reconstructive surgery. Burn patients, those who have had tumours removed and people who suffer severe facial injuries depend on plastic surgery to improve their condition as well as appearance.
Regardless of whether the surgery was for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or to repair scar tissue from a burn or surgical procedure, compression leggings are ideal for post plastic surgery recovery.
3 Benefits of Compression Leggings for Plastic Surgery Recovery Times
Compression leggings, like Mass & Slim’s Active Slim Compression Leggings, offer one big benefit for post-op patients. They help speed up recovery times. But that’s just the first of many benefits of compression wear.
Before we begin, it's important that patients consult with and follow the advice of their plastic surgeon for all aspects of their post-op care.
Reduces the Risk of Seroma - Seroma is the collection of fluid in a pocket under the skin after surgery. By exerting gentle pressure on the entire area, compression garments reduce the chance of the pockets forming and collecting fluid.
Improves Circulation - Your blood and lymph fluids bring oxygen and nutrients to the affected area to help it heal, and they remove toxins and inflammation-causing agents that can make recovery less comfortable. Compression leggings promote blood and lymph flow.
- Better Body Contouring - While cosmetic surgeons are skilled at proportionally contouring the area, they have no control over what happens after you leave the medical center. Contour issues can emerge and, if everything isn’t held in place by compression wear, the issue might heal that way and be permanent.
You can learn more about the benefits of compression wear by reading our article “4 Reasons Why You Should Wear Compression Leggings”.