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Fluid has to be expelled from your body after it undergoes cosmetic surgery such as:
For this to be efficiently performed, you'll need to wear recovery surgical compression garments. Recovery period is divided into two stages: stage 1 and stage 2 recovery.
Your surgeon will do his or her best to expel the fluids during surgery, but they won't be able to drain all of this body fluid during the procedure. Some of it will have to be drained out afterwards by putting on a post surgical compression garment, immediately after your surgery. This post surgery stage is referred to as the First Stage of Post-Operative Recovery.
During this stage, you'll notice a considerable amount of swelling and bruising. The use of these Stage 1 post surgical compression garments will help you with these issues. They are designed to allow open drainage process so you can conveniently remove the excess fluid from your body after a liposuction, lifting, Tummy Tuck, breast augmentation or Brazilian butt lift.
Typically, a stage 1 post surgical compression garment is designed with zippers or eye and hook front or side closures. This helps to minimize friction and makes it easier for you to pull against tender skin and incisions. You'll find several types of stage 1 post surgery garments specialized by surgery type. Among other things, you can find: surgical bras for breast implants or breast reduction, abdominal binders and Tummy Tuck compression garments, liposuction garments, arm lift compression sleeves, bodysuits for body sculpting (Liposculpture) or body lift, post surgical compression garments for butt lift, or compression vests for male pectoral implants or breast reduction.
Wearing these Stage 1 post surgery garments has to be done immediately after the surgery. You will then notice that the swelling and bruising will be reduced, which would also imply a shorter healing time.
Ideally, you should be wearing these post surgical compression garments for one to two weeks, or even longer depending on the type of plastic surgery you are undergoing. But it is always best to ask your plastic surgeon with regards to which type of surgical compression garments you should use, and the length of time you should put it on. If you experience any inconvenience, it is best to refrain from using your post surgical compression garment and to seek immediate assistance from your surgeon or physician.