Q&A: CAN I STOP WEARING MY COMPRESSION GARMENT 12 WEEKS POST-OP TUMMY TUCK?

"I am 12 weeks post-op tummy tuck with a hernia and muscle repair today. I resumed exercise at about 4 weeks, gradually of course, and at this point I am feeling pretty good. I would like to start lifting heavier weight and trying sprint intervals again. My compression garment is starting to annoy me a bit and at this point I am curious about how healed the muscle repair is and if it is safe for me to start weening off of the compression garment. Thank you very much."

 

DR. POUSTI: Compression Garment after Tummy Tuck?

Thank you for the question.

I suggest you “burn” the garment at your earliest convenience.

Best wishes.

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