Arm/Brachioplasty Compression Garments
Note: The arm sleeves featured in this area of the Store are appropriate for use after cosmetic surgery procedures. We also have other arm sleeve garments that some plastic surgery patients wear which are not specifically indicated for cosmetic surgery but are made for edema (swelling), lymphedema, and for swelling following breast cancer surgery. Click here to view these garments.
How Can Arm Brachioplasty Compression Garments Benefit My Healing Journey?
The compression garments featured in the Store can provide support and compression to the arm procedures including arm lift, arm reduction, brachioplasty, liposuction (arms, biceps, forearms, armpit) and for arm procedures that need to be done following gastric bypass surgery or bariatric surgery. Some of the garments also provide compression for the shoulders, upper back, and wings, and the chest. You can choose garments with short or long sleeves, and garments that have a back or no back.
Following an arm procedure, your doctor will ask you to wear a compression garment. Wearing a compression garment is essential to improve blood circulation, minimize swelling after the procedure, flush the body out of potentially harmful fluids, accelerate the healing process, and allow the patient to return to daily routines sooner. A compression garment also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to its new contours.
An arm compression garment is typically worn immediately after the surgery and continuously for several days (or longer depending on the doctor’s instructions) and then non-continuously for the initial 1-2 weeks of post-op. During the initial period of post-op, your doctor may instruct you to wear this garment constantly (even while sleeping) and only remove it when you need to go to the bathroom or to shower. Generally, the amount of time you will need to wear your garment will be reduced as you move forward in your healing journey. Due to heavy drainage and long, continuous periods of time that you may need to wear the garment, it is recommended to purchase 2 garments.
How Do I Measure Myself Correctly & Get The Right Size?
Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting a garment. For this reason, please view the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) that is included along with each garment that you view in the Store.