How Can Breast Compression Garments Benefit My Healing Journey?
Following breast reduction, your doctor may ask you to wear a compression garment or vest. Wearing a garment after breast reduction 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. Further, compression garments can also help prevent a patient from experiencing some “throbbing” sensations after surgery. Compression garments can also help reduce tension on newly formed scars and prevent them from stretching.
Breast compression garments and vests are typically worn immediately after the surgery for a period of time that may range from days to weeks, depending on the doctor’s instructions. 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 shower. As your healing progresses, you should be able to remove the garment for various activities. 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.