Wearing Compression Garment After Tumescent Liposuction?

Q:  How long should you wear compression garments? I am having a lot of swelling if I don’t wear one. Its been 19 days since the procedure. What should I do to decrease swelling and water retention?

A:  I generally advise my patients to wear the compression garment for 6 weeks after liposuction.  I am also a big fan of lymphatic drainage massage to help decrease swelling, but I advise speaking with your surgeon to get his or her recommendations.