What is liposuction foam?
Liposuction foam is a liposuction recovery compression sheet made of medical grade foam. It provides smooth uniform pressure over the liposuctioned area.
Lipo foam comes in many different sized and shaped sheets.
What is the purpose of liposuction foam?
Lipo foam aids in liposuction recovery by placing smooth, even pressure over the freshly suctioned area.
This compression helps to reduce fluid retention, skin folding, postoperative swelling, bruising, and scarring.
It helps shape the final result and provides comfort during the liposuction recovery process.
Liposuction foam can also support compression garments by preventing them from creasing.
When should I wear liposuction foam?
Lipo foam should be worn after any liposuction procedure. This includes minor spot liposuction procedures, such as chin or arm lipo.
Liposuction foam should also be worn after more complex procedures, like the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery.
How long do you wear foam after liposuction?
Lipo foam can be worn anywhere from 3 days to 4 weeks. It just depends on how long the liposuction recovery process is.
Your surgeon will advise you on the right postoperative care for your procedure. This includes how long to wear your lipo foam.
Can I shower with liposuction foam on?
If you have to.
Some surgery recovery protocols call for patients to shower with their lipo foam on. These patients will then need to dry their foam sheets with a cool blow dryer.
Otherwise, liposuction foam should be gently removed before you shower or bathe. You can then apply a fresh sheet after.
You will need to keep your lipo foam on for a certain period of time before it can be removed. Your surgeon will advise you on when it is safe to initially remove your compression support.
If your liposuction recovery protocol calls for showering with your foam on, your surgeon will give you detailed information on how to maintain it.
Do you have to wear liposuction foam?
Lipo foam makes liposuction recovery easier, safer, and more comfortable. But it isn’t necessarily required.
Not all surgeons use it. Some surgeons use compression garments without added foam support.
If you’d prefer the comfort and benefits of lipo foam, you can ask your surgeon to have it included in your liposuction recovery plan.
Where do you put liposuction foams?
You can wear your compression foam anywhere you’ve had liposuction done.
Lipo foam sheets come in many sizes. They can fit any area of your body: the back, chin, arms, thighs, stomach, buttocks, etc.
How do I wear or apply liposuction foam?
You wear lipo foam next to your skin, but over any bandages, surgical padding, or surgical drains. This foam layer is then followed by your compression garments.
You can apply the lipo foam by placing it directly on the liposuctioned area, then covering it with your compression garment.
What are the benefits of wearing liposuction foam?
Liposuction foam improves the comfort of your recovery process. It makes your recovery safer by reducing fluid retention, swelling, and bruising.
Lipo foam also helps fat disperse and molds the suctioned area into a certain shape. This dispersion and molding can provide a more aesthetically pleasing final result.
What kind of surgeries require liposuction foam?
Lipo foam should be used with all liposuction surgeries and procedures.
Even minor outpatient lipo results can be improved with the fat dispersing effects of foam compression.
Is liposuction foam the most effective way to reduce swelling after getting liposuction?
Yes. Liposuction foam is the most effective way to reduce swelling in the post-op recovery process. That’s because it provides a smooth and even compression.
Compression garments tend to crease, wrinkle, and dig into the flesh. This is not ideal for surgical recovery.
In the immediate recovery, compression garments should always be worn over lipo foam.
Lymph drainage, massage, and walking help to reduce swelling, but these can’t be relied on immediately following surgery.
What will happen if I don’t use liposuction foam?
You are more likely to experience significant bruising, swelling, and fluid retention if you don’t use lipo foam in your post-operative recovery.
You’ll miss the foam’s smoothing effect which helps your fat cells to distribute evenly.
You may also form creases, puckering, wrinkles, or dents in the suctioned area which will result in a revision of the procedure.
Can I wear liposuction foam under a compression garment?
Yes. Lipo foam is designed to be worn under compression garments.
Lipo foam will keep your compression wear from bunching up or folding into your skin. It will also make the pressure feel more comfortable during your recovery.
What is better? Wrap around liposuction foam or individual foam boards?
This depends on your preference and type of surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate what post-care options are right for you during your consultation.
You may not want a 360 wrap-around liposuction foam, even with a major BBL surgery.
Will my liposuction foam get dirty?
Yes. Lipo foam is intended to be used immediately after surgery and during the initial post-operative liposuction recovery process.
Your wounds will still be draining and your lipo foam is likely to get soiled as you heal.
Can I clean or wash my liposuction foam?
Liposuction foam shouldn’t be washed, but it can be spot cleaned by wiping it down with hydrogen peroxide.
Spot clean your liposuction foam sheets as frequently as needed. And always try to avoid soaking the foam in water.
It’s a good idea to purchase multiple foam sheets. That way, you’ll always have clean lipo foam available. Some people choose to simply discard their soiled lipo foam and use a new sheet.
Can I reuse my liposuction foam?
Yes. Your liposuction foam can be reused as long as it is in good condition. You should replace it if the foam is torn, dented, warped, or if the surface is broken. Your liposuction foam should also be replaced if you notice less pressure. Otherwise, you can simply spot clean it as necessary, and reuse it.
Can I wear undergarments under the liposuction foam?
No. Your lipo foam should be the closest thing to your skin, next to your wound care dressings. Your undergarments will go on top of it.
Post-liposuction recovery protocols require medical compression undergarments. These need to be worn until your surgeon gives you the all-clear to return to normal clothing.
Can I start wearing liposuction foam a few weeks after surgery?
You can always start wearing lipo foam when you feel the need for it.
Since not all surgeons recommend lipo foam, some liposuction patients find themselves recovering with only compression garments. This can be extremely uncomfortable.
Lipo foam can be added to your liposuction recovery protocol at any time.
Can I wear liposuction foam under a faja?
Yes. Lipo foam works perfectly under fajas and other specialty compression garments like c-section girdles, post-op girdles, body shapers, cinturillas reductoras colombianas, waist cinchers, waist trainers, and corsets.
You can wear lipo foam under any kind of close-fitting garment.
Will I have to cut the liposuction foam to fit me?
Lipo foam sheets come in different shapes and sizes. You can get ones designed for different body areas like the abdomen, breast, chin, etc.
You can also get foam sheets in standard or custom sizing.
If you buy your foam sheets from a manufacturer that offers comprehensive sizing services, you won’t need to cut your lipo foam.
How long should I wear liposuction foams after a BBL?
After a major surgery like the BBL procedure, you may need to wear lipo foams for up to eight weeks.
Each surgeon has a different post-op recovery protocol. Some BBL surgeons will advise you to wear lipo foams for only two weeks.
Others prefer to be more cautious and advise you wear lipo foams for around two months.
During your BBL recovery, you’ll need to wear tight-fitting compression garments like a faja, butt shaper, girdle, or bodysuit.
These garments need to be worn for up to six months.
You should always wear lipo foam with these garments if they are irritating your surgical wound or creasing your skin.
Will wearing liposuction foam reduce my pain?
Yes. Lipo foam should decrease any pain, soreness, or discomfort during your liposuction recovery.
The smoothing effect disperses pressure from your compression garments. And the gentle compression keeps your fluids from pooling around the wound.
Much of the pain in post-liposuction recovery comes from extensive bruising, swelling, and fluid retention. Wearing a lipo foam sheet will help mitigate these conditions.
Does liposuction foam contain latex or other known allergens?
High-quality liposuction foam does not contain latex.
ContourMD’s lipo foam is hypoallergenic. It’s made in America to ensure quality and supply chain integrity.
Will wearing liposuction foam prevent me from bruising?
Wearing liposuction foam will reduce bruising during your liposuction recovery. Bruising comes with the territory, so there’s no guarantee that it will prevent it altogether.
Wearing lipo foam will also reduce your chances of experiencing ecchymosis. Ecchymosis is when your skin discolors as a result of trauma. It’s an extensive surface bruise that can be painful to touch.
Where can I get quality liposuction foam?
You can purchase quality liposuction foam from trustworthy medical manufacturers, such as ContourMD.. It’s best to stay away from third-party resellers on platforms like eBay, Amazon, or online swaps.
Look for a retailer who offers accurate sizing services, provides quality manufacturing assurances, and maintains a solid guarantee.
Good online sizing services will ensure you receive a properly fitting lipo foam sheet. Your lipo foam sheet needs to conform closely to your body. Ill-fitting sheets make the post-liposuction recovery time more uncomfortable than it needs to be.
The internet is awash with subpar medical supplies. You can avoid these issues by purchasing from a domestic supplier that maintains a close watch over its supply chain.
ContourMD offers American-made post-liposuction compression foam sheets. These lipo sheets are surgeon-recommended and come with an unconditional guarantee against any possible manufacturing defects.