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Surgical procedures can be quick and easy or they can put you into recovery for days or even weeks. Depending on the type of surgery you’re considering, you probably haven’t thought a lot about what kind of after surgery garments you’ll be needing. Most people think about the before and during, but they don’t realize that there’s a lot of work to be done after surgery. One way that people have an easier time after surgery is by wearing after surgery garments made of special compression materials.
Compression garments are various types of clothing which help to keep your body from swelling or retaining liquid after surgery. The body’s natural reaction to surgery is to send a lot of resources and to clean up the area – both tasks accomplished by the circulatory system. But often the reaction of the body is extreme, and excess fluids end up pooling in areas where surgeries have been performed. Immediately after the surgery, your doctor may have draining tubes leading away from your body in order to reduce some of the fluid retention.
But in the weeks and months after those draining tubes are removed, you may need a bit of help keeping your circulation flowing in those areas. Compression garments are worn in order to do just that. After surgery garments compress the areas, keeping fluids from pooling and causing edema.
Besides helping the body to keep fluids from pooling after surgery, compression garments can also be comfortable for people who are feeling a bit vulnerable. It’s likely that being in bed after surgery will make you a bit weaker than you’re used to being. You’ll also find that you feel a bit vulnerable in the area where the surgery was, because the skin and tissues are still healing. After surgery garments can make you feel supported and strong because they put pressure on those areas where you’re feeling weak and vulnerable. That may sound painful, but in fact after surgery garments are quite comfortable and most people are happy to wear them.
After surgery garments are usually more expensive than typical under garments. That’s because they’re made of special materials that are very different from stockings or bras. Compression after surgery garments can be difficult to put on because they are quite tight when they fit correctly. But the benefits outweigh any inconvenience. However, if you don’t buy good quality after surgery garments, you’ll be wasting your money and not getting those benefits.
Talk to your doctor about what kind of after surgery garments you should consider, and then look for reputable brands and dealers who offer good quality brands of compression garments. Don’t buy a brand just because it’s cheap, you’ll end up getting what you paid for.
You can find excellent, high quality compression after surgery garments online, just make sure you work with the right company.
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