How Long Should I Wear Shapewear after Tummy Tuck?

How Long Should I Wear Shapewear after Tummy Tuck?

If you’re planning to have cosmetic surgery, you’re probably wondering why do I need to wear a compression garment? What type of girdle? And how to use it during recovery?

Here is some explanation based on the most common questions. Keep reading below!

Compression garment after surgery, how long to wear it? 

After procedures, such as liposuction or abdominoplasty, it´s necessary to use a postsurgical girdle daily and constantly (24 hours and 7 days of the week), at least for two months. 

Compression garments are available for nearly every part of the body and come in several styles and sizes. Wearing shapewear has many advantages like helping you deflect, avoiding fluid retention, improving circulation, and allowing you to attach the loose skin to the muscle. 

As the weeks go by and the swelling goes down, it will also decrease the use of the girdle, but remember that it is your surgeon who must determine the time and frequency you must take to ensure the best results.

How to wea a girdle after surgery

Why shapewear is important for post surgery recovery?

After surgery, you must take it slow for a time to allow the body to recover. The first reason why a girdle should be used after abdominal surgery is for support. Using post-surgical shapewear after liposuction, abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck is necessary because the girdle compresses enough to decrease that dead space that is created after these types of procedures. If that space is not sealed it can be filled with fluid and create a cavity.


The compression provided by the faja is fundamental, not only because of the advantages mentioned above for the treated areas but also to provide general support to the body. You are going to feel more comfortable and safe during that sensitive period.

Benefits of wearing a girdles after lipo

Pro tip:

Compression garments are an indispensable part of postoperative care. The most important thing when choosing the style of your shapewear is the several levels of hooks you can have. It makes the necessary compression in the treated area, and you can adjust it as you lose measurements.

Below we give you some recommendations of ideal references for post-surgical use. Remember to be attentive to the levels of coverage, design of strips, and opening in the crotch, to choose the best one for you.

                               Click on the image to see all the girdle details 

Fajas MYD 0066 Colombian Tummy Control Post Surgery Shapewear for Women

                                       Click on the image to see all the girdle details

 Fajas Marie 9182 Colombian Fajas Butt Lifting Compression Garment




                        Click on the image to see all the girdle details
Fajas Laty Rose 21113 | Open Bust Mid Thigh Postpartum Girdle Colombian Shapewear for Women


What happens if you do not wear shapewear after surgery?

If you do not use a girdle after a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, the inflammation process can increase, there may be deformity, fluid accumulation in unwanted areas, and scarring with late fibrosis.

Not wearing a girdle post-surgery shapewear during this initial recovery time is especially damaging because it can cause unwanted modifications to the silhouette.

How to choose a girdle after surgery?

Your doctor should tell you the model and the measurements you should take to choose your size. Generally, the measurements you need to choose the correct post-surgical girdle are those of the waist and hips.

One of the main advantages of shapewear with several hooks levels is that they facilitate the transition between sizes. Since they give you options and adapt to your silhouette as you decrease measurements.

The material of the girdle is also important because its compression power depends on it.

Post-surgery girdles are elaborate with Powernet, a material that mixes polyamide and elastane. It is a breathable fabric that helps to avoid humidity, helping to prevent bacteria or infections from being generated.

Visit the collection of post-surgical girdles to see all the silhouettes and levels of coverage available.



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