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Offline Cpnh78

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Just curious. Why does here seem to be varied opinions about the length of time patients should wear compression garments? I just had m one week follow up and my Dr. Said I didn't need compression any longer. I googled it and see that answers range from a week to six weeks. I would think there would be a standard that is followed. Should I not listen to my doctor and keep wearing my compression garment?

Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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Yes, doctors' post op care does vary according to their own experience with their patients.  There is no absolute right or wrong -- so there can not be a "standard."  What works for one patient or one doctor may not work for another.

I generally request a snug compression garment for a minimum of 4 weeks and a max of six weeks.  Just think, it cannot hurt and it could help.

Dr Jacobs

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Offline Litlriki

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There are studies that suggest that compression has benefit up to six weeks. I recommend four weeks to most of my patients, and that's worked well. 

Rick Silverman
Dr. Silverman, M.D.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
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Newton, MA 02458

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