How long should you wear compression garments?

Every surgery has unique requirements. However, to achieve great results, surgeons typically advise patients to wear compression 24/7 for the first 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the procedure and extent of the surgery. It’s okay to take the garment off to shower, but the more you wear compression during your initial recovery, the more effective it will be for the healing process. After this first phase, expect to wear compression at night for several more weeks to promote healing and protect your scars as you sleep.

Always check with your healthcare provider for specific post-op care advice.