03 Dec Should You Wear a Compression Garment after CoolSculpting®?
After surgical body contouring such as liposuction or a tummy tuck, it’s a no-brainer that you’ll need to wear a compression garment afterward while you recover. But since nonsurgical CoolSculpting® doesn’t have a recovery period, do you still need to wear a compression garment after your treatment?
The short answer is, it’s up to you. Not wearing a compression garment after CoolSculpting isn’t going to ruin the effects of your treatment. However, compression after CoolSculpting can come with some pretty great added benefits, like these three perks.
1. Reduced Swelling
One of the main reasons why wearing a compression garment after CoolSculpting is so helpful is to minimize swelling. Side effects after CoolSculpting are typically mild and shouldn’t keep you from getting back to your daily routine, but managing swelling is important for healing.
Your CoolSculpting provider will let you know how long he or she would like you to wear your compression garment.
2. Improved Comfort
While you should be able to get back to your normal activities directly after your appointment, you will likely have some swelling for the first few weeks. Your compression garment should help you to feel more comfortable while the swelling gradually subsides.
Some people find that wearing clothing like yoga pants can also be comfortable directly after CoolSculpting.
3. Better Results
Taking care of your body while your CoolSculpting results develop will help you see the best possible outcome. Compression after CoolSculpting is just one way to maximize your results. Eating a nutritious diet, drinking plenty of water and following your physician’s guidelines are also great ways to help your body heal and see excellent CoolSculpting results.