The person will wear special clothing over the area to help cut down on swelling and bleeding. This clothing is called a compression garment. The clothing presses on the skin and tissue underneath. It will also help the skin shrink and fit the new body shape.
Update Date 5/15/2013
Updated by: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.