Compression Garments...How long???
90+/- pounds lost BMI - 24 or so
Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish?
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As the others have said, though, it feels weird for me NOT to wear it! I have no problem wearing mine to work or out and about as you can't tell I've got it on under my clothes and it has a handy opening in the crotch so I don't have to remove it to pee. :)
I have an open abdominal wound (skin necrosis) from my TT and will wear compression 24/7 until significant healing and closing of wound - so probably a couple more months. That is not the normal.
Those are the only experiences I've had.
The first week I had an Abdominal binder NOT a compression garment. At 1 week out I was switched to the Compression Garment and told to wear it 24/7. Yesterday at my 2 week post op visit, I was told I could start wearing it 22/7 (basically taking it off long enough to wash and dry it every day. In 3 more weeks I will switch to the next stage of compression garment (does not have zippers or hook closures, just pull on more like a spanx type garment) and wear that 20/7 for 4-6 months.
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