Should You Wear a Waist Trainer after a Mommy Makeover?

Woman measuring waist in front of mirror.Waist trainers are all the rage right now, with celebrity after celebrity claiming they help to achieve a slimmer waist. But there’s a difference between the compression garment your plastic surgeon will likely ask you to wear after your mommy makeover and super-tight, corset-looking waist trainers that many celebs are talking about. Here’s what you need to know about your compression garment after a tummy tuck.

Compression after Body Contouring

Dr. Nein may ask that you wear a compression garment for 6 to 8 weeks after your tummy tuck.

Wearing a compression garment after procedures like abdominoplasty and liposuction helps to control swelling by preventing excess fluid buildup, ultimately helping your body heal properly. Talk with Dr. Nein about what type of garment he recommends that you wear. While this garment should be snug, it shouldn’t be so tight that it’s cutting off circulation or making you uncomfortable.

In fact, many “waist trainers” on the market are much too tight and have been known to cause damage to ribs and even internal organs.

Maintaining Your Results Years Later

Once Dr. Nein gives you the green light to ditch your compression garment after your mommy makeover, there’s no need to continue wearing it or using waist training devices to try to maintain your results. After the swelling is gone, there aren’t any real benefits to compressing your abdomen. You’ll see much better results by sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan after your procedure than trying to squeeze into a waist trainer.


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Should You Wear a Waist Trainer after a Mommy Makeover?
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Should You Wear a Waist Trainer after a Mommy Makeover?
What type of compression garment do you need after a tummy tuck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexander Nein of Nashville answers this common question.
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