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.
Review Date 4/14/2015
Updated by: Hebe Molmenti, MD, PhD, private practice specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Baltimore, MD. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.