15 Nov What is pressotherapy? Is it what I need?
Pressotherapy garments are tight-fitting clothing that applies graduated pressure to different areas of the body. They are designed to improve blood and lymph circulation, provide muscle support and reduce swelling. These garments are used in a variety of contexts, from the medical field to sports and aesthetics. Here are some common examples of compressive garments:
For the postoperative period of plastic surgery, it is common to use specific pressotherapy garments that are designed to provide adequate pressure in the treated areas. These garments, on the one hand, are usually boots, sleeves or inflatable girdles that adjust to the extremities or the operated area. Pressotherapy through these garments helps reduce swelling, improve lymphatic and blood circulation, and accelerate the recovery process.
Some of the most common pressotherapy garments include:
Pressotherapy boots: They are placed around the legs and feet. These inflatable boots apply sequential pressure from the ankles to the thighs, helping to stimulate circulation and reduce swelling in the lower extremities.
Pressotherapy sleeves: These are used on arms or legs, and also apply sequential pressure to improve circulation and reduce swelling in specific areas.
Pressotherapy girdles: They can be used on the abdomen or in other areas where plastic surgery has been performed. Pressotherapy girdles apply pressure in a controlled manner to aid in recovery. In the case of VOE girdles, we use a multidirectional elastic fabric that produces controlled pressure in the area to be treated during the reduction process, adapting to the new figure.
It is important that these garments are used according to the instructions of your plastic surgeon. The choice of garment will depend on the type of plastic surgery performed and the areas that need treatment.
Before purchasing or using any pressotherapy garment, make sure it is recommended and approved by your plastic surgeon. Additionally, follow all use and maintenance instructions provided by the manufacturer and your medical team to ensure a safe and effective recovery.
When your plastic surgeon recommends the use of pressure therapy garments for the postoperative period of your plastic surgery, it is important to follow his instructions and obtain the correct garments. Here you will find some general recommendations:
Consult with your plastic surgeon: Ask your plastic surgeon about the exact specifications of the pressotherapy garments they recommend for your specific procedure. The type of garment required may vary depending on the type of surgery you have had.
Purchase the recommended garments: Ask your plastic surgeon where you can purchase the best quality pressotherapy garments for a faster and safer recovery.
Check the quality: Make sure you purchase high-quality pressotherapy clothing. Quality and proper fit are critical to ensuring treatment is effective and safe. Recovery, which usually lasts a month, should be as comfortable as possible. The most important factor is that you feel as comfortable as possible in the reduction process. Reducing costs can mean unnecessary inconvenience and problems.
Proper size: It is crucial to choose clothes that fit your body correctly. Pressotherapy garments generally come in different sizes, and it is important to follow the recommendations of the manufacturer and your plastic surgeon to ensure a proper fit.
Instructions for use: Read and carefully follow the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer. Make sure you understand how to put on and use pressure therapy garments correctly. At VOE, you have a tutorial on our website where you can see how to place the sash by following this link
Maintenance: Learn about the care and maintenance necessary for garments. You may need to wash them in a specific way or perform other procedures to maintain their effectiveness. VOE garments should be washed in cold water and not dried in the dryer as it would lose part of its elasticity.
Remember that these are general guidelines, and specific information may vary depending on the type of plastic surgery you have had and your plastic surgeon’s recommendations. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your healthcare professional or us.
And take care of yourself!