After liposuction, you’re going to want to keep your midsection tight and toned. A waist trainer seems like a logical solution, but can you wear a waist trainer after liposuction?
Always check with your medical provider first to confirm the best options for your specific situation. In general, yes, you can wear a waist trainer after liposuction, but there are few precautions you should consider first. Your body needs to heal after undergoing cosmetic surgery, so you’ll want to aid this process as much as possible.
If all goes well with the surgery, your doctor will probably recommend compression garments to aid in the healing process. After your initial recovery, you can gradually transition to wearing a regular waist trainer as part of your everyday routine.
First Stage Post-Surgery
Immediately following liposuction, you will experience swelling around your midsection. At this stage, you may be advised to wear a gentle compression garment. The compression, or strategically placed pressure, can help keep swelling down while promoting normal tissue re-adhesion during the recovery process. Compression may also reduce pain and fluid retention, which can decrease your healing time and build-up of scar tissue.
A first stage postsurgical garment is designed to aid in this process for approximately 3 weeks following a surgery like liposuction. The First Stage Marena Suit with No Leg and Suspenders by Marena Recovery FBA is ideal for liposuction because it provides support around the whole midsection and is easy to get on and off. The bodysuit features adjustable straps, a high back and a hook-and-eye closure gusset for bathroom convenience. It is sized larger than compression garments for later stages of your recovery, ensuring your comfort during the most delicate phase.
It’s important to get a medical-grade garment for your postsurgical recovery. Marena garments are constructed to provide the ideal amount of compression to promote lymphatic stimulation and skin tightening following surgery. In comparison, most non-medical grade shapewear does not provide enough compression to result in the same skin tightness, smoothness and healing.
Second Stage Post-Surgery
Approximately 3 weeks after your liposuction surgery, you may be ready to move on to a second stage garment. Be sure to consult with your healthcare provider before moving forward.
A second stage garment is similar to a first stage garment in that it provides the same benefits of compression. The difference is that it is slightly smaller and provides more compression than a first stage garment.
The Second Stage Marena Support Girdle with No Legs by Marena Recovery LGA2 is the next step you can take with compression around your midsection. Its pull-on style is ideal for the later weeks of the recovery process. It will gently slim your midsection around 1–2 inches while you wear it.
Full Recovery: Waist Training After Liposuction
Once you have fully healed from your surgery, after about 8 weeks, talk to your healthcare provider about transitioning to a regular waist trainer. You can start out by wearing one during workouts and then gradually wear one in your everyday attire.
Wearing a waist trainer during exercise helps stimulate heat and perspiration in your core and achieve a higher intensity workout. It will be important after your recovery to work on strengthening your core and staying fit, so you feel confident in your new shape.
The Latex Workout Band Curve Creator HA101 is an ideal workout band to get started with. Its double Velcro closure allows you to fasten it to a custom fit every time, so you can tighten it the more comfortable you get with it following your surgery. Its high compression core will ensure you’re getting the most out of your workouts no matter whether you had surgery a few months ago or years ago.
You may also want to start practicing a daily waist training regimen beyond your workouts. Using an everyday waist trainer like the Best Waist Trainer by Hourglass Angel HA102 will help you achieve a slim and firm midsection and will help you stay on track with your healthy lifestyle goals.
How to Get the Best Results with Wearing a Waist Trainer after Liposuction
Following a waist training regimen after liposuction works the same way as it would with anyone, assuming you’ve already fully healed from the surgery. For the best results, we recommend the following best practices.
- First, ease your way slowly into a new waist training routine. Your body will need some time to adjust, especially after healing from surgery.
- Start by wearing a waist trainer for just an hour or two in the beginning. Then slowly add more time each day as you grow comfortable.
- You may find that you prefer to wear your waist trainer for two shorter sessions instead of one longer one during the early weeks, which is fine. You can even skip a day occasionally, just as long as you return to wearing your waist trainer the next day.
- After a few weeks, you should feel comfortable wearing your waist trainer for 8 hours a day or more. For the best results, we recommend wearing your waist trainer 8–10 hours on a daily basis.
We also highly recommend working out daily. You may prefer to wear a workout band during exercise and an everyday waist trainer for the rest of the day, so that your garments will have the opportunity to dry and retain their elasticity.
For the best results with your workouts, do a variety of strength training and cardio exercises. We find that HIIT workouts have some of the best results.
To maintain your slim figure, also be sure to maintain a nutritious diet and adequate hydration. This will ensure that you’ll have adequate nutrients to build muscle tone, have great skin and boost your energy levels. Stick to whole foods as much as possible and avoid refined sugars and carbs