• question-icon

    Why is the compression stockings advised post tummy tuck procedure?

Posted on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: hi im having a tummy tuck with lipo i was to get some compression sock....they have number on them which ones i supposed to get????
Answered by Dr. Rishi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Class II Compression stockings

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the question.
You need to take Class II Compression stockings. It is being given for prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis. Take stockings till above knee and wear them for atleast three months. You should wear them at least when you are standing or walking. That is the protocol we follow at our Vascular Surgery Center.
Take care and let me know if there are any other queries.Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Answered by
Dr. Rishi

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 1312 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Vascular surgery

doctor1 MD

Hi!My 7 year old son might has a very prominent vein possibly a varicose vein on the back of his calf. Does this need to be seen by his...

doctor1 MD

Can severe neural forminal stenosis of the neck be cause from blunt trams to the head and neck I fell 4 years ago on head and neck had two...

doctor1 MD

69 y/o female with hx of varicose veins and stripping done greater 20 years ago does have present varicose veins now presented 3 weeks ago with a...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have had varicose veins and both legs stripped back in 2000. Now my daughter is having problems with varicose veins, edema and has a couple...

doctor1 MD

I had vascular surgery on my right leg seven months ago. My leg is still swollen. to touch it it feels hard. Ive been back to surgeon and he says...

doctor1 MD

My father is 81 yrs old ,hypertensive, having BPH had Ml in 2005 .Two months back he had paresis of right side and diagnosed left CCA...

doctor1 MD

1. Today I was exercising in cold weather & I noticed that my left hand was much colder than my right hand; 2. I continued to exercise & 20 minutes...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

157 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Rishi
  • Q - What causes abdominal pain despite Protonix usage for stomach ulcer?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for pain due to pancreatitis

  • Q - Suggest treatment for gynecomastia

  • Q - What causes sharp pain in lower side of belly button during periods?

  • Q - What causes severe leg cramps?

  • Q - Is leg swelling a serious concern when suffering from DVT?

  • Q - What causes pulsating pain near ribcage below waist line?

  • Q - What causes lump on upper outer part of left arm?

  • Q - What causes consistent pain around the pelvic area?

  • Q - What causes anemia and vitamin D deficiency?