Goal: To review the importance of postoperative compression and compression garments to promote postoperative healing and improved aesthetic results.
- Understand the importance of proper postoperative compression and the selection of the correct compression garment.
- Identify the important elements to look for in a compression garment.
- Define the necessity of educating staff for proper garment selection.
- Explain how to correctly measure to determine the proper garment(s) and garment sizing.
Joanne Gladfelter, RN, CPSN, is a Nurse Consultant, Allergan Corp., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Address correspondence to Joanne Gladfelter, RN, CPSN, 28504 Golden Meadow Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The author has no conflict of interest.