Medically Reviewed by Katelyn J. Mock, US-Registered Dietician (R.D.)
The answer depends on your comfort. For most people, it is uncomfortable to wear tight, fitting garments right out of weight loss surgery, be it gastric bypass or gastric sleeve.
This bariatric surgery hospital bag checklist tells you what clothes to pack for your surgery! The clothes last you your hospital stay.
Wait to Wear Compression Garments/Shapewear/ Spandex After Bariatric Surgery
The incision sites can be a little tender/sore and should be allowed to “breathe” for adequate healing.
This is why it is recommended not to wear spandex for at least a couple of weeks after bariatric surgery.
Precautions for Wearing Shapewear/ Spandex After Bariatric Surgery
If you want to wear shapewear garments soon after, try to do so for just a couple of hours at a time. However, avoid wearing them for 8+ hours at a stretch.
Effect of Compression Garments on Loose Skin
Even though compression garments smooth out loose and saggy skin, it does not result in the toning of the skin. Some shapewear clothing does provide support and better blood circulation.
This Post Addresses
- Can compression garments prevent flabby skin during weight loss?
- Bariatric surgery compression garments
- Compression clothing for loose skin
- Shapewear after bariatric surgery
- Bariatric undergarments