Frequently Asked Questions

Hip Dips Surgery or Hip Fat Transfer Surgery

Hip dips surgery is a cosmetic procedure that injects or removes fat from the hip and thigh area and is also known as fat transfer surgery. The surgery aims to give a smooth, curved line from your hips to your thigh.

Recovery from Hip Dips Surgery, you may need to take a few weeks off work to recover initially and the treated areas will probably be quite sore, bruised and swollen for a few weeks. Following this surgical fat transfer procedure it could take up to 6 months for the procedure to fully take effect, as some of the injected fat can be reabsorbed by your body during the first few months.

I recommend the Female Curves Bodysuit from Medasun which features advanced fabric technology and has been specifically designed to give targeted compression following this type of surgery. It has reinforced floating panels in just the right areas to support your recovery. It is designed to prevent fat migration following surgery and attention to detail in every aspect including comfortable microfibres in the straps to prevent rubbing makes it so comfortable that you can sleep in it.

This depends on a case by case basis but as a rule of thumb is 6 weeks initially, wearing them for 2 weeks “24 hours a day” and then 4 weeks for half the day. It is a really good idea to have more than one of the same garment so that you can ‘wear one and wash one’. Later on in the recovery stages your body may still benefit from compression and you can find second stage and then lifestyle compression garments at Medasun that will help you longer term.

The compression garment must be worn 24/7 even when you sleep. This helps to ensure best results following the Hip Dip Surgery and will help you to recover quicker. Of course you will take the garment off when you shower but having at least two compression garments will help you to remain consistent in your approach to healing after surgery.

Hips Dips FAQs kindly Endorsed by:

Mr Mallappa Kolar

Consultant Plastic Surgeon,
MBChB, BSc, MRCS Eng, MD, PhD, FRCS(Plast)
GMC NUmber: 614727

Recovery after a Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is the term used for surgery intended to improve the shape of your tummy. Tummy tuck surgery aims to remove excess skin around the tummy area which can’t be decreased with exercise. This excess skin may have been caused by pregnancy or by losing a large amount of weight.

Tummy tuck recovery time can vary from patient to patient but generally you will need to take 4-6 weeks off work and exercise in order to recover and heal properly. It is advised that you wear a compression garment following a tummy tuck surgery.

It is possible that you may experience some swelling after a tummy tuck procedure and this can be eased by wearing the correct compression garment. Compression girdles and bodysuits can be a good way of ensuring that your skin heals properly and eases any swelling and discomfort.

If using a high quality compression girdle or compression bodysuit from Medasun, we suggest wearing it through the day and night for 4-6 weeks after your tummy tuck operation. These garments are scientifically designed to target compression right at the areas affected by surgery and are made with special patented fabric which makes recovery after an operation as comfortable as possible.
Many of our bodysuits are open crotch and have seams on the outside for extra comfort. As you can sleep in a compression garment from Medasun, we advise that you buy two on a wear one, wash one basis.