Frequently Asked Questions

Hip Dips Surgery or Hip Fat Transfer Surgery

What is Hip Dips Surgery or 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.

How long does it take to recover from Hip Dips Surgery?

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.

What Compression garment should I wear after Hip Dip Surgery?

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.

How long should I wear a compression garment after Hip Dip Surgery?

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.

Can I take my compression Garment off at night after Hip Dip surgery?

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

What is 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.

How long does it take to recover after a Tummy Tuck?

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.

What Compression garment should I wear following a Tummy Tuck?

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.

How long should I wear my compression garment after a tummy tuck?

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.

Liposuction FAQs

What is a Liposuction?

The Liposuction procedure removes unwanted fat from the body.

Liposuction essentially involves removing fat, by a variety of procedures, from areas where it is most difficult to lose, through conventional means such as exercise and a healthy diet. The major areas cosmetically treated are the buttocks, hips, thighs and tummy.  Liposuction enables body shape to be altered which can produce long-lasting results in addition to helping maintain a healthy weight.

A GP should always be consulted first if you are considering undergoing Liposuction for cosmetic reasons to ensure that this cosmetic surgery is right for you.

How long does it take to recover after Liposuction?

After Liposuction the area of the surgery is likely to be bruised and sore for approximately 14 days. You should be able to return to your normal daily routine once you feel comfortable. 

Most people can return to light work within days of having the liposuction procedure, but wearing a Liposuction Compression garment will help you to recover more comfortably. Compression garments can help reduce swelling, pain and bruising which can occur after liposuction.

What Compression Garment Should I wear after Liposuction?

Class 1 medical device stage 1 (4-6 weeks post-liposuction) compression garments designed to wear after your procedure include male and female bodysuits, These garments are designed to cover all areas of liposuction including abdomen, thighs, arms, and chest. You should wear these garments 24 hours a day, during recovery, and only remove for showering. Check with your surgeon what they recommend in their clinic in regard to post operative showering, generally surgeons would recommend wearing the compression garment at a minimum for the first 48 hours following surgery without showering. It is recommended to buy 2 garments, one to wash, and one to wear.


 If unsure of which garment you require, or how to wear it effectively, ask your medical professional which one would work best for your procedure. Be sure to use the measuring charts recommended by the compression garment company to obtain the correct and most comfortable garment to help you recover in comfort.


After about 4-6 weeks, Stage 2 compression garments come into their own and are designed to maintain the body’s compression.  The design and style of stage 2 recovery garments are less surgical, ( without zips for example ) comfortable under clothes, easy to wear and will help complete your healing journey.

The type of garment for you will be dependent on your procedure and your medical professional’s recommendations. 

How long should I wear a Compression Garment after Liposuction?

If using a Liposuction compression garment provided by Medasun Medical, we suggest wearing it through the day and night for approximately 4 -6weeks after your Liposuction surgery. These recovery garments are designed to provide compression where it is needed following surgery. The unique medical grade patented fabric helps to make recovery after Liposuction as comfortable as it can be.


Always refer back to your clinician, nurse, or surgeon for guidance and advice on what to wear and for how long to optimise your recovery following your surgery.

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