This is a great question and I’d like to explain the benefits for both styles and the appropriate time to use them.
A medical compression garment is applied to a patient immediately following liposuction or a tummy tuck. Typically, the patient is still sedated and unconscious. It is applied by the operating room staff assisting the doctor.
This is not an easy task.
Zippers allow the garment to be completely separated – an important detail when trying to move an unconscious person around on an operating table. Fully separating the garment allows the O.R. staff to gently apply the garment, by zipping the patient in, rather than aggressively pulling on a garment without zippers. (more…)