After a tummy tuck or liposuction, most surgeons will advise their patients to wear a faja or compression garment of some sort, but wearing a faja after a BBL specifically, is absolutely vital to preserving your results.
Though fajas are recommended for many reasons, the big picture is that they are necessary after a BBL because they improve results and reduce post-surgical discomfort through compression. After a BBL, a faja reduces things like bleeding, bruising, fluid retention, and swelling because it hugs your body tightly, encouraging natural drainage through your incisions.
Though maybe not at first, most patients even come to like the security a faja provides. Not only does it hold you tight, reducing a lot of the post-surgical issues that cause discomfort, but fajas also work as a barrier, protecting your body while helping reduce pain during movement.
Directly after surgery, you will be placed in your faja, which you’ll need to wear until your check-up appointment the following day. Nursing staff will help you remove the faja, check and replace your bandages and teach you the best ways to get in and out of your garment.
Recommendations on How Long to Wear your Colombian Faja
You’ll be advised to wear your faja in some capacity for three months following your BBL. For the first six weeks post-op, you’ll need to wear your faja 24 hours a day, only removing it for laundering and bathing. It’s recommended that you purchase a second faja so even when one is being washed, you have another to wear. For the final six weeks, you’ll reduce your time in the garment by half, wearing it for 12 hours a day.
Please do not continue wearing your faja after your three months have ended. Your body must be allowed the necessary time to get reacquainted with its normal muscular functions. By starting at 12 hours a day for six weeks and then tapering off completely, it isn’t a shock to your muscles or your peace of mind.
I cannot reiterate the importance of wearing a faja exactly as instructed after a BBL. So much of recovery and results hinge on compression that by simply wearing a faja as directed, patients are taking one of the most essential steps to preserve their results.