How tight should I wear my tummy tuck compression garment? How tight should the compression belt be after a tummy tuck?
Your compression garment over your midsection should be tight but not painful. One of the purposes of the compression garment is body contouring so it must be tight enough hold everything in place. It also applies pressure on the incision area to avoid separation, minimize scarring, keep it flat and allow it to heal together smoothly and seamlessly. When you move around, walk and reach you should feel that your midsection is held firmly in place and is not “moving around”.