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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about plastic surgery issues. If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.

Who may get breast implants?

Natrelle Silicone-Filled Breast Implants are indicated for women at least 22 years old.
Natrelle Saline-Filled Breast Implants are indicated for women at least 18 years old.

Are breast implants a lifetime device?

Breast implants are not lifetime devices, and not necessarily a one-time surgery.

Why would I want to wear a compression garment after a Abdominoplasty and/or Liposuction?

Following your procedure you may be surprised by how much you will prefer having a compression evenly distributed across the surgical areas. Why? Swelling!

Here is what happens. Even though the incision look small, your plastic surgery procedure affected a lot of tissue beneath your skin. Though hidden, the result is trauma to an area that your body begins to heal. While this reconstruction is occuring, building materials will travel to the repair zone. Extra blood, lymph and fluids trying to make it’s way to the affected area combined show up as swelling. This swelling or “edema”, could slow down your body’s healing process and cause you discomfort. Many surgeons have found through experience that compression garments aid in controlled and reducing edema while also making you more comfortable.

Benefits of compression:

  • Soften the skin
  • Considerably reduce swelling
  • Minimize bruising
  • Act as an external splint, immobilizing the skin in the correct position until fibrous connection form
  • Reduce pain
  • Improve comfort and support

Where could I purchase a Compression Garment?

Ladies Choice
900 Hemphill St.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 870-9194

Marena Comfort Wear
1 (888) 462-7362


View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. Walter D. Gracia to see his work for yourself.

Post-Op Recovery Shop

Dr. Walter D. Gracia has chosen to partner with Marena Group to supply you with a personalized selection of compression garments and recovery related products for your Post-Op needs.
Use the code FSM2-207 to save on your purchase.