Compression Therapy

Compression can be an effective tool during  the recovery process, but it can also be a great option for athletes looking to boost their performance and anyone wanting to relieve pain. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer compression therapy to all our patients to ensure proper healing and that they see the results they’re looking for.

What is Compression Therapy?

Compression therapy is an effective treatment to help improve blood flow and the overall healing process. It can also help minimize discomfort and swelling after surgery. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we offer dynamic air compression therapy (also known as pneumatic compression) to help address swelling and muscle soreness and promote faster recovery. The inflatable sleeves and devices we use can be much more effective than compression stockings and bandages.

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Dr. Kahlil Andrews is a board-certified plastic surgeon from Los Angeles specializing in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

At his location in Coralville, Iowa, Dr. Andrews’ academic and technical achievements are only exceeded by his commitment to patient care. Whether they are seeking reconstructive breast surgery, outpatient injectable treatment, or a full-blown mommy makeover, Dr. Andrews gives his full attention and focus on achieving excellent patient outcomes.



I was treated better and with more respect than in any medical setting, I have previously experienced. They were compassionate, knowledgeable, and informative. I strongly recommend Dr. Andrews and his very capable team! – Sophia Joseph

I went to see Dr. Andrews recently. The entire staff was welcoming and friendly. Dr. Andrews took the time to explain to me my options and answered all my questions. I can’t wait to have my procedure. – Aleigha De Leon


Who is a Good Candidate For Compression Therapy?

If you’ve had surgery recently, are an athlete looking to improve your performance, or want to reduce the appearance of veins, you may be a good candidate for compression therapy. Other qualifications that can make you a good candidate for compression therapy include:

  • If you’re looking to relieve pain
  • If you want to Increase the speed of recovery
  • If you want to lower the risk of blood clots after surgery
  • If you’re looking to reduce swelling

If you’re having a cosmetic procedure done at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, compression therapy can be a great addition to your recovery process. Ask about the treatment at your next appointment!

The Compression Therapy Procedure

Compression therapy begins with placing the treatment area into a compression sleeve or device. The device will then be inflated with air to apply controlled pressure to enhance blood flow, reduce swelling, and speed up recovery. The compression allows the veins to return blood to your heart faster and prevents the blood from pooling and causing swelling.

How much pressure is applied to the area depends on your concerns. The device will inflate for 20-60 seconds and then deflate. It will then repeat this pattern multiple times. Many patients describe it as feeling like a leg massage. Your provider will let you know how long to wear the device and whether you will need repeated treatments.


After compression therapy, you can return to your normal routine immediately. No downtime or recovery period is necessary.

Many patients feel a little lighter after treatment, while others have noticed a lack of pain in the treatment area.

Schedule A Consultation

Compression therapy can be a great option for most patients who seek cosmetic surgery procedures at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery. It can aid in recovery, reduce swelling, reduce the risk of blood clots, and even enhance athletic performance. 

To find out more about compression therapy and how it can help you, schedule a consultation today. Call our Coralville, IA office, or use our online scheduling form. We look forward to helping you through each step of your aesthetic journey!

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