For about 4-6 weeks after surgery, your body will be working overtime to heal. Just as you form a scar to mend a cut on your finger, you also form scar tissue under your skin after you have surgery. Without the garment, your skin will be building scar tissue all over, and that’s how you wind up with dimples, wrinkles, and depressions in your skin. These irregularities are much less likely to happen if you wear your compression garment