According to Psychology Today, everyone is gender-fluid to a degree. That’s because traditionally, people have been expected to behave or look a certain way on the basis of their biological sex. These days, people are becoming more aware of and challenging modes of thinking that make it harder for people to express themselves through dress, … Continued

According to Psychology Today, everyone is gender-fluid to a degree. That’s because traditionally, people have been expected to behave or look a certain way on the basis of their biological sex. These days, people are becoming more aware of and challenging modes of thinking that make it harder for people to express themselves through dress, style, and other personal choices.

To be clear, people who are gender-fluid generally don’t have a strong attachment to any gender, and may feel more traditionally masculine or feminine depending on the day. Though the phrase gender-fluid is often used interchangeably with nonbinary—not associating with any gender—people who are gender-fluid may or not be nonbinary.

Depending on the way they wish to express themselves, shape-wear may help certain people feel more comfortable.

  • It may enable people to express themselves more fully and affirm their gender or wear drag.

  • It’s less invasive and risky than surgery, and involves less commitment.

  • It allows people to feel more comfortable in their bodies on any given day, and can be done for a prolonged period of time if precautions are taken.

Though shape-wear such as chest binders and other items are temporary, there are a few things to remember.

  • Make sure to use the right size. Loose garments won’t pose much problems, but they’ll be uncomfortable.

  • Tight garments or chest binders can be painful to wear for long periods and can eventually cause breathing issues or skin scarring if worn for days on end.

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 compression garments or shape-wear you can use to change your appearance without surgery.

Chest Binders

There are many reasons why some people consider a chest binder. Often, they will help you present as male by making the chest look flatter, though they’re a common drag, cosplay, and role-play. Wearing a chest binder can also be helpful for people who have chest dysphoria.

Layering shirts, kinetic tape, and wearing sports bras are common ways to bind one’s chest, but commercial chest binders come in many sizes, colors, and designs. The most common you will find anywhere include:

  • Tops that look like sports bras

  • Compression chest binders cut off at the belly button

  • Binders that go all the way down to your waist

Girdles

Girdles were traditionally a women’s only item and often worn to cinch one’s waist and change one’s shape. They’re often associated with people who want to present as female, as girdles flatten the belly and accentuate hips. Some can even help you reduce the appearance of back fat and love-handles depending on how high up they go.

Girdles are still a handy item to keep around if you’re agender, as they are generally easy to remove depending on the kind you buy.

Common types include:

  • Slimmer thongs

  • Boy short girdles

  • Shape-wear bras (commonly used to smooth out back fat)

  • Mid-thing shapers (scuba suits)

Full Body Compression Suits

These compression suits often reach from your shoulders to the bottom of your thighs to make you look leaner overall. They come in a variety of materials and designs. Some of these have openings in the fly area to better help you go to the bathroom and resemble the look of rompers. Others look almost like dresses.

Drag Queen Gender Fluid person in a dressSafety Tips for Choosing a Girdle or Full-body Shape-wear

Shape-wear can better help you feel more authentic in your gender expression and can help you accentuate or diminish the appearance of some of your features. It’s critical that you find one that fits you just right so you can avoid some of the common risks associated with them, such as:

  • Skin irritation caused by the chemicals used to make materials so stretchy or by wearing the shape-wear for too long.

  • Constriction of blood. Shape-wear won’t cause permanent damage to your body, but it can cut off your blood circulation and even cause acid reflux if it’s too tight. Make sure your shape-wear isn’t leaving any marks on your skin. If it is, choose the next bigger size.

Finding the right shape-wear, regardless of which is right for you, will take a few tries. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or experiment, and as always please reach out to us with any questions and we’ll help you find your perfect fit.

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Daily Compression Wear Do you wear compression wear? This gear is a staple in many people’s daily wardrobe whether it’s for working out, shaping their body under their clothing (shapewear), or as a medical device for a number of purposes. High performance athletes wear compression wear for improved performance, but you don’t need to be … Continued

Daily Compression Wear

Do you wear compression wear? This gear is a staple in many people’s daily wardrobe whether it’s for working out, shaping their body under their clothing (shapewear), or as a medical device for a number of purposes. High performance athletes wear compression wear for improved performance, but you don’t need to be a sports star to wear compression wear on a regular basis.

In fact, there are many benefits to wearing compression gear regularly. But, like anything else, before you get started you should know your options and know whether compression wear might be a good option for you to wear every day.

What is compression wear?

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Compression wear might look like a tight or sleek sports garments or a silky undergarment with a slight sheen to it. The material is woven very tightly and consistently in order to provide a comfortable support while restricting the movement of your body. These garments give a feeling of support to your body’s tissues while you are moving around or working out, which many find to be comfortable.

And don’t worry, you can move around without restriction. If you can’t there is a chance your compression wear is way too tight.

Types of compression wear

There are different types or “grades” of compression wear depending on how tightly the fabric is woven. Compression wear that is designed for daily use tends to be woven slightly less tight in order to provide enough comfortable compression while still allowing ease of movement and unrestricted support.

Compression wear that is “medical grade” is woven more tightly as it is designed to be worn after surgery or as a medical device for a specific purpose with regards to circulation. These types of medical grade garments should be recommended by your physician before use, as compression wear isn’t necessarily safe for everybody if you have underlying conditions.

Sports wear and shapewear compression are likely not medical grade but you can check with a sales representative if you’re unsure.

Compression wear for daily use

In addition to compression wear for athletes, compression wear for daily use can be beneficial to those with extra weight or extra skin on their body, as it provides a unique type of support that is not often found in other types of clothing.

Not only does compression wear provide support for your body as you go about your daily routine, it helps improve circulation throughout the area of use. So if you spend a lot of time on your feet, wearing daily compression wear or shapewear on your lower half could be beneficial to help you keep your blood flowing.

As a result, at the end of a long day you may feel “fresher” than you have previously, since your body has been circulating blood and repairing any muscle fatigue or micro tears that would normally have occurred on a regular basis.

Buying compression wear for daily use

There’s more to buying compression wear than just selecting a tight garment or piece of clothing that feels “too small”. As mentioned, compression garments shouldn’t be too tight or feel like they’re cutting off your circulation. As a result, high quality compression gear will always be custom sized. You will need to take your measurements and apply them using a sizing chart provided by the company you’ll be ordering your compression gear from.

The type of compression wear that you choose to buy will depend on your body’s measurements and your goals for getting the wear. An easy way to get started is through compression tights or shorts, as your lower half is required for most day-to-day activities that may benefit from compression wear.

These garments tend to also provide a smoother and sometimes “ideal” silhouette. Whether this was your intention for selecting shapewear to wear on a daily basis, or a nice additional benefit of your compression wear for health purposes, it’s a nice additional feature of the garments.

Be sure to check out pieces like the following, to get started:

Abdominal Panty Girdle 4in Waist Closed Crotch – Our Abdominal Panty Girdle provides a uniform comfort underneath your regular or gym clothing. The high quality Lycra Spandex material makes it a comfortable material for daily use and the laced front panel laced provides a nice feminine pattern.

Slip On Mid Thigh Girdle Closed Crotch – This slip on high quality Lycra fabric with reinforced abdominal panel provides a great amount of support for daily activity. Holding your body’s shape comfortably, this compression wear is ideal for daily use. The soft lace trims the mid-thigh for a beautiful design.

Brief Body Shaper With Side Zipper Closed Crotch – If you’re wearing compression wear daily to provide an aesthetic silhouette, look no further for your ideal garment. Our body shaper with side zipper provides comfortable compression for under your daily clothing. The 55% Lycra Spandex material compresses fully with cushiony softness while providing compression to the thighs, breast, abdominal area, upper/lower torso. Adjust your shoulder straps for comfort control and a custom fit.

For more information on compression garments you can visit our website here.

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There is no better time to celebrate your body than today! We appreciate every body and that’s why ContourMD has been making compression and shapewear products since 1982. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable while accentuating your body in all the right places.   Did You Know? Literally ALL celebrities wear shapewear at … Continued

There is no better time to celebrate your body than today! We appreciate every body and that’s why ContourMD has been making compression and shapewear products since 1982. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable while accentuating your body in all the right places.

 

Did You Know?

Literally ALL celebrities wear shapewear at important events to maintain a flatter stomach and to help smooth their bra and underwear lines but shapewear isn’t just for red carpet or recovery, it’s a useful tool to help you feel confident that you look your best. That’s why we have created this guide to help you find the best fit for your unique curves.

 

Let’s Get Started

Understanding your body shape is important because it will help determine what area to accentuate through shapewear. Do you want to smooth your natural silhouette? Maybe you’d like to accentuate those curves? Shapewear will help showcase your natural form and have you looking and feeling your best in no time. No matter what you want to accentuate, we have a shapewear for you.

 

Check Your Measurements

Knowing your basic measurements like height and weight will help when shopping online. Most compression garments will use these two metrics to get a good idea of the level of compression you’ll need. It’s important that your shapewear is not too tight, as it can roll down or up and can be uncomfortable. A tighter/smaller size won’t make you look smaller; it will be more likely to look lumpy.

 

Depending on the type of garment you’re considering may need to know your chest, waist, thigh, bra, or hip measurements. We have a handy sizing chart available here for you to use (it’s almost never wrong!) but you’d rather have a personal stylist, our expert staff is happy to help you find the right pieces. We will even send you a FREE TAPE MEASURE if you fill out our form!

 

Dangerous Curves Ahead

 

There’s a variety of different levels of compression among shapewear garments. We picked a few of our most versatile shapewear options to give you a custom fit and a great value. Here your guide to a well-rounded shapewear collection for your closet. Click each item to learn more!

 

The Classic Body Suit ─ This shaper brief/bra combo comes in neutral or black and looks just like those sexy bodysuits we all know and love… except, better! Designed to be worn under regular clothes, this garment helps control everything from the butt up. Lifted butt, smooth stomach, and under-control breasts, what more could we ask for? Great for layering under the sheerest of outfits.

 

Smooth Shaping Panties ─ Shaping panties help make wearing waistbands comfortable again! Keeping a protective barrier between your skin and your waistband, shaping panties also help smooth the stomach area under shirts or blouses creating a flawless look now matter what you’re wearing.

 

Modern Biker Shorts ─ Who doesn’t love a good pair of high-waisted biker shorts? This 90s staple has been making a comeback in recent years. These are perfect accessories under dresses and rompers. A great investment, they’re a perfect under winter sweater dresses and they also prevent thigh chafing in the sweaty summer months ahead.

 

The Mid-Thigh Bodysuit ─ This flattering suit hits midthigh and molds your body into a classic hourglass shape. Custom fit to your unique curves, it’s comfortable enough to wear every day for work or play.

 

How Can We Help You Feel Your Best

If you are searching for everyday contour garments you might select a lower compression top for those Zoom calls or high-waisted bike shorts for some mid-section control. If you’re looking for shapewear for a special event like Valentine’s Day or you want more support you may consider a fuller shapewear set or girdle. If you’ve got questions about shapewear for daily wear, special occasion or an upcoming procedure, we are only a phone call away.

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ContourMD is excited to introduce our new dynamic, user-friendly digital catalog containing the updates to our existing and new products. NEW COMPRESSION GARMENTS CATALOG Our new Compression Garment catalog allows you to easily access product information by either selecting a category from the table of contents or reviewing the catalog. Ordering is faster and easier. … Continued

ContourMD is excited to introduce our new dynamic, user-friendly digital catalog containing the updates to our existing and new products.

NEW COMPRESSION GARMENTS CATALOG

Our new Compression Garment catalog allows you to easily access product information by either selecting a category from the table of contents or reviewing the catalog.

Ordering is faster and easier. By selecting “More Information” for any item you will be directed to that item on our website to place your order.

Please enjoy the sophisticated look of our new 2018 catalog.

Shop ContourMD Catalog Now!  Go to: ContourMD Catalog

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Resources and Information on Facelift Recovery Products As is the case with any surgery, the best way to recover from a facelift is to ensure you take good care of yourself during the recovery process, listen to your doctor’s advice, and use the best recovery products available to you to ensure the optimal results. With ContourMD … Continued

Resources and Information on Facelift Recovery Products

As is the case with any surgery, the best way to recover from a facelift is to ensure you take good care of yourself during the recovery process, listen to your doctor’s advice, and use the best recovery products available to you to ensure the optimal results. With ContourMD it is easy to recover in comfort from your facelift procedure, because we provide only the best-made recovery garments on the market. We recommend a few compression products to help with your facelift recovery, you can find more details and buy them here.

 

Stage 1
In stage one you will be recommended to wear a facial compression wrap, chin and neck bandage, and chin strap, all available on our website. As soon as your facelift is over, compression garments should be worn at all times to ensure a speedy and safe recovery. These garments ensure your circulation is moving throughout the area, reduces swelling and pooling, and provides a comfortable support post-op. It also provides stability to your face and neck muscles so they heal in the ideal positions. The compression garment will also reduce the risk of infection and should be worn at all times except when bathing or showering. Stage 1 is usually 1-2 weeks depending on your recovery speed. Your surgeon will advise on next steps during your post-op consultation.

 

Stage 2
In stage 2 you may move to a neck and chin strap and chin support strap that are slightly less compressive. As you recover you’ll notice less swelling and less fluids in your facial tissues. The stage 2 garments are less bulky than stage 1, as they are slightly less compressive because you’re further along in the healing process. You’ll likely be able to resume daily activities as these garments are more comfortable and you should feel more recovered at this point. It’s important to continue wearing your compression garments to ensure optimal results and your surgeon will discuss your specific recovery plan directly with you. Stage 2 is usually 2-4 weeks but it may be more depending on your body’s natural ability to heal. You may wear your stage 2 garments for longer, depending on the advice of your surgeon. Remember that the full recovery process can take up to 6 months to see the full results.

 

Caring for your Facelift Recovery Garment
It is important to wash your recovery garment every 1-2 days. To ensure you’re wearing the garment as often as possible, it’s recommended to have 2 of each compression garment so that you can be wearing one while washing the other. Washing your garment is for both hygiene/to prevent infection and to prolong the lifespan of the garment. We recommend Variance Fabric Wash to care for your garments, as traditional laundry soap is not ideal for medical compression fabric.

 

Facelift Recovery Products Overview

Remember that everyone recovers from surgery differently, and no matter how simple your facelift procedure is, there will be some bruising and swelling after surgery. If your recovery products are worn correctly and for the recommended duration by your surgeon, your recovery should be seamless. It still may take several months to see the full results of your procedure… and you probably won’t see your face for several days after the procedure. Your doctor will have instructions for your specific recovery to ensure optimal results, but getting rest and taking care of yourself/taking it easy is arguably one of the most important parts of recovery. Using facelift recovery products (and keeping them in good condition) is the other important part of recovery. This is to improve your circulation, reduce swelling, drain excess fluids, and prevent infection.

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Resources and Information for Plastic Surgery Aftercare Aside from the surgery itself, recovery from plastic surgery is the most important part of the procedure. Whether you desire plastic surgery for aesthetics or reconstruction, it is a serious medical procedure and aftercare shouldn’t be taken lightly. The best way to see desired results from plastic surgery is … Continued

Resources and Information for Plastic Surgery Aftercare

Aside from the surgery itself, recovery from plastic surgery is the most important part of the procedure. Whether you desire plastic surgery for aesthetics or reconstruction, it is a serious medical procedure and aftercare shouldn’t be taken lightly. The best way to see desired results from plastic surgery is to follow the instructions of your physician(s) while taking care of yourself throughout the recovery process. Before your surgery, your surgeon will provide instructions and information with regards to what to expect, how to prepare, and how to ensure a speedy and smooth recovery. And while everyone’s surgery, and subsequent recovery, will be different, there are some general rules of thumb to follow to make sure it goes smoothly.

 

Recovery from Plastic Surgery

Depending on the type of surgery/procedure you are undergoing, you might be recovering as little as a day, or as long as 8+ weeks until you feel like yourself again. Whatever the recommended recovery time, it is important to remember that you just had a surgical procedure and should spend this time resting. Rest is crucial to achieving optimal results after plastic surgery, as you are allowing your body to focus on healing. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions on the type of surgery and aftercare that you need to adhere to following your cosmetic procedure. It’s important you follow these instructions as closely as possible to ensure optimal results. You may feel like you need more rest than what is recommended – that is fine, but just remember that if you’re feeling “good” not to overdo it and don’t return to your regular activities until your doctor advises that it is safe to do so. Post-op you will want to move slowly, take things “easy”, and don’t push past your limits. Listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. Some specific instructions you might receive include not going into the sun, bathing a certain way, drinking plenty of water/limiting alcohol, and eating healthy foods. Your doctor may prohibit certain activities or recommend various recovery garments to speed the healing process.

 

Post-Surgery Accessories

You might need compression gear or cold compresses to help reduce swelling after plastic surgery. There are also recommended supplements, like arnica, to help with inflammation and pain management. Wearing a compression garment or post-op recovery aid could be required to help speed the recovery process while keeping you as comfortable as possible, of course. This helps lessen the bruising, provide a uniform compression, and lessen discomfort during the healing process. ContourMD offers a wide range of post-op compression and recovery garments for each stage of recovery: Stage 1, immediately following the operation; Stage 2, the “middle” stage; and Stage 3, when you are almost fully recovered. Recommended garments and accessories will vary depending on the type of procedure you undergo.

 

Plastic Surgery Aftercare Overview

First and foremost, remember to listen to your doctors’ instructions with regards to plastic surgery aftercare. They are there to help you throughout the process by performing the surgery itself and also for post-op check-ins and to monitor your recovery. To ensure a speedy and uncomplicated recovery, follow your doctors’ instructions and ask as many questions as you need to feel comfortable.

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Arm cosmetic surgery is also referred to as an arm lift or a brachioplasty. This is the process of removing excess skin and fat from the triceps and underarm areas. This creates a tighter and smoother appearance for the upper arm, which looks more toned and youthful. The reality is that as we age, no … Continued

Arm cosmetic surgery is also referred to as an arm lift or a brachioplasty. This is the process of removing excess skin and fat from the triceps and underarm areas. This creates a tighter and smoother appearance for the upper arm, which looks more toned and youthful. The reality is that as we age, no matter how much we exercise, our skin loses elasticity; and this one area of the body where it is noticeable.

Following an arm lift, it is likely that you will benefit from wearing arm cosmetic surgerycompression sleeves. These garments help to reduce swelling and often they are used in conjunction with drainage tubes to help excess fluid drain away from the incisions sites. Allowing for this drainage helps to prevent complications that can arise post surgery.

Compression sleeves come in long and short sleeve varieties. Your doctor will be able to tell you which option is better for you. There are also vests and bras that can be purchased for specific surgical procedures, if you have more than one process done at the same time.

Arm cosmetic surgery compression sleeves are just one part of the healing and recovery process from an arm lift. Your doctor is going to give you clear and specific post-op instructions that will be specific based on your personal needs. It is imperative that you follow these instructions in order to ensure that your healing process goes as smoothly as possible.

Their directions will let you know how you keep the surgical site clean, what medication you need to take, how to prevent possible infection, what you need to watch out for, and when you need to follow up with your surgeon. The most important thing that you can do for your healing process is to take the time that you need. Rest, relax, and allow your body to heal itself.

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What is a surgical girdle? In general, a surgical or compression girdle is a form of supportive recovery garment that is worn to improve circulation/blood flow; reduce bruising and swelling; and reduce scarring while improving recovery. A surgical girdle is typically recommended for patients recovering from abdominal or midsection surgeries including (but not limited to) … Continued

What is a surgical girdle?

In general, a surgical or compression girdle is a form of supportive recovery garment that is worn to improve circulation/blood flow; reduce bruising and swelling; and reduce scarring while improving recovery. A surgical girdle is typically recommended for patients recovering from abdominal or midsection surgeries including (but not limited to) liposuction of the butt, abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs, a Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck, lipoplasty, or thigh lift. That may seem like a long list, but surgical girdles are very useful and multipurpose garments! A surgical girdle is recommended during the healing stage as plastic surgeons agree, wearing compression garments after surgery can improve healing time and aid in producing more desirable results of the procedure.

 

Different Types of Surgical Girdles

There are a number of types of surgical girdles to consider, depending on the type of procedure you’re undergoing. They can go from your waist to your ankles, or they can be short (only extending to your lower thighs). And while the bottoms of girdles can vary significantly depending on the procedure, they’ll almost always be high waisted (ending just below the breasts) to provide support to your abdominal muscles. You can shop for girdles by stage 1 (most compression), stage 2 (less compression), or stage 3 (least compression), or by surgical procedure, as there will be different lengths/styles recommended to you by your surgeon. They range in price anywhere from $70 dollars to $175, depending on length and level of compression. It is always recommended to have at least 2 girdles for each stage of recovery, since the garment is meant to be worn continuously. So by having 2 of each product you are able to wash your girdle while adhering to the schedule for optimal recovery. Even taking just an hour or two off for washing the garment is not recommended. Depending on your needs there are girdles with different lengths, different closures (zipper or surgical, with no closures), and open crotch surgical girdles, as well. Your doctor will advise which products will be best for your needs and how often to wear them.

 

Getting the Proper Advice for Surgical Girdles

Depending on the procedure, your doctor will recommend a specific recovery plan, including which garments to consider and when/how often to wear them. For abdominal surgeries like tummy tucks, liposuction, or hysterectomy, you will need a girdle that covers the abdomen, like the Mid Thigh Underbust Pull On Body Garment. If you need more support, something like the Mid Calf Body Garment Pull On Slit Crotch might be more effective. You can go through these options with your doctor and they will be able to advise you on which girdle would be most appropriate for your needs, depending on the procedure you are undergoing.

 

Surgical Girdles Overview

Overall, you’ll want to discuss this first and foremost with your doctor/surgeon since they know exactly what is involved with the procedure and the recovery. Even if it is not 100% necessary that you wear a girdle, or you are in the later stages of recovery, you may find it more comfortable and secure to do so, which is completely fine! Just double check with your doctor before purchasing, to ensure you’re getting the right level of compression.

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Even before you go into surgery, whether you are having breast augmentation surgery, mammaplasty, breast reconstruction, a breast lift, or breast implants, think about what kind of comfortable post surgical bra you will want to wear. Post surgical bras serve a number of important purposes, and you should shop for the right surgical bra with … Continued

Even before you go into surgery, whether you are having breast augmentation surgery, mammaplasty, breast reconstruction, a breast lift, or breast implants, think about what kind of comfortable post surgical bra you will want to wear. Post surgical bras serve a number of important purposes, and you should shop for the right surgical bra with your particular procedure in mind.

Reduce Swelling and Discomfort

Surgical bras are designed to make you as comfortable as possible after your surgery. Every surgery is different, but it is likely that you will need some time to heal after yours and that you’ll want to wear only the most comfortable clothing. But at the same time you want to make sure you are wearing a surgical bra that supports you and provides the right amount of pressure. Surgical bras are designed to keep circulation moving, stabilize implants, and help your body to heal more quickly. For both comfort and health reasons, compression surgical bras are recommended for women who have undergone surgery.

Purchase a Couple of Surgical Bras

It is a good idea to choose more than one surgical bra to be worn after your surgery. Compression surgical bras are meant to be worn continuously, so that your body is held in position throughout your recovery. This will ensure that any implants or reductions are more natural looking and comfortable, and it will help your body to heal faster because of the effect on circulation.

You will also find that not every surgical bra is exactly the same. In fact, it may feel good to have more than one style of surgical bra to wear as you recover from surgery. All surgical bras are designed to provide support and compression, but they all have a little bit of difference to them. Make sure to choose one that has adjustable straps as well as an easy to close clasp in front, so that putting on and taking off the surgical bra is as easy as possible.

You should wear a surgical bra after your surgery for as long as your doctor suggests, and that means you should wear one at all times. To be sure that you always have one on, you’ll need at least two so that you can wear one while the other is in the laundry. Many women choose to purchase three or more, just in case they need an extra surgical bra. Plus, many surgical bras are designed to be worn even after you’ve fully recovered.

Looking Good During Recovery

While you may not see surgical bras as the most attractive bras available, the fact is that they will hold your breasts in place in a way that is flattering and attractive. Even if you don’t feel that great as you recover, at least you’ll look good and be using the most comfortable and helpful bra option. Many people continue to wear their surgical bras after they have recovered, at least under less revealing clothing, because they like the comfort and look of a surgical bra.

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Surgery binders, or belly binders, are used after surgery on the lower part of the abdomen. There are many reasons why a surgery binder can be helpful, and there are any procedures after which a surgery binder can help with healing and comfort. Below are the primary reasons that individuals use an abdominal surgery binder. … Continued

Surgery binders, or belly binders, are used after surgery on the lower part of the abdomen. There are many reasons why a surgery binder can be helpful, and there are any procedures after which a surgery binder can help with healing and comfort. Below are the primary reasons that individuals use an abdominal surgery binder.

Tummy Tuck or Abdominoplasty

For women or men who have undergone abdominoplasty, having a surgery binder on while you heal can be a comfort and a big help. Surgery binders provide support and encourage your body and internal organs to heal in the position you want them to after liposuction to the lower torso. They are also thought to aid in proper circulation, so you may heal more quickly and keep your torso more stable, reducing risk of injury or slowed healing.

Hysterectomy

Women who have had their uterus removed are often comforted by the support of a surgical binder. While there is no requirement that women wear surgery binders after a hysterectomy, it can help to keep your torso stable and remind you to stay cautious after surgery.

Hernia or Back Surgery

If you have any kind of lower back surgery, a surgery binder can help hold your torso in place after the braces come off. They can also help to support your back and reduce risk of hernia.

Benefits of Surgery Binders

There are other surgeries that can be performed on the lower abdomen which cause the abdomen to sag or stretch. Compression surgery binders keep your abdomen tight and contained, and help patients to avoid any movement that may move stitches, causing pain and discomfort. They are also flexible and allow the doctor to view the stitches, staples, or scar and ensure that healing is progressing properly.

Surgery binders come in a number of sizes and can be purchased for particular uses. Most are sized to fit over the lower abdomen, from the hips to just below the chest. But others are designed specifically to bind the breasts after breast augmentation surgery. There are also taller surgery binders that go down even farther, below the hips, to keep the body even more stationary.

Most surgery binders are designed to be worn next to the skin, under clothing, and are not visible or noticeable at all. However, they will keep your tummy and waistline tight during recovery, putting a bit of pressure where you need it but staying flexible so you are not uncomfortable wearing the surgery binder.

Not Sure What Kind to Buy?

If you’re unsure what type of surgery binder will be best for you, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about the brands or styles that they recommend. It’s likely that they will understand if you will feel more comfortable wearing a surgery binder after your surgery, and they will probably have a recommended brand that you can feel confident about purchasing. Most brands are made of high quality, flexible materials and you’ll find that they are all comforting and comfortable.

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