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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LENEXA, KS, January 21, 2021 — PPE and recovery garment manufacturer, ContourMD, will match up to 100 boxes from every order of their disposable face masks to donate to local community resources. With a legacy of quality and compassion, ContourMD is proud to help protect those serving greater Kansas City during the Covid-19 pandemic.   … Continued

LENEXA, KS, January 21, 2021 — PPE and recovery garment manufacturer, ContourMD, will match up to 100 boxes from every order of their disposable face masks to donate to local community resources. With a legacy of quality and compassion, ContourMD is proud to help protect those serving greater Kansas City during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 
ContourMD has been creating custom, Made in America, surgical recovery garments since 1982 and they are now using their medical supply and garment making expertise to help keep people safe as they serve the community. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ContourMD added new equipment to their FDA Registered and ISO-approved Process Certified Facility to create and sell masks and other PPE. 

 

 

As a family owned brand, ContourMD knows what it means to pull together and take care of each other and it seemed like a natural evolution for ContourMD to take their approach to safety and quality and expand their offerings to include masks and PPE.

 

“Being a part of the Kansas City area community for almost 40 years we can’t stand by and watch our neighbors suffer. But as a small, family-owned company, we need your help to do it!”

 

ContourMD created the The Thanks for Giving Initiative to give back to those serving the Kansas City community. The program allows ContourMD to match up to 100 boxes from every order of their 3-Ply >99% BFE Disposable Face Masks with an equal donation of masks to a local community outreach program. Meaning each box purchased equals a box donated and delivered to a Kansas City outreach program.



How Can You Help

 

To participate in the Thanks for Giving Initiative, all you have to do is place your mask order with ContourMD.com and they take care of the rest. Your personal mask order will be shipped directly to you from their Kansas City facility and a matching donation of masks will be delivered to a local outreach program. 

 

If you or your company would like to sponsor a local charitable partner through direct mask donation, please email ContourMD directly to begin the process. This quarter ContourMD is serving Lazarus Ministries, Morning Glory KC, Cornerstones of Care, Hope House, and the City Union Mission.

 

If you’d like more information, please see the link below or email ContourMD directly. 

 

Information: https://contourmd.com/mask-match

 

Creative Director: Lizzie Wilkinson – creativeservices@contourmd.com

 

Sales Director: Spencer Dean – sdean@contourmd.com

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In times when communities are feeling torn apart and the world seems bleak, we need to come together more than ever before to help. At ContourMD, we have seen local communities transform from bright and lively into isolated places that just don’t feel like home. We knew that while others panicked and worried about what … Continued

In times when communities are feeling torn apart and the world seems bleak, we need to come together more than ever before to help. At ContourMD, we have seen local communities transform from bright and lively into isolated places that just don’t feel like home. We knew that while others panicked and worried about what to do, we could do something to help.

As a result, we decided to provide USA-made PPE masks for those in the front lines and in our communities to help everyone stay safe and protected. Though we have been serving customers across the country for many years, we knew we needed to do more during the Covid-19 pandemic. Let us tell you our story about how we decided to give back in whatever way we could.

A Time of Need

At the start of 2020, the world seemed to be entering a state of flux, but nothing seemed completely out of the ordinary. By March, the world was shuddering as waves of COVID-19 began to strike around the world. It seemed like it was just a matter of time until Covid-19 came to ravage America. When the first wave of the virus hit, we were as shocked as anyone else in the country. The nation was not ready for such large-scale panic and need that created a sense of hopelessness across the country.

In our own home of Kansas City, every business was closing its doors and the hospitals were bracing for what was to come over the coming months. Nobody could have expected at the beginning of the year that we would still be in a lockdown state and not able to get back to our normal lives after such a long time in isolation. To make matters worse, our nation’s front-line workers were short on masks and nobody knew what to do.

When the time of need came, ContourMD had to answer the call in any way we could, which we found to be PPE and mask production. After we tell you a little bit about who we are, we want to tell you how we gave back to our community through PPE production in more detail.

Contour MD and Who We Are

ContourMD is a leading provider in the healthcare industry for providing post-surgical compression garments. We provide top-notch quality garments due to our FDA Registered facility, A+ rating with the BBB, and passion for helping those in need. With accountability, reliability, and relationships at the forefront of our business, we have been providing post-surgery patients with garments for almost 40 years. Though we have an impressive track record for the last few decades, we want to continue to improve so we can be a world-class manufacturer within the medical device industry.

Though post-surgical compression garments may seem like a rather small industry, we know our customers appreciate every hour of work we put into creating and delivering the best products possible. Many post-surgery patients, from cancer survivors to new mothers, see benefits from compression garments. When someone is recovering from surgery, their bodies are more sensitive than usual and are also more susceptible to complications. It is our goal to make sure everyone can recover at their own pace and not have to fear some of the unpleasantries that are traditionally associated with post-surgery recovery.

The reason we are the brand of choice for so many operations is because we design our products to be an extension of your body and not something that inhibits it. For example, many of our compression products are specially designed to hug the body just right so that you feel comfortable and protected all day long. We use innovative materials and sewing techniques to maximize comfort and affordability you can rely on. Professionals and customers alike trust our process and help us to exceed expectations and deliver outstanding products with every order.

With such a focus placed on our customers we felt it was essential to make our products right here in America. When our customers get products made in their home country, we can rest easy knowing that love and care is going into every unit. To help spread even more love and care, we also make it essential to get out and help our community. Even under normal circumstances, we are a company that will take any chance for community service we can find.

 

How We’re Giving Back

Even though we are a small team, we feel that giving back to the community and customers is a top priority. Every member of our team is always ready to help the local Kansas City community with service projects or just helping neighbors in a time of need. Every customer is part of the family, and we feel that there is no such thing as showing too much love to your family.

Even beyond providing support for our customers, we also have been leaders in humanitarian efforts in local communities. This allows us to give back to our community, not just those in need of our products. We use manufacturing incentives and help Veterans find jobs.  Though this may seem like an odd task for a simple garment producer, we know that everyone needs a little bit of help. Even if they don’t need post-surgical garments per say, we try our best to reach individuals in our community to make everyone feel better.

At no time has it felt more important to give back than right now. As the nation is recovering and trying to deal with an escalating pandemic, we couldn’t stand by without helping in any way we could. So, we applied our service-centered attitude to a different sector in the medical device industry: PPE items. We’ve also been working with Kansas City public services and charities to get PPE in the hands of those who need it most, as well as hiring more people locally in order to ensure that Americans have quick access to PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Giving Back with Covid-19

ContourMD was in a unique position when Covid-19 first hit home as we were already producing high-quality garments that were made with medical grade materials. While getting our normal customers the surgical recovery garments they needed was still a priority, we realized we had the tools and potential to give back on a much larger scale. In a relatively short amount of time, we were able to change our production facilities just enough so that they could now start to produce essential masks and PPE for those on the frontlines.

This sudden shift in production did not happen overnight, but we knew it had to be done. Such a large shortage of basic supplies meant that there were hospitals and nursing homes at risk of spreading the virus. No matter what it took, we knew we had the machines and the team to see this project through until the end. So, we made a 3-month investment in raw materials for the job. The Kansas City medical workers needed our help, and we were glad to answer the call.

We produced PPE materials with a specific focus on N95, KN95, and 3-ply surgical masks. All masks were produced within a USA-based FDA registered facility. All facilities met ISO 9000 and 13485 standards, ensuring the masks were completely safe and free of contaminants. These PPE materials were then shipped to medical personnel who had been without proper resources, helping those in the front line stay safe amidst this devastating pandemic.

As we produced more masks, we also provided more local work within our home state of Kansas. The pandemic caused a 1000% increase in jobless claims in the state, so we refused to outsource our work. This allowed us to provide jobs to community members who needed to support their family despite the terrible state of the nation. Even our shipping was handled with local shipping partners, further providing jobs for those in our local communities.

Since we are in the business of helping people, we had to help our fellow citizens, friends, and family members. We felt this was a worthy way to help when it was needed most. Even if we could only produce what our equipment let us, we knew that every last mask and piece of protective equipment was needed more than ever. As time has gone on, we have still been able to do our best to help our community back on its feet with every mask that rolled off the production line and job we provided.

How We Helped Others

Once the initial wave hit and hospitals were able to manage the influx of patients, we realized our job was far from complete. There was still an entire city in lockdown that needed to be ready to open back up in a safe manner. Local businesses were struggling without business and would not be able to survive without essential masks and supplies to reopen safely. Being a family-owned business ourselves, we know how important it is to provide a local business healthcare Covid-19 response that helps those like us.

We have kept our mask production going and made a capital investment in the production for two reasons: to protect those on the frontline and get our local businesses back in operation. Local businesses need all the help they can get, and we knew we were able to make the masks they needed to do that. Even if we could just help one business get through this, it would have been all worth it.

In an effort to keep production running strong, we realized that even the normal people in our communities would like to buy masks. The positive relationships we had in the community really came to life as we saw old friends and dedicated customers coming to us for masks. Our goal is to provide enough people with masks so local businesses can open and remain open at the end of 2020.

We Believe Local Businesses Can Make a Difference

If you would have told our management team that we would be producing masks instead of quality recovery support in January, they would probably have laughed at you. As it seems is the case with nearly every city and town in America, the reality we live in is nothing like the one anyone could have seen coming. As a small business that was founded on family values and not corporate deadlines, we were working with the likes of Tesla and Apple to help make essential supplies. This was a humbling and inspiring opportunity for us.

All we knew going into this is that we had the potential to help our community and would let nothing get in our way. The enthusiasm every member of our team has for delivering great garments for recovering patients was immediately transferred when we realized that other markets needed our help. Change often shows how strong a company really is, and the changes we made this past year show our true colors. We hope other local businesses were able to do the same around the country so everyone could feel the love that we provided to our neighbors.

Whether you came to us looking for comfort after surgery or protection before going grocery shopping, we want you to know how much we appreciate your support. Companies like ContourMD could not exist without a passionate and generous community that is eager to rally around them. All we hope is that we can return the favor in any way possible.

 

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No matter what kind of breast surgery you’re preparing for, it’s likely your surgeon has talked to you about breast surgery bras. We don’t think a lot about how our bras are going to work after breast surgery, but of course you won’t be wearing exactly the same bras as you did before the surgery. … Continued

No matter what kind of breast surgery you’re preparing for, it’s likely your surgeon has talked to you about breast surgery bras. We don’t think a lot about how our bras are going to work after breast surgery, but of course you won’t be wearing exactly the same bras as you did before the surgery. And it turns out that there are special breast surgery bras that you should be wearing after the surgery, to help your body to heal and recover.These breast surgery bras are supportive but comfortable. They’ll provide compression to areas where you may experience some edema or swelling and they’ll ensure your body is supported while your tissues heal. They can even restrict some motion, which may be damaging to recently operated upon skin and tissues. Breast surgery bras have been designed to keep patients safe after a breast surgery, and they really work well to do just that.

Types of Breast Surgery Bras

Not all breast surgery bras are built the same way, and not all breast surgeries are the same. For women who have had breast surgery for cancer, it’s likely you’ll also want compression sleeves to keep fluids from pooling in the arms. This kind of pooling is common in patients after lymph nodes from the armpit have been removed. Some breast surgery bras are integrated with sleeves, to provide continuous compression over the effected area.

But many breast surgery bras are designed simply to keep the breasts in place after breast augmentation surgery. For women who have decided to have plastic surgery to change the look and size of their breasts, compression bras serve a couple of purposes. First of all, they provide compression to the area, including the upper torso. Second, they’re also going to keep the skin from stretching and the breasts from healing in a shape that you don’t want them to heal in. In other words, breast surgery bras can help you keep that shape you were interested in – the reason for the surgery in the first place.

Talking with Your Doctor About Breast Surgery Bras

Since breast surgery bras are used after surgery and the initial recovery period, it’s possible that your doctor won’t realize you’re interested in wearing one, unless you ask. Ask your doctor if they think you would benefit from a breast surgery bra after your surgery. See if they have any suggestions about how often and when to wear the bra. You may even qualify for a prescription for a breast surgery bra if you’re having the surgery for medical reasons.

Helping You to Get Moving Again

After breast surgery, it will be nice to relax and recover a bit without having any responsibilities. But that can’t last forever, and you’ll probably want to get back to living your life as before. Breast surgery bras can be helpful in keeping you safe once you get back to life, and you’ll feel more confident with a bit of extra protection.

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1st, 2nd, and 3rd Stage Recovery Following a cosmetic procedure it is not unusual to have to wear post operative compression garments. These garments come in a wide variety of sizes and styles to accommodate all types of cosmetic procedures. The type of surgery that you undergo will determine which post operative compression garments you … Continued

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Stage Recovery

Following a cosmetic procedure it is not unusual to have to wear post operative compression garments. These garments come in a wide variety of sizes and styles to accommodate all types of cosmetic procedures. The type of surgery that you undergo will determine which post operative compression garments you will need to use.

For Example, The most common type of Liposuction procedure is called tumescent liposuction. This is where surgical fluid is pumped into the body to help loosen the fat cells, making it easier for your cosmetic surgeon to remove them from your body.

First Stage 1-2 Weeks

After the surgery the fluid needs to be expelled and the surgeon won’t be able to get all of it during the surgical process. Some of it will need to be drained out afterward. This period of time is known as the “First Stage” of post-operative recovery and compression garments help with that process. After a cosmetic procedure, there is some amount of swelling and bruising and post-surgical garments can help with these issues as well. This is where the open drainage process comes in and why the use of the post-operative compression garments is so effective. If the fluid from a tumescent process is left in the body it will increase the problems of bruising and swelling.

With an open drainage process using the post-op compression garments you are able to squeeze this fluid out of the body. Most of this is done within the first 24 hours of the surgery and this will increase the healing time. The more fluid that can be drained the less bruising and swelling you will have to deal with, and therefore, you will have a shorter healing time as well.

Post-surgery compression garments and drainage tubes are not the only things that you need to be aware of. Keep in mind that with the drainage tubes in place, fluid will be coming out of these tubes. Many patients forget this part of the process, but there will be a need for keeping things clean, sterile, and as dry as possible.

First stage compression garments are worn for 1-2 weeks immediately after surgery.

(IMPORTANT: Consult your physician before using compression garments).

Second Stage 2-8 Weeks

Too much compression isn’t good either. Keeping your body compressed for too long is not recommended. After some time, and once the drainage has ceased after your procedure, you need to stop wearing the first stage garments (for maximum recovery begin wearing a second stage garment as soon as you are finished with the first stage garment) this allows your body to return to using its normal lymphatic functioning. When the lymphatic system is functioning properly it will naturally flush the body of excess fluid and reduce swelling.

Second stage compression garments are worn for about 2-8 weeks post-op. Again please consult your doctor before using compression garments.

Third Stage 8+ Weeks – Everyday Wear

The third stage of recovery is about maintaining an overall look and feel that is desired by the patient. Everyday wear is commonly used by patients who wish to obtain their most desired look. Shapewear is another term used for third stage garments. Compression is minimal and comfort is an added benefit.

Everyday wear can and should be fashionable. Men and women often wear undergarments that compress unwanted bulging of skin, or fat areas of the body. For example: Spanx Shapewear is internationally known for helping people look the way they want . Everyday wear is becoming more and more of a household clothing accessory especially for women who just had a C-section, tummy tuck, or other plastic surgery procedure. Talk to your doctor about 1st, 2nd, and 3rd stage garments before your next procedure date. To ensure you get the right size and quality garment it is suggested that you don’t wait til the last minute to order your garment.

Following the 1,2,3, stage of wearing compression garments assures that you get the best results for your body and your well-being.

Shop ContourMD.com First Stage, Second Stage, and Third Stage Garments Today!

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What Post-Surgery Recovery Garments Should You Consider? Just like there are a variety of surgical procedures for a variety of conditions, there are just as many post-surgery recovery garments on the market to consider. Depending on the type of surgery you’re considering, your doctor will recommend a number of types of recovery garments. Recovery can take … Continued

What Post-Surgery Recovery Garments Should You Consider?
Just like there are a variety of surgical procedures for a variety of conditions, there are just as many post-surgery recovery garments on the market to consider. Depending on the type of surgery you’re considering, your doctor will recommend a number of types of recovery garments. Recovery can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, and you may not see the final results of your surgery for up to a few months! In this regard, the type of garments you wear and your diligence wearing them will directly affect your results.

 

Benefits of Compression Garments
Compression is a type of clothing or wrap that is designed to stabilize the area of your body that you had worked on. They are designed to target the area by providing a uniform stabilizing comfort while reducing swelling and fluid retention after surgery. They can also reduce infection and speed up the healing process by improving circulation in that area. Typically, you will need to wear a highly compressive garment or wrap in the first 1-2 weeks post surgery (stage 1), a less compressive garment in the next 3-5 weeks (stage 2) and maybe even a lightly compressive or supportive garment after 5 weeks (stage 3). Not all surgeries/procedures take 5+ weeks to heal, but some can take up to 6 months to see the full results of the procedure.

 

Quality of Compression Garments
Just like selecting a doctor you feel comfortable with because of their high caliber, you want to choose recovery garments that are also high quality medical grade compression. Medical compression garments are usually more expensive than your usual shapewear or sports level compression. Because they are so compressive, they can be difficult to put on at first, but they are designed to be tight. If you haven’t used compression before it might take a day or two to get used to, but they are necessary for your recovery and will soon feel comfortable. Just like you wouldn’t skip on the cost of a surgical procedure, you shouldn’t skimp on recovery garments because they are what help the surgical procedure to “stick” and help your body to take on its new form. Your doctor will have some recommendations on what types of garments to consider for your recovery, but so you have an idea, you can check out our different stages of recovery garments here.

 

Stage 1 – highest compression
Lipo foam

Facial compression wrap

Body shaper

Abdominal binder

Surgical bra

And more…

 

Products in this category will be worn immediately following surgery for the next 1-2 weeks and are the highest level of compression to provide the most support to your body when it is vulnerable and healing.

 

Stage 2 – less compression

Male vest

Body garment

Mid thigh girdle

Abdominal binder

And more…

 

Products in this category will be worn in the next 3-5 weeks post-surgery and are usually slightly less compressive (but still supportive) and help the surgery and affected muscles retain their shape while reducing swelling and bruising.

 

Stage 3 – light compression and scar treatment
Arnica gel

Scar esthetique scar cream

Round gel packs

And more…

 

Products in this category will help your body continue to recover by providing muscular support, helping to heal scars, and helping you return to your regularly scheduled activities.

 

Remember, your surgeon will recommend a specific recovery plan that you should not deviate from. They will provide regular check-ins where you can give them a status update and alter or continue your recovery plan accordingly. Like you should only consider the best surgeon available to you for your procedure, you should only consider the best recovery garments from ContourMD.

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These days there are more and more lipo garments available online. Even though they are used by people after surgical procedures, they seem to have turned into a big business. How do you know if you’re getting the real deal or some cheap knock-off lipo garments that won’t do the job? For the most part, … Continued

These days there are more and more lipo garments available online. Even though they are used by people after surgical procedures, they seem to have turned into a big business. How do you know if you’re getting the real deal or some cheap knock-off lipo garments that won’t do the job? For the most part, you can trust certain brands as well as certain retailers. It’s just important that you don’t skimp and look for something cheaper which may or may not be worth the money.

Ask Your Doctor for Brand Names

The best way to ensure that you’re getting good quality lipo garments is to ask your doctor what brands they know about and trust. There are plenty of reputable brands that make lipo garments, and many of them only make certain lipo garments for a particular part of the body. Finding out which brands make the exact style of lipo garments that you need will be key to finding something that will really help you.

Cheaper is Not Better

You’ve heard the expression ‘you get what you pay for’, right? Well, if you find really cheap lipo garments for sale online, it’s probably not going to be what you really want. You’ll get cheap, and when it comes to lipo garments that can also mean ineffective.

Lipo garments are made from special fabrics that are stretchy and provide compression for the areas where you’ve had surgery. Lipo garments are also called post surgical garments, and they’re used for all kinds of patients after surgeries. They provide support as well as compression, which helps to increase circulation after the surgery. This can help to reduce the length of time it takes to recover.

Don’t get just any lipo garments. Make sure you get good quality lipo garments from a trustworthy retailer.

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If you’ve never had surgery before, let alone liposuction, you’ve probably never heard of compression garments. But since you’re looking up compression garments now, you’re probably about to undergo some kind of surgery. People who have surgery for just about any reason can benefit from compression garments. They’re used by cancer patients as well as … Continued

If you’ve never had surgery before, let alone liposuction, you’ve probably never heard of compression garments. But since you’re looking up compression garments now, you’re probably about to undergo some kind of surgery. People who have surgery for just about any reason can benefit from compression garments. They’re used by cancer patients as well as people undergoing cosmetic surgery. When you use compression garments after liposuction, you get the benefits of high tech clothing that also feels supportive and protective.

Worth the Work

While compression garments after liposuction are common, and many doctors will recommend them, you may also find that some people complain about using them. Compression garments aren’t that exotic. They’re definitely easier to use than corsets or sports equipment. But because of the compressive nature of the compression material, they can be a bit hard to get into and out of. Compression garments are sometimes like spandex or tights, but much, much less stretchy. After all, they do have to compress the part of the body they’re on.

But the good news is that they really are worth using and once you’ve tried them out, you’ll get better and better at using them. You’ll develop tricks for getting your compression garments on more easily after liposuction, and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you get used to them.

What Can a Compression Garment Do after Liposuction?

Compression garments were invented in order to help people post surgery to heal more quickly and avoid the pooling of fluids that inevitably happens. The body attempts to heal and flush out waste products and in the process a lot of liquid can pool in and around areas where liposuction is performed. When you wear compression garments after liposuction, the fluid cannot pool and circulation is improved.

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One of the most common things to happen to anyone who has had surgery is the pooling of fluids in the area that was operated on. This is a perfectly normal and natural effect of surgery and it’s part of the way the body attempts to heal after surgery. However, after liposuction, the last thing … Continued

One of the most common things to happen to anyone who has had surgery is the pooling of fluids in the area that was operated on. This is a perfectly normal and natural effect of surgery and it’s part of the way the body attempts to heal after surgery. However, after liposuction, the last thing you want is for fluids to pool in the area where the lipo was completed. Liposuction compression garments are the specially designed garments that help to reduce the swelling associated with surgery and help the body to return to normal as quickly as possible.

If the swelling is normal, does that make it good? And should you wear liposuction compression garments? The swelling has to do with the way the body attempts to fix the damage done during surgery. A lot of good stuff comes to the area, including fresh oxygen and nutrients. But a lot of waste products are also produced at the cellular level, and that’s what creates the back-up of fluids. Liposuction compression garments actually help the body to remove those fluids, so that you flush out the waste products more efficiently.

Is Compression Good?

If you’re planning for a liposuction operation, talk to your doctor about the types of liposuction compression garments that are available. Most likely your doctor will be able to suggest the right types of liposuction compression garments for you to wear post-surgery. You won’t be the first to ask and you certainly won’t be the only person to wear liposuction compression garments after having surgery.

What Should I Buy?

Liposuction compression garments are a great help for people who’ve recently undergone surgery. Make sure you find out when to start wearing your compression garments for the best recovery and effects.

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Watch the video above. Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. Fast forward to 4:15 to see ContourMD garments feature.   Living with Lymphedema and Lipedema Here we can see Sarah on The Doctors show, who had a delayed diagnosis of lymphedema and lipedema.   She wants people to understand that lipedema and … Continued

Watch the video above. Like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. Fast forward to 4:15 to see ContourMD garments feature.

 

Living with Lymphedema and Lipedema

Here we can see Sarah on The Doctors show, who had a delayed diagnosis of lymphedema and lipedema.

 

She wants people to understand that lipedema and lymphedema (especially lipedema) is what causes excess weight and obesity. Here obesity isn’t from a poor lifestyle; it’s from a medical condition that she was born with. But even despite that, even if her obesity was from her lifestyle, that doesn’t mean that people affected by obesity shouldn’t be given dignity and care and respect. It shouldn’t impact the healthcare they receive and it shouldn’t impact how they work.

 

Even plastic surgeons who treat this condition are only now learning more about it and what’s the best way to treat it. Lipedema often goes hand to hand with lymphedema. It’s a problem with the lymphatic system the valves are just not properly draining the fluids, especially from the lower extremities from the legs and this is treated in a different way.

 

You can’t always tell it at first glance but it doesn’t make sense why you have all this excess weight in your arms in your legs and it doesn’t really match up to maybe your hands and other parts of your body.

 

It’s been 10 years since Sarah has been living with this and she has always wanted to speak out about it. Her insurance battle is huge and she’s working on her Masters in health fighting because of everything she’s learned through insurance.

 

Dr. Jay Grant Zale, plastic Surgeon and professor in UCLA, expert in lymphedema and lipedema has agreed to see her in consultation and discuss what options are available to Sarah.

 

ContourMD heard her story and wanted to help by providing over $3000 in garments to help improve her condition.

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