What is a Girdle?

A girdle is nothing new.

From 1940’s style to modern-day shapewear, girdles have a wide variety of uses. When it comes to recovering from a cosmetic surgery, however, girdles are not just for fashion. The best girdle for a post-surgery patient is made with high-quality compression materials that help improve circulation and blood flow; reduce bruising and swelling; and therefore reduce scarring.

Girdle compression garments



ContourMD® products are specifically tailored to minimize recovery time, while maximizing your results.

✓ Improve Blood Circulation

✓ Manage and Reduce Fluids

✓ Optimize and Decrease Recovery Time

✓ Less Pain and Discomfort During Healing Process

✓ Reduce Swelling and Bruising

✓ Shape and Contour Your Results

Why Do I Need a Girdle?

Wearing a girdle can an essential part on your road to a speedy recovery, so much so that often cosmetic surgeons will require you purchase one before you enter their office.

Swelling is one of the most common symptoms and biggest concerns after patients undergo surgical procedures. Significantly, one of the most important factors to reduce swelling and other uncomfortable side effects is rest. When your surgery is finished, you may be wrapped in bandages. This could also include tubes coming out of the incision sites, which allows the drainage of excess fluids. Resting allows your body to handle the changes made and begin the process of closing your wounds.

The second most important component after surgery is to wear a high-quality compression garment. Compression with a medical girdle can accelerates the healing process, improve overall blood circulation and reduce swelling by preventing dangerous fluid buildup. It also encourages your body to fit better into its new contoured, shape, which decreases the likelihood of any sagging or other unwanted side-effects. This important compression process also improves the outcomes of your surgical scars so you can enjoy the results of your surgery for years to come.