A Guide to Post Surgical Compression Garments

Explore our guide for the latest on post-surgical compression garments, ensuring a smoother and more comfortable recovery journey.

Recovering from surgery can be daunting, and the way you care for yourself post-op plays a crucial role in achieving optimal results.

We understand that searching for the right recovery garments can be overwhelming, but fear not – we’re here to simplify the process for you.

This blog will highlight the most common post-surgical garments, specifying the procedures each garment best suits.

Rest assured, we won’t leave you guessing; we aim to empower you with knowledge so you can feel confident in your recovery.

Compression Post-Surgical Garments: Accelerate Your Recovery

After any surgery, using compression garments is essential. There are many different styles and lengths that make sense for each individual’s needs.

These specialized garments not only ensure a comfortable recovery but can also expedite the healing process and minimize the risk of infection.

Beyond that, they play a significant role in shaping your results after recovery.

Our compression post-surgical garments boast medical-grade compression tailored precisely to your recovery area.

You should wear your compression garments at all times, except as you bathe.

Body Shaper Compression Garments During Stage 1 of Recovery:

To recover in comfort, you will want a comfortable, tight-fitting compression garment during the first stage.

Depending on the length of the garment you and your doctor decide is best for your particular procedure, here are great examples of stage 1 compression garments, just in varying lengths.

Mid Thigh Shaper Full Side Zip by Contour - Style 27FLZ 27FLZ-BSWZP

ContourMD’s Mid-Thigh Body Shaper with full-length zippers on the side for ease to the patient getting in and out of the garment. With a mid-thigh cut, this is perfect for wearing underneath a dress or pants.

Mid Calf Shaper Full Side Zipper - Style 28FLZ 28FLZ-BSFLZP

ContourMD’s Mid-Calf Body Shaper with Full Size Zippers on the side is another great option for those looking for a longer coverage area to the calf. With the calf-length, the garment will work for liposuction on all areas of the body and is something you can count on holding everything together.

Ankle Length Body Shaper with Side Zippers - Style 29Z 29Z-BSWZP

ContourMD’s Ankle Length Body Shaper with Side Zippers makes sure everything is covered during liposuction or other body contouring procedures. Doctors really like this garment due to the nature that it covers so much of your body with compression but also allows them to easily move you in and out of the garment.

These garments are designed in America using the highest quality materials, with no pinching or cinching.

Expect even and uniform pressure that holds your body in a supportive yet comfortable manner, promoting an ideal healing environment.

Compression and Surgical Bras: Gentle Support for Breast Procedures

Often, the terms “compression bras” and “surgical bras” are used interchangeably, both referring to post-operative bras.

While some variations may offer different levels of compression, their purpose remains the same – providing gentle support after breast procedures.

To ensure you choose the right product, discuss the options with your surgeon.

Our compression and surgical bras come with fully adjustable straps for a perfect fit and deliver even compression to stabilize the breasts.

This stability ensures your healing process remains undisturbed, while also aiding drainage and minimizing the risk of infection.

Recommend these bras for procedures such as:

Always consult your doctor to determine the ideal surgical bra for your needs.

Abdominal Compression Binders: Support for a Stable Recovery

Among the most commonly used post-surgical compression garments are abdominal compression binders.

Abdominal Compression Binder by Contour - Style 13 13P

Further, there is a wide array of binders that you can choose from. The Abdominal Compression Binder is designed to be worn immediately after your surgery.

These simple yet effective garments provide essential support to the lower abdomen, ensuring stability and comfort during your recovery.

Style 70 - 9in Abdominal Binder with Adjustable Panels by Contour 70-9P

Likewise, other types of binders incorporate adjustable velcro panels that guarantee a precise fit and even compression, thanks to the Velcro closures on individual panels.

By applying uniform pressure to the area, these binders improve circulation, leading to faster healing and reduced bruising.

They are recommended for procedures like:

If you have any queries about abdominal compression binders, do not hesitate to reach out to us or consult your doctor.

Post-Surgical Girdles: Versatile Support for Various Procedures

Although the term “girdle” historically connotes a garment for women, modern post-surgical girdles cater to all individuals and lower body surgeries.

Mid Thigh Compression Girdle 4in Waist Slit Crotch - Style 4 4-MT4P

For example, if you are recovering from a Tummy Tuck, Postpartum, WLS, or Bariatric surgery, look no further than either the Mid-Thigh or High-Thigh Compression Girdle Faja Garment with a 4-inch waist.

Choose from various heights and lengths; these girdles, ranging from full-body jumpsuits to shorts, support skin, organs, and tissues during recovery.

Post-surgical girdles offer varying levels of compression based on your recovery stage. They feature a high waistline for optimal support and compression around your waist and belly.

Mid Thigh Body Garment Full Zippers Slit Crotch - Style 34FLZ 34FLZP

Choose the Mid Thigh Body Compression Girdle Faja Garment for second-stage recovery. It features full-length zippers, ensuring comfort and ease beneath clothing.

Doctors recommend these versatile girdles for procedures like:

  • Tummy Tucks
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Liposuction of the hips, flanks, thighs, butt, and belly
  • Brazilian butt lifts.

Embrace your recovery journey with confidence, as modern girdles offer discreet wear under clothing while enhancing your figure attractively.

Other Post-Surgical Garments and Aids: Enhancing Your Healing

In addition to the aforementioned garments, specialized post-surgical aids can enhance your healing process.

Silicone Scar Sheets:

These sheets are effective in treating scars after surgeries, promoting skin healing, and reducing scarring.

Gel-Care Advanced Scar Therapy 5″ x 6″ Self-Adhesive Gel Sheet is a scar treatment product that combines the benefits of two scar treatments:

  1. An occlusive gel barrier clinically proven silicone sheet
  2. With natural botanical oils, antioxidants, vitamins, and emollients that moisturize and condition skin and scar tissue.

You may also choose a different size sheet depending on your specific requirements.

The Gel-Care Advanced Scar Therapy 1 1/2″ x 10″ Adhesive Gel Strip, is for smaller scar areas that require longer strips.

Furthermore, ScarFx Silicone Sheet 1.5 inch x 3 inch is an inexpensive solution that helps to reduce the scar’s appearance, color, and size.

You can also use them on existing scars that require further improvement.

Are you looking for a specific pre-cut silicone sheet that fits the surgical site better?

Furthermore, you can use these two excellent options on all types of post-surgical scars, hypertrophic and keloid scars, and other scars from injury, trauma, and burns.

  1. ScarFx Breast Anchor with Areola Circle (Each) – Patients place on the breast after the wounds have healed. Scientifically proven to help minimize the appearance and discoloration of scars.
  2. ScarFx Silicone Sheet 3 inch x 3 inch – the advantage of silicone scar sheets over gels and ointments is that silicone sheets put direct pressure on the scar.

Consult your doctor to determine if silicone scar sheets are suitable for your recovery.

Scar Gels:

Both Silicone Scar Gel Sheeting and topical silicone gels represent effective treatment options for scar management.

Rejuvasil Scar Gel by ScarHeal offers a 1-ounce bottle that helps improve the appearance of scars and can help reduce itchiness associated with scarring.

Additionally, choose either Silicone or Gel based on your doctor’s recommendation instead of using both simultaneously, despite the temptation.

Pain Relief and Scar Removal:

Arnica Gel 1.5 ounces is a product recommended by doctors, and plastic surgeons and used by professional athletes. It provides fast pain relief and cooling effects.

The Arnica Gel actively fights everyday pain, muscle aches, and stiffness, reducing swelling from injuries and discoloration from bruising with natural active ingredients.

Accelerate Healing with Lipo Foam Recovery after Liposuction

Lipo Foam Recovery is crucial for enhancing the healing process and optimizing results following liposuction procedures.

Active compression and support provided by these innovative products aid in reducing post-operative swelling, bruising, and discomfort.

Furthermore, the key benefits of Lipo Foam Recovery include improved circulation, even pressure distribution, and minimized risk of complications.

As experts in post-liposuction care, we offer a range of Lipo Foam Recovery products that come in one, two, and three sheets as well as 10′ rolls for doctors that cater to diverse needs and body areas.

Finally, embrace the effectiveness of Lipo Foam Recovery and unlock your body’s potential for a smooth, speedy recovery.

Stage 2 and Stage 3 of Plastic Surgery Recovery are just as important!

When your first stage of recovery is finished, you will progress to the Second and Third Stage Recovery Garments.

In the second stage of recovery, your body produces less fluid than in stage 1, and the surgical site initiates healing.

A perfect time to look at two different garments that can be worn underneath your clothing comfortably, especially during the holiday season!

Mid Thigh Shaper Bra Top No Zip by Contour - Style 27BNZ 27-NZMTBSBTP

Our Mid-Thigh Bodyshaper Bra Top No Zipper is designed for your second stage of recovery. It applies proper compression where your new body needs it to heal successfully and comfortably.

Mid Thigh Body Shaper w/o Zippers by Contour - Style 27NZ 27-NZMTBSP

Transitioning to the second stage of post-op recovery, ContourMD offers the zipper-free Mid-Thigh BodyShaper for various procedures, including liposuction, breast augmentation, and more.

Preparation for Recovery: Quality and Care

When considering elective surgeries or procedures, your practitioner may recommend compression or post-surgical garments to optimize your recovery.

We advise purchasing two identical garments to ensure continuous support during your recovery journey.

At ContourMD, we take pride in offering only the highest quality compression garments and recovery tools.

We design and make all our products in America, ensuring your utmost comfort and care with premium medical-grade compression material.

Should you have any questions about our garments or how to properly care for them, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Our team is dedicated to ensuring your recovery is as smooth and comfortable as possible, empowering you to Recover in Comfort.

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