ContourMD® is the leading and premier source of compression garments.

We have more than 40 years of experience in the medical industry of post-surgical compression garments.

We are proud to offer high-quality compression garments with insightful features to achieve optimal results in less time during the recovery process, while also reducing unwanted side effects and risks. The compression garments at ContourMD® fit every defined curve and subtle contour of the body, giving patients complete comfort and relaxation after surgery.

Plastic Surgery Recovery – Stage 1 

You should wear your compression garment at all times, except to bathe. This is because when you remove your garment, your body will begin to expand from fluid entering the surgical area.

The most common type of liposuction procedure known as tumescent liposuction is a good example, where tumescent fluid is injected into the body while performing the surgery. It helps loosen the fat cells, making it easier for plastic surgeons to liposuction the fat from the targeted areas of your body. The first stage of post-operative garment assists with the open drainage process to help drain out the tumescent fluid from the body, which lessens the patient’s bruising and swelling and optimizes the healing process. Most of this is done within the first 24 hours after surgery. Keep in mind that with the drainage tubes in place, there will be fluid coming out of these tubes. It is important to keep things clean, sterile, and as dry as possible.

 Stage 2 of Cosmetic Surgery Recovery

When your first stage of recovery is finished, you will progress to the second stage ContourMD Recovery Garments.

During the 2nd stage of recovering from your recent surgery, your body will not be creating as much fluid as it did during stage 1, and the surgical site will have begun healing again. As a result you can reduce the amount of time you wear your compression garments. Stage 2 garments have additional inner compression panels, which provide greater compression to ensure proper skin retraction and tissue adherence while your body is healing. Additional changes in your second stage garment v. your first stage garments may include a closed crotch and the removal of zippers and hook and eye closures. This phase could last around two to four weeks or more.

Stage 3 of Plastic Surgery Recovery

During the third stage of ContourMD Everyday Garments, your body’s new contours and definitions will be more visible. Even though each individual varies and everyone heals at a different rate, post-operative swelling can last for a few months. So it may be necessary to still wear a compression garment. Most patients wear third-stage garments, also known as shapewear to achieve and maintain their desired look. Our goal at ContourMD is for you to ‘Recover in Comfort’. The comfort, adequate tightness, quality construction, and garment design are significant when choosing your compression garment, which is why ContourMD only uses high-quality material and proper levels of compression for each garment. They are designed to mold your body into a contoured, hourglass shape without sacrificing comfort. Since compression garments must be worn for a lengthy period of time, ContourMD has designed its garments for elegance and good hygiene.


Following your cosmetic procedure or immediately after surgery, you are usually placed in a compression garment.

These garments come in all sizes and styles to accommodate every type of procedure.

The surgery performed will determine which post-operative compression garment you will need.

The time-frame garments are worn or how to wear your compression garment all depends on the extent of the surgery, the patient’s recovery and the surgeon’s preference. All plastic surgery procedures trigger the body’s natural healing process. The efficient and proper use of compression garments are one of the best ways to contour and shape the sleek physique that you hope to achieve.


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