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Liposuction Compression Garments

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Liposuction Compression Garments

Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Mon Aug 20, 2007 2:09 pm

Since everyone is always wondering what is the best compression garment to wear for your recovery from liposuction, below are the most popular liposuction compression garments based on the experience of thousands of women here:

Note: Stage one garments are worn immediately post-op for up to 1-2 weeks following surgery. A stage one garment is designed to be less tight and bigger due to your swelling and has zippers for ease. Stage two garments are made smaller to account for the reduction of swelling, do not have zippers, and are worn during weeks 2-8 post-op or longer, as needed. Stage 2 garments can be worn for long periods of time, as needed and as long as swelling continues. Some patients have worn them for weeks, or months, and even beyond a year.

Above Knee Compression Garments:

1. Women's Mid Body Compression Garment - Above The Knee (Rainey)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10013
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10014

2. Female Abdominal & Lower Body Compression Girdle - Medium-Length Legs (Marena)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33526
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33527

3. Female Above Knee Body Girdle Compression Garment (Design Veronique)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10216
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10217

Mid-Thigh Compression Garments:

1. Female Abdominal Girdle Compression Garment (Design Veronique)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10214
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10215

2. Women's Mid Body Compression Garment - Mid-Thigh (Rainey)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10015
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10016

3. Female Low Waisted Body Compression Girdle - Mid-Thigh (Marena)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33536
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33537

Brief Compression Garments:

1. Female Torso Brief Compression Garment (Design Veronique)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10212
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10213

2. Women’s Brief Compression Garment (Rainey)

Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=13288
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=13289

3. Female Lower Abdominal Brief Compression Garment (Marena)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33530
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33531

Below Knee Compression Garments:

1. Women's Lower Body Compression Garment - Below Knee (Rainey)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10017
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10018

2. Female Below Knee Girdle Compression Garment (Design Veronique)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10210
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10211

3. Female Abdominal & Lower Body Compression Girdle - Below Knee (Marena)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33525
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33300

Arm Compression Garments:

1. Arm Compression Sleeves (Rainey)

2. Arm Compression Sleeves – Elbow Length (Marena)

3. Long Arm Sleeves & Full Back Compression Garment (Without Breast) (Design Veronique)

High Back Compression Garments:

1. Female High Back Full Body Girdle Compression Garment - Below the Knee (Marena)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33304
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=33298

2. Women's High Back Compression Garment - Below The Knee (Rainey)

Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10006
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10007

3. High Back Above Knee Girdle Compression Garment (Design Veronique)
Stage One: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10220
Stage Two: http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product.do?id=10221

Here’s a link to the complete selection of compression garments for post-liposuction:

Click here for Liposuction Compression Garments

Swelling-Reducing Compression Panties:

These garments are designed to help reduce post-operative swelling that can spread and descend downward to the genital area due to gravity. They are worn over the primary post-surgery garment and may be used following liposuction.

1. Female Thong Labia Support

2. Female Labia/Pubic Area Support Brief
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Medical Compression Garments Vs. Non-Medical Garments

Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:33 pm

It is important to know the benefits of wearing a medical compression garment and why it is superior to wearing a regular spandex shapewear or some non-medical over-the-counter regular garment.

How Can A Compression Garment Help My Healing?

Wearing a garment after liposuction is essential to improve blood circulation, minimize swelling after the procedure, flush the body out of potentially harmful fluids, accelerate the healing process, and allow the patient to return to daily routines sooner. A compression garment also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to its new contours. Depending on the doctor's instructions, you may need to wear support and compression garments for a period of time that may range from days, weeks, and longer depending on your individual healing rate.

Non-Medical Garments Can Prolong Recovery Time & Increase Discomfort
Wearing a non-medical garment from your local store that is not specifically made for a cosmetic or medical procedure can unnecessarily prolong your recovery time, slow down your healing, worsen your swelling and other symptoms, and increase the discomfort that you experience during the healing journey. Compression garments are not created equal and just because a non-medical garment might seem to offer some degree of compression does not mean that it is good for post-operative recovery from surgery.

Non-Medical Garments Are Not Meant To Be Worn For Long Time Periods
Additionally, non-medical compression garments are not meant to be worn for long periods of time, which is necessary following surgery. A high quality post-operative, medical compression garment is specifically designed to be worn for long time periods during the recovery process from a cosmetic surgery. The fabrics and construction used in a medical compression garment enable a patient to wear the garment for long periods of time without experiencing discomfort. On the other hand, an off-the-shelf non-medical garment is not meant to be worn for long periods of time.

Non-Medical Garments Don’t Address A Specific Medical Procedure
Further, high-quality medical compression garments are designed to address patients recovering from liposuction. On the other hand, when you wear a non-medical garment, you are not getting a garment that is designed to meet the needs of a patient recovering from a specific procedure.

Non-Medical Garments Don’t Have Key Features, Materials & Technology Of Medical Garments
Finally, non-medical garments do not have the key features, construction, materials, and technology used in the plastic surgery compression garments featured in the Make Me Heal Store. First, the medical garments are designed with a targeted compression technology that makes sure that you receive the maximum compression in key surgical areas. In addition to providing maximum compression in the surgical areas, the garment will also provide general support for all areas of the body that the garment is covering. The combination of targeted compression and general support helps reduce the overall recovery time, improves comfort, and helps you get the best cosmetic outcome.

Medical garments such as those featured in the Make Me Heal Store offer features that are unavailable in non-medical garments, including no seams at key surgical areas and labels that are placed on the outside of the garments to avoid irritation and help make you more comfortable during the recovery process. For additional comfort, many of the medical garments have an open-crotch design so that the garment does not need to be removed at any time. Many of the garments also have flat lock stitching.

The medical garments such as those featured on Make Me Heal are made of a latex-free, strong, breathable and lightweight compression fabric that feels good next to the skin, dries quickly, and is the best material for post-operative compression. While fabrics that are typically used by non-medical garments found in your local store lose the compression properties or “memory” over time, the fabrics used by the medical compression garments in the Store are designed to provide the ideal amount of constant and consistent compression from every direction for long wear during the recovery process. Additionally, the highest quality zippers, hook and eye closures, and threads are used. Garments are either 100% latex free or both 100% latex and formaldehyde free.

Read More About Why Wearing A Medical Garment Is Key To Recovery
You can read more about why wearing a medical garment is key for recovery and why a non-medical garment can be bad for healing at this link:
http://www.makemeheal.com/mmh/product/m ... garment.vm
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Postby lipocat » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:02 am

How long will stage two compression help?
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Postby lipocat » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:14 am

do you know anything about the ab. compression garmet that is a waist sincher? It looks like something you could wear for a long time.
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Postby marys235 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:36 pm

Can anyone tell me what brand these garments are? At first I thought they were Raineys, but the straps on the high back Rainey meet in a V in the front, and these don't, they meet in a V in the back. I like this design better for the straps.

Smartlipo without suction of chin, upper arms, u/l abs, upper back, waist, and i/o thighs on 5/30/2007 - no results
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Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:35 pm

Hello everyone,

Stage 2 garments can be worn for long periods of time, as needed and as long as swelling persists. Some patients have worn them for months and even beyond a year.

We sell all the leading brands of compression garments including, Design Veronique, Rainey, and Marena.
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Postby Carriesq13 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:13 pm

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Postby Make_Me_Heal_Team » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:28 am

Once you are ready to move into your stage two garment (which is normally between one and two weeks post op) we do not recommend going back into your stage one garment. The stage two garment is made a little smaller, to give you better compression once your swelling and pain has decreased a bit from right after surgery, and it also is designed with no zippers or hooks to make it more comfortable. So, once you can fit comfortably into your stage two garment, there is no real need to switch back to your stage one.
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binder and surgical foam

Postby jkgirl » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:57 am

I had SmartLipo with suction yesterday and the PS put me is a binder with 3 sheets of surgical foam. It is very uncomfortable and looks terrible under clothes. Is to ok to change to the Veronique stage 1 garment?
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Postby michellepaek » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:28 pm

Hi jkgirl,

You can definitely change into a Design Veronique Stage One compression garment, which will give you great support! Let me know if you need any recommendations for any (let me know where you had the smartlipo) or need help with sizing (as they run a little small) and I'll be happy to help. Or you can always call us at 866-363-4325 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and I can help you over the phone.

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a different approach

Postby Callie333 » Wed May 07, 2008 11:37 pm


I am not in any way discounting but I found my doctor's support garment increased the pain and actually left deep impressions on my skin, deep enough that my doctor advised to switch to a commercial garment that has helped so much. I may be an anomaly but switching from a medical support garment to a commercial one has helped tremendously. I am now two sizes smaller.

I have had numerous surgeries before: open heart followed by step pneumonia and herrington rod spinal fusion so I may have more scar tissue which is why the medical garments were so painful for me.

But I so thank you for the other posting regarding swelling and other matters connected to lipo.

but for some commercial garments may be as helpful as medical garments given the circumstances
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Postby techprincesse » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:43 am

4100CCs removed from u/l abs, back, inner thighs...
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Postby FrancineFishpaw » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:58 am

how tight must garment feel? mine feels like a pantyhose at the tummy and tighter at the waist. Is this bad? is there a risk of ending up with a saggy tummy? I was thinking of buying spanx..will that help? Thanks!
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Postby Junkosan » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:11 am

I had Lipo to my upper arms. And I was wondering if my arms will be the same size as they are now in the compression garment? If you ask me they look pretty good already. But the garment might be making it smaller then normal. I know the swelling is still there, but it would be nice to know if this size is something to look forward too! I actually hope smaller would be better but this is definitely an improvement already. Also there are no follow up garments for arms. Does arm lipo patients just wear the same size throughout? Is it bad to wear it 23.5hrs/7 days a week for like 6 months? I am quite paranoid!
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Stage 2 zippered garment

Postby cgorman » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:31 pm

I believe my Doctor ordered me a stage 2 garment right away. I never went into a stage 1. Im looking to order another one of them but I cant find it anywhere. its a design veronique above the knee stage 2 with a front zipper. I cant seem to find any stage 2 garments that have zippers. The reason I beleive its stage 2 is it has the extra panels on the inner and outter thigh. Can anyone tell me where I can find this?

I ordered the stage 2 non zippered but I could not get it over my hips, it was so painful and I ordered the proper size but the waste is just too small to fit over my hips
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