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compression garments?? Diet??

compression garments?? Diet??

Postby livia7916 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:58 pm

Just curious to know what kind of compression garments you ladies are wearing. And what kind of diet you ladies are leading?? I need to start eating right. What recommendations??

I have on tight boyshorts size 1x compression garment and a large waist cincher bought at Macy's. Will this be enough or do I have to buy extra compression garments? I do own a one piece with a hole in the bottom so i can urinate, very similiar to the Mid Body Compression Cosmetic Surgery Garment - Mid Thigh this website is selling.

I also bought a couple of tight briefs, very similar to the Mid Body Plastic Surgery Compression Garment - Brief, website is selling. I wear all of my undergarment with the waist cincher.
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Re: compression garments?? Diet??

Postby mrsamywright » Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:20 pm

I wore an abdominal binder, the white hard thing with velcro for about a month. Then doc put in a compression garment, stage 1 from upper abs to mid-calf. (I had some thigh lipo and a thigh lift too, so that's why mine was so long).

There are sooooo many different opinions on garments. Some ladies don't even where them. What does your PS suggest? I would definitely follow his/her recommendations. At least start there and see how you feel.

As for diet. I lost 100 pounds on my own 10 years ago. I was the product of an obese family and was over 200 lbs in middle school. I could talk diets all day long - lol.

The lifestyle I have been living for the last few years is high, lean protein, greek yogurt, limited healthy carbs (whole grain breads, fruit, veggies, sweet potatoes), watch the fat - try to stick with healthy fats like avocado or olive oil....

I eat about 1200 calories a day and I am "average", sometimes a bit more if I had a major workout. For example today, I burned 900 calories in a 1.5 hr zumba class, so 1200 isn't going to cut it.

There are many awesome websites that are free like fitday.com that can help you log meals for the day and give you nutritional values, etc....

If you have more questions, feel free to ask!
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Re: compression garments?? Diet??

Postby livia7916 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:42 pm

Thanks. My doc said to wear a tight compression around belly. I had a tummy tuck with lipo done 8 days ago. Like I said I am wearing a one piece garment and over it the waist cincher, they both feel tight. I just hope its doing the job of compressing tummy.

As for the diet, I have to look into it. Before my surgery, I was eating healthy on and off and exercising 5xs a week with yoga on the weekends. I can't wait to resume my exercise routine.

Can you continue losing weight after the tummy tuck recovery? Or will my belly look funny?
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Re: compression garments?? Diet??

Postby Gerberadaisy » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:47 am

I would definately follow your PS's advice, and I know they all vary greatly. At my last appt with doc, I asked about a stage 2 CG and he stated he wanted me to stick with the two he gave me which are the elastc velcro type that basicall cover the abdomen only. He stated to me that the spanx do not offer enough compression. I am to wear my CG for at least 6 weeks but I know everyone has their own thoughts on these things. Some women choose to wear them longer to keep swelling away, or just wear them at night.

As far as diet, I agree with Amy. I believe in lean protein, complex carbs, and watch the bad fat intake. Lots of fresh products are always a good thing, and stay away from processed junk. I have even started drinking protein shakes even before surgery which are great for after workouts because it helps to rebuild your muscle. The more muscle you have the more calories you burn at rest.
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Re: compression garments?? Diet??

Postby mrsamywright » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:20 am

If you are wearing a surgical garment and a cincher, on top, I am sure you are fine.

I have read women lose weight after and their tummy holds up fine. I would ask PS to be sure, but it seems 10-20 lbs is safe from what I have read.

Wishing you much luck in your recovery!

Gerbera, love my protein shakes too! Syntha-6 chocolate is my favorite. :)
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Re: compression garments?? Diet??

Postby livia7916 » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:52 am

Thank you for your reply.

My garments are non-medical. Some are spandex and they feel tight on me. I feel like they are working in holding my tummy in. And over it I always wear that waist cincher I bought from macy's. I looked over the products that are being sold in this website, some are questionable.
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