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So many Spanx garmets - which one do I chose?!?!?

So many Spanx garmets - which one do I chose?!?!?

Postby momofgr84 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:31 pm

So many of you have mentioned Spanx as being more comfortable than binders but providing the same benefits - expecially helping to prevent excessive swelling. But...no one has mentioned a specific style or product number so I'm unsure which to choose if I go that route. I've had an ETT so would you please let me know what specific one I should purchase? Thanks so much!!
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Postby jennper » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:48 pm

Hi,
I am not sure what the style name is called but it goes from right under my bra to just above my knees. It would work great with the extended tummy tuck because it as overall body bra. Go to a lingerie store, they have the biggest selection as well aas different brand names that can be cheaper than spanx and work just as well.

Jenn

PS. don't forget to try them on to make sure they are snug but not uncomfortable.
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Postby dangerouscurves » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:40 pm

Thats the one to get the once that Jen above me posted

Its called Spanx - Mid thigh shaper. You can go to their site and see what it looks like. Just Google Spanx.

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Postby Springtuck » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:54 pm

If you get the full bodysuit span x, with the full thighs, how do you go to the bathroom? Do you have to unlatch it from your bra and wriggle it down or is there a hole at the crotch? If there is a hole at the crotch does that work well? I have a one piece lingerie thing that has a hole at the crotch but you have to be really careful with placement when you go pee. Sorry if TMI :oops:
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Postby kelseybel » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:09 pm

Hi, I just bought my Spanx a few days before my surgery and tried it on for the 1st time today, after getting my final drain pulled. I am 5 days post-op. Let me tell you, it is difficult to get on!!!! My mom had to help but it does hold me in tight. Yes, there is a cut-out in the crotch zone and a little strap that you can use to attach the top of the garment to your bra. I am not quite sure HOW to go to the bathroom with it......I guess you just hope you have good aim? Ha Ha.........MY PS's nurse also recommended Flexees, which I am going to try out as well. They are WAY cheaper, made by Maidenform, I think. HTH
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Postby momofgr84 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:16 pm

Thanks for the information ladies! Kelseybel, you mentioned Flexees - do they also go up to the bra and down the thighs? I already have some Flexees but they are just a brief style panty.
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Postby DebinCA » Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:58 pm

I use the spanx higher power garment that you buy in the hosiery department. There is also generic brand at target made by the same woman who makes spanx. I started wearing them yesterday at 2-1/2 weeks post op.

Bathroom is easy to go #1 but #2 is not really practical. I have 5 of them so I launder them after each wearing. I do not attach them to my bra, they stay up on their own.

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Postby Janetta86 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:06 pm

Personally, I hate Spanx. They just were not comfy...did however like Lipo In A Box.

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Postby lbanihani » Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:58 pm

I also use the Spanx High Power Panty. I actually haven't tried to wear them as a true "panty" as I wear a panty under them. They are a bit difficult to get on the first time, but you get used to it.

The High Power go up to right under your bra and down to the thigh. You don't need any straps to hold them up. They do have a split crotch for easy bathroom use.

They are on the expenseive side but I think worth it and comfortable.
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Postby momofmab » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:34 am

I just use the regular Spanx underwear during the day and the garment my ps gave me at night. I'm not convinced the binder and/or Spanx are doing anything for me. I notice no difference in the amount of swelling or reduction of swelling when I wear them compared with when I am just wearing regular underwear. As I've said in other posts, I cannot do anything super-tight, so all of the high-rise thigh garments are out for me.

Good luck- and keep in mind that if you order online, some companies like Lipo-in-a-Box, do not accept returns. I believe Spanx does.
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