Measuring Myself Correctly & Getting The Right Size: Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting a garment. For this reason, please view the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) associated with this garment. Second stage garments are sized smaller, are more fashionable, and have a less bulky appearance than first stage garments.
Introducing Newly Engineered Fabric: This Women's Lower Body Compression Garment - Stage One - Above The Knee - features new fabric that offers more durable compression performance with an enhanced, four-way stretch for a better fit and a true "second skin" feel. The silky smooth fabric makes it easier to slip on and off. The fabric is remarkably lightweight and breathable, yet fiercely strong and durable. The fabric provides the compression control you need to optimize circulation and enhance healing, while giving you the "feel good" comfort that patients demand.
Product Description & Benefits: The Women's Lower Body - Stage One - Above The Knee Plastic Surgery Garment provides compression in the lower abdomen, flank, hip, and thigh area and is appropriate for a liposuction and tummy tuck. This garment improves blood circulation, minimizes swelling after the procedure, flushes the body out of potentially harmful fluids, accelerates the healing process, and allows the patient to return to daily routines sooner. This compression garment also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to it new contours. Appropriate for liposuction and lower body procedures, as well as for lower body procedures following gastric bypass or bariatric surgery.
This 100% latex-free garment is made of a strong, breathable and lightweight compression fabric that feels good next to the skin. The garment has an anti-roll 2-inch waist band and an open crotch design that offers comfort and support. Moreover, the garment is made of pattern designs that target maximum support and compression. The garment also has zippers and reinforced seams for durability.
Second Stage Garment: A second stage garment that goes with this first stage garment is available and can be found at: Women's Lower Body- Stage Two - Above The Knee Garment. Doctors may recommend that patients wear compression garments during both the First Stage (initial 1-2 weeks of post-op) and Second Stage (2-8 weeks post-op) of recovery. For this reason, a second stage garment may be recommended. Second stage garments are sized smaller, are more fashionable, and have a less bulky appearance than first stage garments.
Women's Lower Body - Stages One & Two - Above Knee Garment Kit: The Women's Lower Body - Stage One- Above Knee Garment is part of a great recovery kit called the Women's Lower Body - Stages One & Two - Above Knee Garment Kit that includes the Women's Lower Body - Stage One - Above Knee Garment and the Women's Lower Body - Stage Two - Above Knee Garment. By having this Recovery Kit, the patient has the advantage of having continuous compression, which is essential for obtaining the best results during the recovery phase and having the greatest degree of comfort.
Instructions For Use: The garment is typically worn immediately after the surgery and continuously for several days (or longer depending on the doctor's instructions). During the initial period of post-op, your doctor may instruct you to wear this garment constantly (even while sleeping) and only remove it when you need to go to the bathroom or to shower. As your healing progresses, you should be able to remove the garment for various activities. Generally, the amount of time you will need to wear your garment will be reduced as your move forward in your healing journey. The garment is worn like long underwear underneath your clothing. It is recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing over the garment.
Measuring Myself Correctly & Getting The Right Size: Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting a garment. For this reason, please view the Size Chart (and read the measuring tips) associated with this garment.
Garment Care: You may machine wash the garment in cold water only (with like colors), as washing in hot water can ruin the garment. You may also wash the garment by hand in cold water. For drying, tumble dry, low heat or allow the garment to be air/line-dried.
Important Healthy Tip: Due to heavy drainage and long, continuous periods of time that you may need to wear the garment, it is recommended to purchase 2 Stage One garments. Having two sets of garments will enable you to always have a freshly clean garment, while the soiled one is being washed.
Applicable Procedures: Liposuction (Lower Abdomen, Flank, Hip, Thigh), Lower Body Procedures, Lower Body Lift, Thigh Lift (Thighplasty), Plastic surgery procedures following Gastric Bypass Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, and Stomach Stapling, Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).