Product Description & Benefits: Made from soft breathable cotton with wide shoulders straps, built-in seamless cotton knit bra, strategically positioned panels for extra compression, and cotton-lined crotch with adjustable hook and eye closure, this Stage Two High Back Torso Brief Cosmetic Surgery Compression Garment with Bra is worn during 2-8 weeks post-op once the Stage One garment is no longer appropriate. This Stage Two garment is sized smaller, tighter and offers more compression than the Stage One garment due to the fact that you have less swelling at this later stage of post-op. The garment is ideal for a patient having multiple procedures and provides additional compression and support in the abdomen, flank, back, and breast area and is appropriate for a liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. This garment helps improve blood circulation, minimizes any swelling that remains, 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. In addition to being designed for skin retracting and body shaping, this garment is made to be particularly comfortable for long-term wear. Further, this garment can also help prevent a patient from experiencing some "throbbing" sensations after surgery. The garment may also help reduce the tension on newly formed scars and prevent them from stretching.
This 100% latex and formaldehyde free garment is based on a gradient compression technology design and is made of a breathable powernet fabric that conforms to the body shape, includes a soft cotton bra, inner panels in key surgical areas, reinforced flat seams to avoid showing through clothing, and reinforced open crotch.
Stage One Garment: A Stage One garment that goes with this Stage Two garment is available and can be found at: High Back Torso Brief with Bra (w/Zipper) - Stage One. The Stage One garment is worn immediately following surgery for the first 1-2 weeks of post-op before the Stage Two garment becomes necessary. The Stage One garment is less tight and bigger than the Stage Two garment due to the fact that you have more swelling during the initial phase of recovery. Doctors may recommend that patients wear compression garments during both Stage One (initial 1-2 weeks of post-op) and Stage Two (2-8 weeks post-op) of recovery. A Stage One garment helps improve blood circulation, minimizes swelling, flushes the boy out of harmful fluids, and accelerates the healing process. For this reason, a Stage One garment may be recommended. By having both the Stage One and Stage Two garments, the patient has the advantage of having continuous compression, which is essential for obtaining the best results during the recovery phase and for having the greatest degree of comfort.
High Back Torso Brief with Bra Kit Special (w/bonus free product & $12 in savings): The High Back Torso Brief with Bra - Stage Two is part of a great recovery kit that includes the High Back Torso Brief with Bra (w/Zipper) - Stage One, High Back Torso Brief with Bra - Stage Two, and a Thong Support Garment (provided as a bonus free product that normally sells for $12 outside the Kit) that helps minimize swelling that can descend downward to one's private region. By having this Recovery Kit, the patient has the advantage of having continuous compression through both Stage One and Stage Two of the recovery, which is essential for obtaining the best results, fastest healing, and having the greatest degree of comfort during recovery. This Kit is available and can be found at: High Back Torso Brief w/Bra Kit
When Is A Stage Two Garment Worn? A Stage Two garment is typically worn during 2-8 weeks or longer (depending on the doctor's instructions) of post-surgery after a Stage One garment is no longer appropriate. The Stage Two garment is worn once your Stage One garment (first 1-2 weeks of post-op) is no longer appropriate. Generally, the amount of time you will need to wear your garment will be reduced as your move forward in your healing journey. The compression garment is worn like long underwear underneath your clothing. It is recommended to wear loose-fitting clothing over the garment.
Instructions For Use: Assume a seated position in a chair or on a bed with the garment next to you. While seated, step your legs into the garment and slide it up to your knees and/or thighs. While remaining seated, you should now be able to gently position the garment into place on your upper body. Standing up very slowly and using the chair or bed to provide support, pull the garment fully into place, making sure the crotch opening is correctly positioned. If you do not feel comfortable standing up, please lie on your back to apply the garment. If you have someone to assist you, they can help with the positioning of the garment. Once the garment is positioned, the shoulder straps should be fastened and adjusted.
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: Your garment can be hand washed. The garment should be washed in cold water and air/line-dried. Washing your garment in hot water or drying with an electric or gas dryer may ruin the garment. To remove any stains, the garment can be soaked in 2 or 3 gallons of cool water with 1/4 cup of peroxide added. After the garment has soaked, it can be hand washed and air/line-dried.
Important Healthy Tip: Due to long, continuous periods of time that you may need to wear the garment, it is recommended to purchase 2 garments. Having two garments will enable you to always have a freshly clean garment, while the soiled one is being washed.
Applicable Procedures: Liposuction (abdomen, flank, back, breast), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants, Transaxillary Submuscular Breast Augmentation, Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation), Breast Lift (Mastopexy), Breast Reduction, Breast Reconstruction, Latisimus Dorsi procedure, Mastectomy, TRAM Flap Procedure, Post Gastric bypass surgery, Bariatric/Obesity surgery, Stomach stapling procedure.