Product Description & Benefits:
The Sternum Compression "V" Panel Bra provides targeted compression on the sternum via the unique "V" panel to separate the breasts. This garment is ideal to prevent and manage synmastia, a technical complication that occurs when the implants cross the breast bone, where the breasts separate, and actually connect under the tissues. The consequences of Symmastia are a tell-tale sign of no cleavage and con-joined breasts.
Made with a lightweight powernet fabric, adjustable back hook & eye closure and a 2" wide under breast support band, the Sternum Compression "V" Panel Bra allows the level of compression on the sternum to be increased or decreased for more comfort. This bra helps improve blood circulation, minimizes swelling after the procedure, keeps the implants in their correct position, flushes your body out of potentially harmful fluids, accelerates the healing process, and allows the patient to return to daily routines sooner. This medical bra also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort and helps the skin fit better to its new contours. Further, this garment can also help prevent a patient from experiencing some "throbbing" sensations after surgery. The bra may also help reduce the tension on newly formed scars and prevent them from stretching.
This lightweight support bra has adjustable back hook & eye closure, wide under breast support band, inner cup support system and wide comfortable shoulder straps. Made from soft, breathable cotton with a latex-free construction, this bra has no seams at the surgical areas for extra comfort and to help avoid irritation of the incisions and areolas. To determine your correct size, it is recommended to measure around your body directly under the breast before surgery.
Applicable for Synmastia, 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.
Instructions For Use: The hook & eye closures found on the back of the bra should be fastened on the middle row of the hook & eye closures, the front hook & eye closures should be separated. Slide your arms through the opening between the shoulder strap and bra. You should now be able to close the front hook & eye adjustments, starting at the bottom closure and working up. If the bra is too tight or loose, take the bra off by separating the front hook & eye closures. You can loosen or tighten the bra by adjusting the back hook & eye closures. Please repeat the above steps to put the bra back on.
The bra is typically worn immediately after the surgery for a period of time that may range from days to weeks, depending on the doctor's instructions. During the initial period of post-op, your doctor may instruct you to wear this bra constantly (even while sleeping) and only remove it when you need to shower. As your healing progresses, you should be able to remove the bra for various activities. The garment is worn like a bra would 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: 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: Synmastia, 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.