Men's Abdominal Compression Garments
Can Men’s Compression Garments Benefit My Healing Journey?
In the Men’s
Compression Garments department of the Store, you can try out a wide array of
well-fitting, high-quality, and comfortable male compression garments that may
be used by a man for a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Following a tummy tuck,
your doctor will ask you to wear a compression garment. Wearing a compression
garment is essential to improve blood circulation, minimize swelling after the
procedure, flush the body out of potentially harmful fluids, accelerate the
healing process, and allow the patient to return to daily routines sooner. A
compression garment also provides support to surgical areas for more comfort
and helps the skin fit better to its new contours.
Depending on your
doctor, you may need to wear compression garments during both Stage One (initial
1-2 weeks of post-op) and Stage Two (2-8 weeks post-op) of recovery. For this
reason, you may need to get both a First Stage garment and a Second Stage garment.
Our store features a wide variety of First and Second Stage garments. Due to
heavy drainage and long, continuous periods of time that you may need to wear
the garment, it is recommended to purchase 2 garments. Each of the Male
Compression Garment Recovery Kits offered at the Store include
both a Stage One compression garment and matching Stage Two compression garment
that together are designed to help you obtain the best results during the recovery
phase and to have the greatest degree of comfort. Compression
garments are worn like long underwear underneath your clothing.
A first stage compression
garment is typically worn immediately after the surgery and continuously for
several days (or longer depending on the doctor’s instructions) and then
non-continuously for the initial 1-2 weeks of post-op. 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. Generally, the amount of time you will need to wear your garment will
be reduced as you move forward in your healing journey. 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.
A second stage garment is
typically worn during 2-8 weeks post-op (or longer, depending on the doctor’s
instructions). A second stage garment is worn once your first stage 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. Second stage garments are sized smaller, are more fashionable,
and have a less bulky appearance than first stage garments.
Compression Garment Recovery Kits
The Men's Compression
Garments department features Male Compression Garment Recovery Kits that provide
a powerful way to maximize your healing benefits by having continuous compression
during both Stage One and Stage Two (2-8 weeks post-op) of recovery. Each Kit
includes a Stage One compression garment and a matching Stage Two garment. Additionally,
some compression garment recovery kits include a Scrotum Support Garment that
helps minimize swelling that can descend downward to one’s private region
due to gravity. Depending on your doctor, you may need to wear compression garments
during both the First Stage and Second Stage of recovery. With a Recovery Kit,
you have the advantage of having continuous compression for both Stages of recovery,
which is essential for obtaining the best results during the recovery phase
and for having the greatest degree of comfort.
Do I Measure Myself Correctly & Get 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) that is included along with each garment
that you view in the Store.