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Why Can Wearing A Non-Medical Garment From A Local Store Be Bad For Healing?

Non-Medical Garments Can Prolong Recovery Time & Increase Discomfort

Post-operative compression garments are a vital part of the recovery process from a cosmetic surgery, as choosing the right garment can have a significant impact on your healing. Wearing a non-medical garment from your local store that is not specifically made for a cosmetic or medical procedure (such as off-the shelf girdles, athletic shorts and bras) can unnecessarily prolong your recovery time, slow down your healing, worsen your swelling and other symptoms, and increase the discomfort that you experience during the healing journey. Compression garments are not created equal and just because a non-medical garment might seem to offer some degree of compression does not mean that it is good for post-operative recovery from a plastic surgery. There is a big difference between medical, plastic surgery compression garments such as those offered in the Make Me Heal Store and off-the-shelf girdles, bras, or athletic shorts that you might find in your local store. While a non-medical girdle or a pair of athletic tights can be of high quality, they are not designed for cosmetic surgery recovery and are not manufactured with the materials, features, technology, and fabrics that are ideal for providing constant and consistent compression to a patient for extended periods of time. In many cases, a garment from the local store can actually provide too little or too much compression and cause your recovery to be longer and more uncomfortable than if you were to wear a medical, plastic surgery compression garment.

Non-Medical Garments Are Not Meant To Be Worn For Long Time Periods

For many cosmetic procedures, it will be necessary to wear your garment continuously for a long period of time. A high quality post-operative, medical compression garment is specifically designed to be worn for long time periods during the recovery process from a cosmetic surgery. The fabrics and construction used in a medical compression garment enable a patient to wear the garment for long periods of time without experiencing discomfort. On the other hand, an off-the-shelf non-medical garment is not meant to be worn for long periods of time. For this reason, wearing a non-medical garment for long time periods can cause substantial discomfort and even pain and disturb the healing process.

Non-Medical Garments Don’t Address A Specific Medical Procedure

The reason why the Make Me Heal Store features so many different garment styles is because the high-quality medical garments are designed to address specific medical procedures. The Store features garments made for every cosmetic procedure, from liposuction on every part of the body (face, upper body, mid body, lower body, breast, chest, abdomen, arms, back, shoulders, thighs, legs, calves, and all other body areas), all breast procedures (breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift), face lift, neck lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On the other hand, when you buy a non-medical girdle or athletic pants from a local store, you are not getting a garment that is designed to meet the needs of a patient recovering from a specific procedure.

Non-Medical Garments Don’t Have Key Features, Materials & Technology Of Medical Garments

Non-medical garments do not have the key features, construction, materials, and technology used in the plastic surgery compression garments featured in the Make Me Heal Store. First, the medical garments are designed with a targeted compression technology that makes sure that you receive the maximum compression in key surgical areas. In addition to providing maximum compression in the surgical areas, the garment will also provide general support for all areas of the body that the garment is covering. The combination of targeted compression and general support helps reduce the overall recovery time, improves comfort, and helps you get the best cosmetic outcome.

The medical garments featured in the Make Me Heal Store offer features that are unavailable in non-medical garments, including no seams at key surgical areas and labels that are placed on the outside of the garments to avoid irritation and help make you more comfortable during the recovery process. For additional comfort, many of the medical garments have an open-crotch design so that the garment does not need to be removed at any time. Many of the garments also have flat lock stitching.

The medical garments featured in the Store are made of a latex-free, strong, breathable and lightweight compression fabric that feels good next to the skin, dries quickly, and is the best material for post-operative compression. While fabrics that are typically used by non-medical garments found in your local store lose the compression properties or “memory” over time, the fabrics used by the medical compression garments in the Store are designed to provide the ideal amount of constant and consistent compression from every direction for long wear during the recovery process. Additionally, the highest quality zippers, hook and eye closures, and threads are used. Garments are either 100% latex free or both 100% latex and formaldehyde free.