Looing for good compression garments

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  • 4 years ago

I am looking for a comfortable non zipper compression garment. Just had lipo on stomach hips and thighs. I am 4 days post op and the zipper is killing me. Help.

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I had a lipo done at Sono Bello and they gave me this wonderful garment from Isavela. It was very comfortable and the compression was excellent. They have garments with zipper or non zippers. I am not sure of their website, but you can google by Isavela compression garments.
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I have had liposuction on several occasions. I actually just had my abdomen and flanks done 8 days ago. I like to wear a spanx body suit (thigh length) underneath, a binder on my waist, and then another spanx bodysuit on top. I find this offers the best compression and smoothes out the binder. I wear this combination for 6 weeks at all times, unless showering. I find a lot of people do not like the results of their liposuction, and when I ask how long they use compression, the answer is typically 2-4 weeks. From my experience this is not enough time. Liposuction is very rough on your cells and causes prolonged and extreme swelling. If you haven't seen a video of what liposuction looks like check it out some time! It is not a cheap procedure and if you would like solid results as well as a guarentee to protect your investment, I would highly recommend doing this. Remember it is 6 months before your cells can get rid of all the excess fluid and the swelling is gone.
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Has anyone tried a Colombian compression garment called Salome compression garments and jeans
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how would you know what size garment to purchase?
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This will be too late for your April 2010 post, but for others who might have a similar question...Initially I had compression body suits from a local Medico manufacturer here in PA, (for abdomen/flank/back lipo) but the dimensions of the sleeves and shoulder width made them too constrictive causing edema! I had to cut the sleeves off. (I'm not broad shouldered and small to average frame 5'5" and 135 lbs.) Last week I ordered from the Marena Group website for my upcoming thigh and arm lipo in a few weeks. It arrived quickly. This body suit has no zipper, but rather 3 row hook & eye closure for adjustability, all the way down the front to the open crotch. The fabric is soft and not itchy at all like the Medico garments, but considerably higher price, yet will be worth it to me when I have my arms/thighs done. One caveat about the "built in bra"...the seam of the "bra" portion presses agaianst the nipple area, but since I'm not having breasts done, hopefully it won't bother me too much! Just my 2 cents! (I'll update my report in a few months after I have arm/thighs lipo end of Jan 2011.)
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Regarding compression garments, this is an update to the Marena Group garment I mentioned above...It was a nice feeling garment but the legs offered no compression while the torso and arm portions were too snug so I had to send it back. I have now found a perfect garment (standard Large size based on their size chart,) from Taylor & Taylor in Virginia Beach (and on Ebay!) (also a website for their shop based in Nevada)[they also can customize a garment sizes!]. It has a zipper (which extends all the way down to the mons) over a hook & eye closure (hook & eye in 3 places, not all the way down). The lace bra top is perfect (unlike the Marena one which had an awful seam across the nipples and an unnatural "shape" to the bra.)
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Thank you so much!
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I have not come across a perfect post surgical garment, whether it be Liposuction, Abdominoplasty, Breast reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation. Some are better than others but none perfect. Having seen problems reported by patients secondary to compression garments for 26 years now, I have developed a design for post surgical garments that would meet 99% of the surgical expectations. I am having difficulty finding a company who is willing or qualified to do the initial model creation and then manufacturing for sale at a reasonable price. I have found that wearing of an undergarment made of compressive but non crease forming material followed by application of any of the commercially available surgical garments avoids many of the problems experienced by patients. Zippers are not good and Velcro is worse when ill-fitted but since some sort of fastening mechanism is necessary to facilitate application especially immediately after surgery and discomfort free removal later, these devices are best kept away from contact with skin. Hence an undergarment made of a “Spandex” like material is helpful. I often suggest to my patients to buy a well conforming swimsuit or ’sporting’ suit and use that under the compression garment. When I succeed in finding a good designer and succeed it bringing a line of ‘good’ post surgical garments to the market I will see that they are sold as profit free and profits if any donated to the PSEF. GSK
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Are you sure it is the garment leaving you bruised? Are you taking arnica and bromelian? That helps A LOT with bruising.
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I routinely recommend to my patients Preoperatively Vitamin K1 Mephyton 10mg once daily for five preoperative days and Arnica Montana 30x or 30c 4 pellets three times a day and Bromlein 500mg two tablets three times a day on an empty stomach (two in-between breakfast and lunch, two in-between lunch and supper and two at bedtime) starting the evening of the day of surgery and continuing for atlas 10 days post-op. This regimen which I adopted from one of my mentors seems to be working well in a very significant way. In surgeries involving deep plane/ sub-periosteal dissections I also prescribe a 'Medrol Dosepak’ barring any contraindications in individual patients. GSK
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I have been taking 2 Arnica Montana tablets 3x a day (30c) and Bromelain (500 mg 1x a day) for a week now (had arm & thigh lipo on Jan 31 2010. I definitely see that the bruising is not as intense and reducing more quickly than when I had ab/flank/back lipo. (I had not researched the Bromelain & Arnica remedies prior to the ab lipo, so did not take them afterwards.)
So, while I'm not taking as much as Dr. Singh recommends, I definitely see that it works for me! Thanks!
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I ordered mine on ebay for $60, it's made by a company called Taylor&Taylor, it's black and has lace capri bottoms so it looks like black leggings, but it comes all the way up to my waist so it could be used for tummy lipo too. It has an open crotch which I don't use, but if I had my tummy done I would possibly use it. Way less expensive than most other ones I looked at, my surgeon had me get my own so it fit right and it was the one I wanted. I recommend just getting yours on ebay, Taylor&Taylor seems to be a good medical garment company.
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There is a UK based company called ‘DownUnder’ that makes brassieres that in my experience are more suitable and ’supportive’ rather than ’sporting’. After breast surgery I want my patients to wear a brassiere that does not push the breasts flat against the chest wall. I want the brassiere to have a ‘moulding/shaping effect’ on the dissected breast parenchyma while healing. GSK
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You could try asking your surgeon if he or she carries compression garments without zippers.
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Alternative to zippers is Velcro and I find that worse in irritating the skin. I will be very grateful to work through 'one to one' emails with colleagues and post surgical care givers to help me refine my proposed design of the post surgical garments.

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Thanks for your response. I have found that the medical compression garment is leaving me bruised and I have indentations where the zipper/velcro is along the side. I am alternating this garment with a super tight spanxs light product for some temporary relief. Hope this is not compromising my efforts.
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Many patients report exactly what you are saying about your compression garment. Your idea of a wearing a ‘super tight Spanxs’ alternating with or better still all the time under the surgical garment is a brilliant one and I mention it in my comment below. Very common problem which needs a solution. GSK
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