Compression Garments Review and suggestions

  • kwr423
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 3 years ago

I want to share with you so that you can save money. From best to worst garments... 1. Fajate $135. - Colombian garments- absolute best compression all around, trust me you'll notice the difference after 12 hrs of having it on. 2. SweetNothings $22.(Walmart)- by Maidenform, best to sleep and work; comfortable and no compromise on compression, excellent compression. 3. Marena $80 - good all around. but not as much compression as SweetNothings. cam be use to workout. 4. Assets $32. (Target)- by Spanks, just ok, its stretches out, it rolls up with cloth, good for working out, sleeping etc. 5.Spanks- $72. - don't waist your money buy Assets

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Can you please share if the Fajate are crotchless?
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Will be adding the fajate to my list. Thank, this is good information for me
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I'm def going to get a fajate, I tried one on and oh boy it was tight
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I wore the Spanx 'In Power' garment. Loved it! I am 5 months out and still sleep in it actually to help with the nerve sensations I experience around the incision.
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I had my surgery in MX. My surgeon recommends the design Veronique brand. They are crotchless, VERY snug and supportive, have hook and eye closure at the shoulders, as well as hook and eye down the middle, as well as a zipper. They are made incredibly well. I believe they have a website, if you google it, it should come up.
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I had my tummy tuck on May 22 & my PS also recommended Veronique. They sized me & ordered it for me after my 1st week check up & it came in the mail 3 days later. This is much more comfortable than the wrap you get sent home in. Very we'll made and it was about $59 purchasing it thru my PS office. Not bad for an excellent made garment.
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has anyone tried the leonisa brand? how do they compare to those listed? Thank you!
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I use (after the actual CG can come off) the Naomi and Nicole brand tank top that lets you wear your own bra. It is very comfy and on the cheap side. $25 or so.
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I think the $$ are worth it just for the crotch opening to pee!
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Thanks for this post-I went to the Fajate (Fajas) website and they have a sale on now-ordered 4 different garments for current recovery and for next procedures-great advice!
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Thanks for the inf. very needed I want to buy my 2nd stage in DR.
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Barbie you look great... keep up th egood work. We can all agree there should be an opening to pee I hate having to take it off everytime...
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While I was healing it took me FOREVER to find the right compression garment. I really like Spanx quality so I just kept ordering and sending them back until I found "my" perfect fit.

I loved the "hide and sleek" hi-rise panty in "medium" shaping strength. Fit perfectly under my work clothes and kept me feeling supported. The super control stuff was just waaay too tight and I could barely breathe. And I wear a size 2.
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Thanks so much. Yes, I have started massaging and it does get better. Thanks for your recommendation and for listening to me ramble :) Take care and happy healing!
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No worries I feel your pain, and I hate the fact that compression garments are such a headache. I hated the binder I got form my ps to me it was useless. I did lipo and is painful, and I'm at 8 weeks post op and swelling still there so is a slow recovery, don't get discourage. Going back to the garments I purchased the one with the sipper on the side, knee lengh and I like it because it hides well with pants, also is crocht less so peeing is easy, I do wear my undies over it alittle weird but it helps.

I started massaging the lipo area and saw improvements on the swelling, try eating a diet high in proteins, remeber your muscles are healing.
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What kind of both did you purchase? I'm getting so discouraged by compression garments. I will be 3 weeks on Thursday and can then switch to a spanx type garment. I have the abdominal velcro binder that was put on me in surgery and I purchased a medical grade girdle from my ps, which I hate because it sits right on my hips where my lipo drainage/gravity has taken up residence and it HURTS!!

I bought flexees boy shorts and didn't get the upper abdomen support from those but they felt good on my hips, I bought a bunch of different ones/types at walmart like the high waisted mid thigh but they don't have a crotch opening so I have to peel the whole thing down to pee and I'm drinking tons of water so I pee all the time. I feel pretty good for only being 2.5 weeks out but I hate not having the right garment!! My incision is still sore and the lipo is a killer and if a garment sits on the lipo site or around it...it will swell and bruise again.

It makes me wish I had not had lipo! My pre op clothes fit great except on my hips they are tighter because of the lipo!! GO away swelling so I can feel better!

Sorry for the rambling but any help on exactly which garment would help me!
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I first put the garment on at 2 weeks post op, which it was when they took my drains off. I purchased an XL since I wear a size 14; compression was pretty serious, I immediately saw how it helped contour my body. After about 3 weeks in, I noticed it was easy to put in, so sewed about 1 1/2 inches on each side, and that's how I been wearing it. I'm tempted to purchase a smaller size, but I'm trying no to spend the extra $$$$. I purchased those Assets instead, and I alternate, since summer is around the corner and I don't think I can wear it with my summer dresses. :-)
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Fajate?? Where do you find these? Thanks.
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I ordered mines through this website, follow the size guidelines. It took 2 people and over 20 minutes to get it on,but trust you'll see the difference


http://www.misfajas.com/girdles.php
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Let me clarify after the 1st time I had it on I was able to put it on on my own.

It was big after the 1st month
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Thanks for the clarification. I was thinking...uumm I don't think I want something like that if I can't put it on! When you say it was big after 1st month, was it too big then?
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