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What do you think is the most important thing to know about the garment?

  • 2 years ago

I have read over & over about the garment. Please post what you think are the most important things to keep in mind about the garment. It could be anything from what style to look for, how to wash it, how to take it on & off, how to know if it fits right, any other things you can think to add that you had to find out through trial & error.

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If you have color options, get the black one. I made the mistake of getting the nude, and it looks like a bloody mess thanks to staining from leakage. I've been handwashing it since you're supposed to wear just about all the time and the stains will not come out. Also- you do not need to zip up the waist all the way if you haven't had work done on your stomach. The most unpleasant part about wearing the garment is the squeeze on your stomach. I finally just cut the waist off the top of the garment (it zipped up almost to the top of my ribcage, but then you have to be careful not to pull the zipper up too high and off.
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Most important thing about the garment from a DR perspective: Is it comfortable? Second most important thing: Does it provide gentle compression? I like using spanx because most women have them handy. It's best to have a backup, especially for Cellulaze, because there's some annoying drainage for the first day or so. The formal medical garments are just so expensive (and plastic surgeons are expensive enough, haha.)
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I personally have 3 different brands and the Marena is way far the superior garment, I got the others for a "back up" and I would prefer to wash and wait for it to air dry then to wear any other of them for any length of time. I also bought a costly spanyx that I am still going to say the marena garment is way better!!!
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Totally agree!! I love my Marena and I can't live without it!
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where did you get the Marena? AND PLEEEEEEEEZE TELL ME WHICH ONE YOU BOUGHT? DID YOU TRY THE FAJA ALSO FROM MISFAJAS WEBSITE?
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MAY I ASK WHICH MARENA YOU HAVE? AND WHAT WEBSITE?
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I have the 2 Marena garments LGM-SZ, and the LGS, the shorter one was a summer necessity but not as comfortable as the calf length one. The first one the Dr provided, he only uses Marena garments. I got the additional one from the website. I never tried the FAJA, I did also try Contour MD, Clear Point medical. Marena all the way hands down is #1!!!
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wear the garment inside out so that the seams are not pressing against your skin on your thighs.
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Good suggestion janefl!

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I am 4 days post op and the garmet my doctor gave me looks just like the marena brand garment and I believe that is what it is. It is very comfortable and is easy to get on when I put the arnica cream/gel on first (as my doctor instructed to do twice per day.)

I will see her again on day 6 post op for my stitches out at which time she said I may go into a smaller size due to reduced swelling. I believe I will get a smaller one when I see her because the one I have is feeling slightly looser than my 1st post op day.
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I would recommend the Marena brand garments. I had TT & Lipo over a year ago and used a different brand but had Cellulaze done last week and doctor put me in a Marena garment stage 1 and it is MUCH more comfortable than my previous experience with other garment. I actually think I prefer it better than even the Spanx. Hope this helps as I know the garment is a pretty big hassle.
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