Archive for November, 2009
I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 165 pounds. Consequently, I needed a tummy tuck, breast lift, and arm lift. I’ve already had the tummy tuck. In two weeks I’m having the arm and breast lift.
When I asked my doctor about wearing a compression garment, he said to buy an athletic bra and that he will wrap my arms in ace bandages. I will have to wear the ace bandages for two weeks, but then he says I can wear a tight pair of gym socks on my arms.
Gym socks? Ace bandages? Do you have any suggestions for me?
Congratulations on your weight loss!
Ace bandages are routinely used after an arm lift, but they can be difficult to manage. The bandages need to be wrapped tightly to provide enough compression for healing. Compression disperses fluid from the surgical site and allows connective tissue to heal more quickly. Consistent and constant compression is ideal for optimal healing benefits. (more…)
I had SmartLipo™ and a breast lift. My doctor put me in two garments but I would prefer to use just one. Can you recommend a product and help me figure out what size to buy?
Congratulations on your surgery. I’m sure you are well on your way to looking and feeling fabulous!
I would love to help you find exactly the right garment for your needs.
We have several body garments that feature a bra with full body coverage. They are a great option because you only need to wear a single garment. The garments provide both compression, necessary for SmartLipo™ healing, and support, for the breast lift. (more…)
With gratitude and appreciation,
Women who give birth vaginally face an entirely different set of challenges than women who give birth by Cesarean Section. During pregnancy, labor, and birth, the symphysis pubis, where the right and left sides of the hips meet near the vaginal area, separates to varying degrees with the ultimate goal of passing a child from the uterus through the birth canal. Postpartum, some women can suffer a longer term, abnormal separation of the symphysis pubis resulting in pelvic girdle pain. (more…)