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The Role of POST-OPERATIVE COMPRESSION GARMENTS Selecting the Right Compression Garments

 Designed to address the specific aesthetic or reconstructive procedure each medical compression garment targets the incision site, adjacent area and depending on the procedure, possibly the area below the surgery. BodyScan technology Hook and eye closings underneath the zippers assist in applying the garment immediately after surgery. A cushioned zipper guard tape, positioned under the hook and eye closures eliminates pinching or scratching the skin.

Adjustable shoulder straps are necessary to accommodate the changes in fluid accumulation during the healing process.  This aids in positioning the garment properly, comfort and accurate compression.

Garments targeting the lower portion of the body, (without shoulder straps,) require a wide waistband to prevent rolling, bunching, or sliding…and insure a proper fit..CDI offers a waistband of 2”, 4” or 6”(ideal for tall patients).


A reinforced anatomically correct crotch is an essential part of compression wear design. Due to gravity’s pull; the accumulated fluids, post-op, flow downward.  Proper support to the pelvic bone is needed to reduce the possibility of edema in the genitals; hence the garment opening in the crotch area is relatively small.  A small, flexible plastic funnel positioned close to the perineum when urinating will prevent accidental splashing onto the garment. Tags are always located on the exterior of the garment for patient  comfort, reducing skin irritation.



Sculptures Compression Wear is made utilizing two anti-microbrial, self wicking, memory resilient fabrics. Open weave allows air flow, construction maintains integrity after being cut or pierced.

-accommodates holes made for drain and intravenous tubes.


Wash and wear / quick dry time spandex and nylon, light weight, breathable, moisture wicking 100% latex and rubber free…  No allergic reaction, no formaldehyde. Each garment is made to withstand stress over extended time, providing consistent and continuous compression. Fabric Memory ensures the garment returns to orig. shape after laundering.


CDI uses a specialized surging machine to create a flat stitch, eliminating tissue marking, itching and skin irritation.  This flat stitch is an extremely strong seam, undetectable under outer clothing.  The seam is the natural weak point in garment construction.  Our flat seam is durable and ensures that the garment will not be compromised due to stress, promising consistent compression needed for recovery. Note: A seam should never be located at an incision site to prevent undo pressure on the body resulting in severe discomfort.


How a Garment should feel.

Working with your doctor, personal preference, and type of procedures your compression garment specialist will ensure your compression garment will meet expectations.

Snug on the body, feeling like it is compressing the dermal layer into the muscle wall.

Although snug, the fit should be comfortable enough not to impede normal breathing or restrict the patient’s movement.  In addition, the patient’s body type can be accommodated.  A patient with a full thigh might find a garment with a longer leg more comfortable than a mid-thigh version.

Note:  athletic wear, shapewear yoga wear or lingerie will not offer the proper level of compression needed after a surgical procedure


Your doctor will determine the length of time a patient should wear a compression garment.  On average three weeks to three months is recommended.


Post surgery (for 3-4 weeks) the compression garment should be worn at all times, removing only to shower or bathe.  Because the body will quickly swell due to water entering the surgical area, it is recommended a second compression garment be replaced immediately after bathing and the original hand laundered and air dried. 

Is a “Mommy Makeover” right for me?

“We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own To Do list

-Michelle Obama

You want to be a good Mom, to have a Happy and Healthy Family.  You put others first and you haven’t focused on yourself in quite some time.  Child Birth and Breast Feeding have left loose skin and sagging breasts and your body misshapen. To take steps to pursue a fresh outlook and feel younger is not self-centered or vain. Because you are so important to your family, having a positive self image benefits not only you, but it can also improve your interactions with loved ones. You may be Mom, but never forget self.

Mommy Makeovers restore the body and remove stretch marks.  The procedure provides improved self esteem and more positive body image via Breast and Tummy Rejuvenation. Preformed simultaneously, under general anesthesia, the Mommy makeover is best performed after your child bearing years.  If you choose to have another child afterwards, some benefits of surgery may be lost.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

After childbirth, many women through diet and exercise are able to lose the redistributed “Baby weight” and regain their pre pregnancy bodies.  Others struggle with a post partum body which is not responding to exercise, stretched skin, or scarring and they want to do something about it.

The Mommy Makeover addresses those areas most often affected. The degree, and combination of procedures are specific to the individual and often performed at the same time. A combination of the following may be scheduled:


Breast reduction—excess skin is removed and breast tissue is sculpted into a smaller, more flattering shape.

Breast lift—excess skin is removed and nipples lifted; breasts appear fuller and more youthful.

Breast augmentation with or without a lift—breast implants (silicone or saline) are surgically inserted underneath your breast tissue and occasionally your bench press muscle.


Liposuction—removes excess fat on the abdomen. This is a good option for women with no excess skin and very few or no stretch marks.

Abdominoplasty–   removes excess skin and tightens weakened and stretched abdominal muscles.

It is not only the 20 to 39 year old woman who may consider this option,  Mothers of college age youngsters may find themselves with the time and money to do something special for themselves. The same cluster of physical issues that may have bothered them for years can be addressed.

Pros and Cons


Recovery Time- Since a mommy makeover combines a few different procedures at the same time, it allows you to recover from all the procedures at the same time.

Individuality-  Your mommy makeover is custom designed for you and your body, allowing you to choose the procedures that are best for you to accomplish your goals.

Better Skin– Your stretch marks and other skin conditions will be drastically reduced to provide you with the smooth, pre-pregnancy skin you want.

Improved Self-Image- The biggest benefit of a mommy makeover is the change it can produce in a woman’s life and in her opinion of herself.


Even with the multiple procedures involved with a Mommy Makeover surgery, serious risks are rare.

Statistics- Any surgery has risks and the death rate from liposuction is reported to be anywhere from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 50,000. Since EACH one of these operations has a set of complications, the complications POTENTIALLY encountered would depend on the EXACT set of operations you would be having.

Drugs, Herbs and Foods to avoid… before and after Surgery


Drugs and Herbs to avoid before plastic surgery.

Vitamin E (Tocopherol) – Stop taking vitamin E as far in advance of your surgery as possible.  It is a blood thinner and is often found in diet drinks, protein shakes, and energy bars. Soy products including tofu, processed foods, breakfast cereal, multivitamins, soaps, shampoos and lotions all may contain vitamin E.  Ask for a Bleed Test prior to surgery if you have taken supplements for many years.



Anticoagulants – Discuss with your Doctor before stopping.


Aspirin – If you accidently take an aspirin, even one, let your surgeon know

Guaifenesin – found in some cold medicines

MSG – found in Curried, Chinese, or Japanese foods,

Garlic, Onions, red peppers, ginger, soy products, purslane, muskmelon, cantaloupe, black tree fungus or Chinese mushrooms, and wakame seaweed.

Herbs and herbal teas that impede clotting, including evening primrose salix (willow,) bilberry and Sichuan lovage.

Hormones- speak to your doctor.  You do not need to stop taking birth control pills.


Nutritional suppliments including Omega-3, fish oil, vitamin E, multivitamins, antioxidants, garlic capules, evening primrose oil or GLA.

New Plastic Surgery Ask-a-Surgeon Service

ASAPS Introduces New Consumer Service

Get Your Questions Answered Online By Board Certified Plastic Surgeons
New York, NY (September 28, 2010) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is expanding its services to consumers through a new mechanism called Ask-a-Surgeon, a free online Question and Answer Forum. This new patient education service can be found by visiting
The new service allows consumers and plastic surgery patients to ask questions and quickly get answers from ASAPS members, all Board-certified Plastic Surgeons.

The Society’s Ask-a-Surgeon feature is easy to navigate. The latest questions are continuously updated and answered by Aesthetic Society members. Visitors to the site have an opportunity to ask as many questions as they wish concerning topics on cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures and beauty-related issues. The Ask-a-Surgeon archives contain almost 500 of the most popular and frequently asked questions, and are also conveniently categorized by procedure.

Besides being able to ask questions and browse the Ask-a-Surgeon archive, visitors can access videos of Society member-surgeons that are easy-to-follow, engaging, and informative -

Ask-a-Surgeon can be found on Twitter – and Facebook ( The Facebook page has direct access to Ask-a-Surgeon and Find-a-Surgeon functions to further serve consumers’ educational needs.
In addition, those who submit questions also have the opportunity to subscribe to the organization’s consumer e-newsletter Beautiful Choices providing up-to-date news, trends and tips concerning plastic surgery topics of interest.

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