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Caring for your Compression Wear

 

Hand wash your Compression Wear

Hand wash your Compression Wear

CDI Compression Wear is constructed with technical fabrics designed to feel good while aiding in recovery and offering support and shaping.  Be sure to follow the care instructions to ensure you get the most from your purchase.

What is the best way to launder my CDI Compression Wear?
The least damaging way to care for your Compression wear is to hand wash. We recommend that you hand wash your compression garment in lukewarm water with a mild detergent, and then air dry. Please do not dry your garment in a gas or electric dryer, for it may ruin the garment. Drip dry, do not wring out. Delicate or synthetic fabrics tend to dry quite quickly.  To remove bloodstains, simply soak your garment in a basin of cool water mixed with a ¼ cup of peroxide.

Can I machine wash?

NO!  CDI recommend that you hand wash to extend the life of your garment to avoid damage such as straps becoming tangled by the agitator.

Can my Compression Wear be tumble dried?


Tumble drying is never recommended. Even a low heat setting damages the stretch properties of your garment and dramatically reduces the lifespan.

Wait – Is This Inside Out??? What’s So Special About Surgical Compression Wear Anyway!?!

Compression Wear is designed for Postoperative needs

Compression Wear is designed for Postoperative needs: –with outside seams,
exterior labels, and hook & eye beneath zippers for easy application

Why are compression garments important to the success of my surgery?

These garments are designed to protect what is inside!

-No scratchy tags inside to irritate the already sensitive skin.

-No indents visible on the skin from the impression of an inside seam.

-No undue stress to the incision site while zipping into the garment.

Wearing a high quality post-op compression garment can help you during the recovery process in the following ways: To provide uniform radial compression and support to aid recovery. Wearing a compression garment designed for your particular procedure will minimize bruising and swelling (edema), increase blood circulation in the affected area and aid in flushing fluids and toxins at the incision site. The compression from the garment will hold skin firmly in place, aiding in proper skin retraction and intended body contouring. In addition, outside seams on the garment, will prevent the garment seams from leaving indentations on the skin. Improve your comfort during healing process- A proper fit and lightweight, breathable material will make you more comfortable when wearing the garment for extended periods of time …this aids compliance and speeds recovery.

Why can’t I wear active wear, traditional foundations or shapewear?

It is essential that the compression garment worn during the recovery period provides uniform radial compression, something that is not found in a standard girdle or shaper. Shapers, tights, girdles and jog bras also do not have inside flat seams, tags on the outside of the garment – away from the skin, an open crotch, and are not intended for around the clock, 24-hour use. You need a garment that is non m-marking, specifically designed to compress the skin for surgical purposes and that is comfortable for the length of your recovery. Your compression garment acts as your “second skin.”

Historic Moments in the Development of Shapewear

OldDesignShop_FrenchCorset1895-220x300Segregating the classes – Corsets (with boning made of whale bone, horn, or metal) elongated the torso, trimmed the silhouette, and improved the posture of regal 16th century aristocrats.

With revolution in the air during the late 18th century, royals set aside their corsets and panniers (false hips up to six feet wide!  The goal – to reconnect with the peasants in their simple attire.

1828 saw the invention of the metal eyelet, enabling corsets to be laced even tighter, again the wisp waste was in fashion.  Unfortunately the corset’s constriction of the torso brought on ailments ranging from shortness of breath to liver damage and tuberculosis.

The Edwardian Gibson Girls of the early 1900s favored the “health corset”.  Designed to avoid constriction of the lungs, the garment drew a nipped waist but threw the spin forward, into an unnatural S- shape with a memorable behind.

The roaring 20’s slim silhouette and shorter hemline introduced a bust to thigh pull on girdle made of rubber or elastic.

Dior ushered in “The New Look” (my favorite!) in 1947. A strapless garment with paneled construction and garters was a must to creating the wasp-wasted image popular through the next decade.

The 1960s brought panty hose, freedom, and the women’s revolution.

1998 Sara Blakely and SPANX introduced shapewear as smooth as a second skin.

Today stretch rules!  Shapewear that pinches, pokes, and digs into the skin are all in the past; thanks to BodyScan technology and 21st century fabrics and construction.

Return to Wellness Following a C-Section

Returning to Wellness Following a C-Section can be enhanced by the use of a Postpartum Girdle.

Returning to Wellness Following a C-Section can be enhanced by the use of a Postpartum Girdle.

It’s been quite some time since I was in the position to try and improve my body after a C-Section.   With weight gain that was more than a few pounds, I must say finding my pre-baby-body was neither easy nor quick.  I did accomplish the task, well before my daughter reached middle school, but a far cry from the speedy return to perfection today’s celebrities seem to manage.

Returning to Wellness Following a C-Section can be enhanced by the use of a Postpartum Girdle.  Gwen Stefani and Angelina Jolie have both previously admitted to using a Postpartum Girdle.   It won’t cause amazing weight lose, but it does support, and boost confidence.   The compression from a girdle following a c-section offers similar benefits that compression wear offers patients following a tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty.

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SG-802 Epi-Derm Silicone Gel C-Strip – available at http://www.contemporarydesigninc.com

Following a cesarean section, using a girdle or compression bandage isn’t medically necessary but it may offer support, and the feeling of firm muscle control, while you gain strength in your abdomen. If a girdle or bandage makes you feel better, more protected, and secure – then do it,   It won’t hurt to use one, even though it won’t necessarily help you lose weight or firm up.

Another modern miracle brought to us as a post-op recovery aid is Contemporary Design Inc’s SG-802: The Epi-Derm Silicone Gel C-Strip.  These Silicone strips designed for C-section (cesarean) and hysterectomy treatment site are gel strips for scars – shaped to match your incision configuration.

How Does it Work?

Scars need an ideal healing environment, meaning the appropriate balance of moisture and maximum exposure to oxygen. Epi-derm® silicone gel sheets for scars are fully-encapsulating. This means the silicone strips completely cover the scar treatment site, making Epi-derm® an ideal treatment for scars. Although the entire site is covered, Epi-derm® is  gas-permeable, allowing oxygen to enter while maintaining proper moisture levels — the ideal environment for healing scars.  Silicone sheets are tacky on the back and easy to apply. Epi-derm® silicone gel sheeting is the most effective, proven method of scar management available today.

Your skin needs extra care when recovering from surgical procedures. Often, excessive scarring may be prevented by using a Postpartum Girdle in conjunction with silicone sheeting to assist in flattening of scars. The Postpartum garment can be worn up to 24 hours each day.  A perfect plan for C-Section Recovery!

Miss Bum Bum is Back – Now It’s Your Turn

Miss Bum Bum 2014

Miss Bum Bum 2014

Follow the excitement of the 2014 Miss Bum Bum competition, lots of great pictures at  http://fotografia.folha.uol.com.br/galerias/27797-miss-bumbum-2014#foto-427342.

Better yet make your own better bum.  The rise in the number of Buttock Augmentations being performed worldwide reflects the increased popularity of a curvaceous figure and full buttock.  In addition to Buttock implants, Natural Fat Transfer is an all natural enhancement technique, utilizing fat gained from liposuction which is then redistributed to the buttock.  The right compression garment post surgery is key to getting the look you want.

Contemporary Design Introduces the SC-320 Brazilian High Back Above-the-Knee Girdle.

CDI SC-320 Brazilian High Back Girdle helps You be Miss Bum Bum

CDI SC-320 Brazilian High Back Girdle helps You be Miss Bum Bum

 

Ideal for immediate use following Buttocks Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, Fat Grafting, Natural Fat Transfer, Body Sculpting and Liposuction.  Designed with BodyScan technology, ensures a fully contoured fit.  Supportive non-compressive cotton gluteal insets insure no buttocks compression or collapse of the implantation area.  Reinforced panels supply full compression to the surrounding areas and total butt lift support.  Includes removable liposuction foam inserts.

 

Features:

Full body support from the top of the back, down the buttock and thigh area, and up through the mid-section while lifting under the buttocks.

Removable liposuction foam pad inserts at small of back for compressing contour around the hips, to nip the waist and define the buttocks.

Open bust design.SC-320front

 

High back addresses troublesome “bra fat” areas and flanks.

 

Hook and eye shoulder straps adjust for a custom fit. SC-320shoulder                                                 Open crotch design

Features hook & eye center closure for easy application and adjustability.

Features our breathable Sateen fabric that is antimicrobial, self-wicking and the ultimate in comfort and control for an even, contoured fit.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Black Only.

 

What gets in your way of making Healthy Changes?

  1. Feeling bad about me and my self image kills my motivation.
  2. I feel I’ve lost control and I’m uncomfortable in my own skin.  I don’t know where to start.
  1. Waiting to see results makes sticking to a healthy plan for change almost impossible.
  1. Until you succeed – you’re stuck, settling for a body that makes you unhappy
  2. Not feeling attractive because of your extra weight makes going to the gym intimidating.
  3. I can’t afford Expensive Fitness equipment that I may never use.
  4. I’m sick of pricey dietary supplements and “fad” diets.

 … Your everyday problems are about to be solved

Sculptures Compression Everyday Wear  is a procedure free, non surgical way to sculpt your body and feel in control. Sculptures introduce shapewear that works!

Sculptures  Shapewear with comfortable invisible control flattens the stomach, slims your thighs, and make your curves curvier.  You look better and feel better!  The supportive control improves posture and attitude, use this as motivation to develop a healthier lifestyle with good eating and exercise habits.

Sculptures Everday Wear

Sculptures Everday Wear…Shapewear that Works!

 

 

 

 

Mannequin Make-over………..Venezuelan Mannequins Reflect National “Normal”

Eliezer Álvarez’s  mannequin factory in Valencia, Venezuela, where the voluptuous models are the standard

Eliezer Álvarez’s mannequin factory in Valencia, Venezuela, where the voluptuous models are the standard

Venezuela is known for its oil and its beautiful women.  Fueled by Venezuela beauty queens being crowned Miss Universe three times in the late 1970’s and 80’s, the country is obsessed with women’s beauty and inflated proportions.  A culture of increasingly enhanced physiques, cosmetic surgery is common practice through out Venezuela.  Breast augmentation, Butt Enhancements, and Liposuction have all contributed to the Venezuelan National “Normal”.  Yet store fronts and window displays have always used a more traditional mannequin silhouette to display clothing. That was until Eliezer Álvarez’s made voluptuous models the standard in his mannequin factory in Valencia, Venezuela.  Now his best seller,the augmented forms can be found in store presentations through out the country echoing the Venezuelan physique.

Enhancing your female form?  Cosmetic surgery can allow you to sculpt a body that reflects your desires.  The breasts, abdominals, thighs, hips, buttocks, flanks and upper back can all be enhanced by today’s modern procedures.  Designed to address the specific aesthetic or reconstructive procedure, each Contemporary Design Compression Garment is an integral element in the surgical process. To ensure the results of your procedure, each garment is designed to hold skin firmly in place, aiding in proper skin retraction and intended body contouring.  Wearing a compression garment designed for your particular procedure will minimize bruising and swelling, increase blood circulation and aid in flushing fluids and toxins at the incision site.

CDI Above the Knee Body Shaper

Post surgery, the use of a supportive compression garment is an integral element in the healing process.

 

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