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Postpartum girdles – Do they work?

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Postpartum girdles – Do they work?

If you’ve had a cesarean section, using a girdle or compression bandage isn’t medically necessary but it may offer an added sense of security. If a girdle or bandage makes you feel more protected and secure, it won’t hurt, even though it won’t necessarily help you lose weight or firm up.

I’m not sure if it worked for me like that, but after losing 10 pounds in a few hours, it helped give support for my abdomen. I hated the heavy and empty feeling of my stomach hanging there, my muscles too weak to hold it up, yuck. I wore it for as long as it made me feel comfortable, while easing into an exercise program, (gaining muscle strength by doing light leg lifts and sit ups- very, VERY carefully)

The Sculptures Everyday Wear garments designed to slim and tone, controlled my post-baby jiggle.  Sculptures Shapewear with comfortable invisible control gives you the look of a flattened stomach, slimmer thighs, and curvier curves.  You look better which makes you feel better!  The supportive control seems to improve posture and attitude, use this as motivation to develop a healthier lifestyle with good eating and exercise….and make every day Mother’s Day!!!

 

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.

Office Party? Holiday Dinner Plans? Open House? –Get ready for the Holiday Season and feel confident that you’re looking your best!

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So you’ve found the perfect little party dress…now comes the hard part.  What do you wear underneath?  Panty lines, bra bulge, your own signature lumps and bumps stand between “stunning” and the OMG Instagram photo that got posted.

Ever wonder why some women (regardless of body-type) always look so “put-together”? It’s shapewear.  Often subtle, but the right shapewear, Sculpture’s Everyday Shapewear , can make a BIG difference. Sculpture’s Everyday Shapewear is not so much about looking thinner, as it is about comfortable shapewear with invisible control.

Under shorter hemlines the Everyday Bodysuit pulls it all together.  The open bust design allows you to wear your favorite bra, while slimming from the bra line to bottom.  Ttroublesome “bra fat” areas and panty lines are all diminished with the  Everyday Bodysuit…so their eyes are on assets only. ew-75

Wear those swoon-worthy thigh high boots, the Everyday Thigh Shaper has got you covered.   EW-710 targets inner and outer thigh “saddle bags” while creating a smooth line from above the waist to mid-thigh.ew-710everydaywear

Cut a curvy silhouette with the Everyday Wear High Waisted Brief: full coverage panty that creates a sleek, smooth line while providing firm control to both the tummy and the backside.highwaistew

Accentuate that cinched waist, Sculptures Everyday Wear Above the Knee BodySuit works great with dresses, pants, and every outfit in your wardrobe. The crossover cotton “vanishing crotch” allows for convenient, continuous wear throughout the day. Plus-size available.EW-750 color

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.

 

Fabric:

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. 

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