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Stage 2 Male Compression Shirt

SC-175 CDI Stage 2 Male Compression Shirt

Ideal for use during the extended recovery period following gynocomastia and liposuction of the upper body. Made from our exclusive SuperSilky fabric, the CDI SC-175 offers maximum compression to the chest, upper back and flanks and upper and lower abdomen. A tapered design provides a contoured fit and allows this shirt to be worn under every day clothing, ultimately contributing to increased patient compliance and a comfortable recovery.

 

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.

Muffin Tops Belong On Muffins

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It’s the New Year, so time for a New You…and the obligatory quest to loose some pounds and that dreaded “muffin top”.  But can muffins be a healthy part of a new diet plan, based on a sound breakfast to start the day?  Rather than “the low fat muffin”  remake the home baked.  Most fat in muffins comes from plant oils, which is a  “good” fat—an unsaturated fat that is healthy for the heart. If you take out fat, what’s left? White flour and sugar—the perfect recipe for weight gain.  Instead of buying low fat muffins, modify your recipe…muffin top

1. Downsize the portions.

2. Go whole on the grains.

3. Incorporate fruits or nuts.

Go for the Muffin Makeover – maybe the Whole Wheat Banana Muffin!  In the meantime, give Sculptures everyday wear a try too….Does wonders for that other muffin top.

The Sculptures Everyday Wear garment is designed to slim and tone.  It hides little bulges, mainly the muffin top, the back, stomach and thighs and creates a smooth line.  If there is too much fat, the shapeware will move it somewhere else, so fit is key.

Designed to flatten the stomach and sculpt the torso, derriere, midriff and in some cases thighs – all is accomplished with no visible seams. Compression shapewear looks great under slim fitting dresses, skirts and tight shirts and yes, even form fitting pants.

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

What if Barbie had Real-Woman Proportions and Represented Everyday Wellness?

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“Normal Barbie” a reflection of a Healthy Lifestyle and Everyday Wellness

What if Fashion Dolls Were Made Using Standard Human Body Proportions?

Wouldn’t that be a better representation of beauty? Wouldn’t it support a healthy  body image for the  girls who play with them?

Here comes Lammily, the fashion doll with the tagline “Average Is Beautiful.”

Nickolay Lamm, a graphic designer  rendered a 3-D model of “Normal Barbie” using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s measurements of the average 19-year-old American woman. With the backing of 13,621 individuals he has been able to successfully fund this dream and Lammily will be available in November!

What a Healthy Change!

Check this out!  Be a part of history!  This proportional doll will now be available to consumers.

I’ll take real over plastic any day!  And a realistic body image is what every woman needs, not unreachable goals.  Positive thinking and a little support make being your best a pleasure!

Sculptures Compression Everyday Wear supports healthy change …

Get Ready for a Personal Transformation!  The Everyday Wear lifestyle 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 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.

What does Gravity have to do with Well Being?

PostureSince the body is top heavy, much broader on top than at the base, it is greatly affected by gravity.  The human body feels the effect of the earth’s gravitational field more than any other physical force.   As we grow older, we often “shrink” in height and slowly lose flexibility.  Our bones stay the same length and our muscles can still function, but the connective tissue, the glue, feels the effects of illness, injury, emotional stress and traumas – well as gravitational force.   For example, when someone sprains an ankle you protect it, placing your weight onto the other foot, shifting your posture. This results in changing the entire body’s relationship to the gravitational field, and the neuromuscular system is altered in the process.  When healing is complete things do not shift back as before – the structural integrity of the body has been slightly altered.  With all of life’s obstacles: injury, weight gain, pregnancy, carrying heavy objects the structural integrity of the body lengthening and opening the patterns in the connective tissue to “cope”. Alignment becomes sloppy, resulting in poor posture and pain. A refocus on proper posture adds height and relieves pain when all organs and skeletal structure start to return to their proper position.  Think string pulling up through the body and through the top of your head, puppet style…aligning the body once again. Fight gravity and improve posture:  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.Everyday1

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!

 

 

 

 

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 Post Baby Body

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Hooray for Baby Prince George! ….And Dad and Mom, and the real look that Kate has shared of her Post Baby Body!

Giving birth is the biggest gift of all and if a lump or bump, a few stretch marks, or some extended curves are the price to pay…than by all means, it’s a bargain!!  But new Moms deserve to feel well supported and pulled together.  Immediately after delivering — and up until six weeks postpartum —gentle compression on stretched abdominal muscles is comforting.   Her busy schedule, lack of sleep, and possible postpartum blues make “feeling yourself” a challenge for any new mother. everydaywearlargefeature (1)

New moms are getting some much-deserved help with comfy shapewear, like Sculptures Everyday Shapewear.  Designed to guide your body back to its pre-baby form, or to its next incarnation… Sculptures Everyday Shapewear keeps everything in place; while encouraging proper posture and supporting the lower back.

Related: Why Kate Middleton’s post-baby body matters

Size Calculator

We’ve all done it….You’ve lugged armfuls of dresses to the fitting room, only to find the size that fit you in the last store you were in, doesn’t even make it over your hips. Vanity sizing or not, finding the right size isn’t as easy as it seems.  History, fashion trend, pride, and yes, vanity have all played a part in this confusion. 

Finding the correct size effects appearance and morale as well as, product longevity.  When finding the correct post surgical compression wear, sizing may also affect your health.  Follow the easy steps below to calculate your size “starting point”.   Height and weight, as well as, dress size are all factors in determining the proper fit.

 

When taking these measurements, use a cloth tape measure, not a metal one. Make sure that, when you circle your chest, waist, or hips, the tape is level and neither too tight nor too loose. Also measure yourself on your bare skin, not over clothes. And this may sound silly, but don’t trust your memory — be sure to write the measurements down!   

Not sure about all this?  It may seem impossible to take them yourself and get an accurate read, so find someone you trust, swear them to secrecy, and start measuring.

  • Waist: Measure the circumference of your waist. Use the tape to circle your waist (sort of like a belt would) at   your natural waistline, which is located above your belly button and below your rib cage. (If you bend to the side, the crease that forms is your natural waistline.) Don’t suck in your stomach, or you’ll get a false measurement.

Tip:  Not really sure where your natural waist is …or went?   (It does change with age, etc..)  Dress in your underwear or a leotard, and tie a narrow ribbon or a piece of elastic around your waist, but not too tight. Move around a little bit until the elastic or ribbon finds your natural waistline. This may not be where you wear the waistband of your jeans or favorite pair of slacks.

Your recommended bra size is Don’t be alarmed if this size is different from what you are used to, most women are wearing the wrong size bra! Your recommended bra size is a great starting point to finding bras that will fit you perfectly. The best size for you may vary based on the bra brand, style or other factors.

  • Hips: Measure the circumference of your hips. Start at one hip and wrap the tape measure around your rear, around the other hip, and back to where you started. Make sure the tape is over the largest part of your buttocks, (usually approximately 7 inches below the natural waistline). Because making sure the tape is level in the back can be hard, do it in front of a mirror; or again get someone else to take your measurements.
  • Bicep Circumference: Measure the circumference of your arm. Wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your upper arm from front to back and around to the start point.
 

Wearing the right bra does wonders for your figure, makes you feel more confident and comfortable, and is best for your breast health.  Determining the correct size, again, has baffled us all.

  • Bra Band Size: With your bra on, measure firmly around your rib cage, directly underneath your breasts. The tape measure should be horizontal around your body and should not drop in the back. This is your underbust or band measurement. Example: 38″
  • Cup Size: Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around (under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front) to get the measurement. This is your cup size measurement. Example: 41″

Subtract the band size from the bust size. Example:41″-38″=3″  Use that number to get your cup sizeExample: 3″= C cup

2″ = B cup, 6″ = DDD cup
3″ = C cup 7″ = F cup
4″ = D cup 8″ = G cup
5″ = DD cup 9″ = H cup
  • Your bra size is your band size plus your cup size. Example: 38C

Knowing how to measure yourself correctly and getting the right size for your garment is the most crucial step of selecting a post surgical compression garment.

How a Garment should feel.

Working with your doctor, personal preference, and type of procedures your compression garment specialist will ensure your compression garment is the correct size and 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.

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