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Many women are concerned with how to eliminate the after pregnancy “pooch.” Diet and exercise are obvious, but what else? Many companies are coming out with postpartum compression garments and belly binding wraps that claim they will give you a flat belly after giving birth. In our 23 years of designing and manufacturing FDA approved postoperative compression garments, we have seen many competitors re-label their products
While it’s most important to follow your doctor’s recommendations, most doctors recommend wearing the garment for 3 to 6 weeks, many patients, myself included, feel it necessary to wear the garment even longer, sometimes up to 6 months or a year. That’s because the garment gives you a great sense of security and feeling of “held-togetherness” that makes recovery much easier.
Many patients wonder why they should use pre-operative measurements to select a garment when they will be smaller after their procedure. The transformation following an aesthetic procedure is a process, which may take several weeks or months. Although smaller after your procedure, your body may be the same size as your pre-operative shape for a few weeks due to postoperative swelling. I know that doesn’t sound fun, but it’s true and something you need to be prepared for.
Regular bras can lack proper support for a pregnant woman.
I’ve had two c-sections and don’t know how I would have survived the first couple weeks without my binder! I agree the binders can be bulky and that’s the last thing you want to show off. It’s time for a postpartum support garment that is easy to conceal under any outfit whether you're wearing sweats, jeans, or a dress!
The most common question about postsurgical bras is how to pick the right size if your cup size will be larger (augmentation) or smaller (reduction).