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By Brian Test, 09/04/2009 - 16:25

Can a postpartum body support garment help reduce my Cesarean scar?

Today, Cesarean scars are far smaller and heal faster than what our mothers may have experienced.  A typical Cesarean incision is approximately 4-6” long and is placed horizontally across the bikini line.  Although, the resulting scar is usually very small and easily concealed, many women are concerned with how visible their Cesarean scar may be.
By Brian Test, 09/04/2009 - 16:04

Other than slimming down my post pregnancy belly, what are the other benefits I can expect from wearing a Design Veronique postpartum body support girdle?

During pregnancy and delivery women face extraordinary physiological changes.  If that’s not challenging enough, after delivering a child, we are instantly expected to look after a newborn baby around the clock - and more often than not, the rest of the family, too.
By Brian Test, 09/04/2009 - 10:17

Your Letters

I had a full TT (tummy tuck) with MR (muscle repair) on August 10, 2009.  Over the past 2 weeks I have had extreme swelling to the point where I did not want to leave my house and it was hard to even walk.  I ordered one of your compression garments on Wednesday and received it Thursday morning.  I brought it to the plastic surgeon's office with me for my visit and he gave me the green light to wear it. 
By Brian Test, 09/03/2009 - 16:25

Your Letters

Mariko, Thank you so much for listening to me ramble on for what seemed like hours about my garment disaster.  I can’t believe that I spent two days after surgery hobbling around from department stores to discount stores looking for a compression garment.  If I had only called Design Veronique before I had my lipo…I would have avoided the whole garment fiasco to begin with.
By Brian Test, 09/03/2009 - 16:10

Your Letters

Dear Mariko,  Thank you for taking the time to share your own pregnancy experiences with me and helping me find the right product to use after giving birth to my dear Malia. I love the garment you recommended for me.  It’s perfect!
By Brian Test, 09/01/2009 - 10:33

Debunking the Myths of Postpartum Compression and Shapewear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Richmond, California, September 1, 2009 – Compression apparel has exploded into the marketplace.  Its arrival has spurred debate and controversy by diverse groups.  Runners claim compression clothing makes them faster with less time needed for recovery.  Fashion enthusiasts tout compression products as the answer to dieting.  The latest group targeted by compression garment and shapewear manufacturers is new mothers.
By Brian Test, 08/27/2009 - 14:23

Bob Wants To Go Running…Comfortably

“Bob” was clearly uncomfortable when he called me last week.  I knew immediately what he was looking for but these conversations are always delicate – so I let him set the pace. “I, um, need something for under my t-shirt,” he stammered.  “I have a lot of discomfort when I’m trying to workout and my doctor recommended that I call you.” Bob’s discomfort was clearly more than physical.
By Brian Test, 08/18/2009 - 09:42

FDA Approved Body Support Products Offer Relief to Women Undergoing Postpartum Cesarean Recovery

Richmond, California, August 18, 2009 – Cesarean births have increased dramatically in the United States, and worldwide, over the past few years.  In the United States, the National Center for Health Statistics cites over 30% of all US births in 2006 were delivered by Cesarean Section.   While many debate the reasons for the increase in Cesarean delivery, very little has been done to address how women recover from the surgical procedure.
By Brian Test, 07/31/2009 - 13:43

Get Better Results: Choose The Right Product In The Right Size

I spoke to “Victoria” this week.  She had lost 120 pounds over the course of 7 years.  Wow, what an accomplishment! While she was thrilled with the weight loss, she couldn’t fully enjoy it because she was so displeased with the sagging excess skin left behind.  After consulting with several surgeons, she decided to undergo an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a liposuction procedure.
By Brian Test, 07/30/2009 - 16:30

The Hollywood Postpartum Flat Belly Solution: Two Belly Wraps?

I spoke with a woman last week who had a baby boy four weeks ago. She was very concerned that she couldn’t fit into any of her pre-pregnancy clothing yet. She joked about her obsession with reading Hollywood Celebrity magazines, particularly stories about celebrities who had just had a baby but looked runway ready.
By Brian Test, 07/23/2009 - 16:47

Postpartum Compression or Postpartum Support?

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
By Brian Test, 07/14/2009 - 21:46

How long should I wear a Medical Compression Garment?

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.
By Brian Test, 07/14/2009 - 21:36

How do I select my body garment size before my procedure?

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.
By Brian Test, 07/14/2009 - 12:17

MG81CS Cesarean Support

Made from lightweight PowerNet fabric, this garment incorporates a targeted PowerNet Panel System for gentle, accurate support to the Cesarean incision and the postpartum abdominal area. A single layer of PowerNet provides a solid structural layer to the back of the garment. The front panel is a double layer of PowerNet that is seamless at the incision site.