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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
One of the most common questions we get is, “What is the difference between a zippered and non-zippered compression garment?”
This is a great question and I’d like to explain the benefits for both styles and the appropriate time to use them.
“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.
Athletic bras are popular options among many patients after having a breast augmentation because they are made with soft fabrics and do not have underwires. Underwire bras are a big no-no after a breast augmentation because the breast tissue that sits on the wire can become permanently marked.
An athletic bra is nothing like a postsurgical bra.
Design Veronique Postsurgical Bras offer different levels of support and compression and are designed to address specific aesthetic or reconstructive breast procedures.
First and foremost, we recommend following the advice of your physician when choosing a postsurgical bra.
I had the most amazing customer call last week. She is courageously battling breast cancer. She had recently undergone a Mastectomy followed by a TRAM Flap (transverse rectus abdominus myocutaneous), a procedure that reconstructs a breast using muscle, fat, and ski
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.
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.
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.
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.