During surgery, tissue is cut. As with any wound, the body responds rapidly to protect and clean the affected area.
Blood, healing cells and natural chemicals migrate to the site. We experience this as swelling. If blood is trapped under the skin, bruising can also result.
This process is essential for healthy healing. However, excess swelling, bruising or fluid loss can cause pain and interfere with recovery.
That’s why post-surgical compression wear is recommended.
Specially designed compression garments press gently on the tissue to minimise swelling and bruising, diminish harmful effects, calm pain, and aid in incision repair.
By applying medical compression over an incision, a wound can be flattened and protected, preventing a lumpy, unattractive scar from forming.
In addition, our Marena garments are crafted from an anti-bacterial fabric that helps to prevent infection and keeps the garment (and you) fresher, for longer.
Stage 1 compression wear is recommended for approximately four weeks.
Designed for ease of post-surgical wear and comfort!
Our stage 1 compression wear can be worn immediately post-surgery.
Each piece is designed for ease of use, comfort and results. Because we believe no-one should have to fumble or hurt in order to recover well!
With ample hooks and eyes, and zip closures, each garment can be pulled into place, struggle-free.
Stage 1 body garments have been crafted for constant use. They possess an open or opening crotch to ensure easy bathroom access.
They are appropriate for wear during both wakefulness and sleep. They provide support that can lessen pain and encourage suitable movement.
Our Leonisa Double Take Open Bust Firm Compression Post-Surgical Body Shaper is the perfect example of stage one compression wear.
By providing medical grade compression, this garment improves blood circulation and minimises post-surgical swelling. It is breathable, comfy, and ideal for constant wear.
Following a breast procedure, a compression bra will likely be recommended. All surgical bras should fasten at the front to avoid unnecessary movement that could damage sutures and incision healing.
Want to know more? Our article, What post surgical bra should I buy?, will answer your questions.
Our Leonisa Contoured Posture Bra is an example of a stage one bra, with its adjustable front hooks and eyes, wide adjustable shoulder straps, and underwire-free design. It matches pretty with support, form with function.
Bodyment tip: While stage one offers the top level of compression, we have many clients who are not post-surgical and choose this style of bra simply because they adore the softness, support and comfort!
If you’ve been looking for a bra that rocks, check out our range here.