After the first few days I was able to manage on my own with fastening. After 2 weeks, though, the hem around the leg started separating. I will buy another as I have 4 more weeks, and need to be able change daily without waiting for wash/dry. I like to hang dry so zipper doesn't curl.
Bought 2 of these for post op. I chose size according to size chart and my pre surgery size as no other instructions were noted. The garment was too small. There is no advice to take post surgery swelling into account when sizing. Especially in stage 1 garments. The company does not allow you to return or exchange sizes once you open package. Whether you try it on or not, if package is open it is not returnable. Thankfully I didn’t open the other package to see color. I returned the un opened package but at my cost! $16.00 to send back! At least give a pre paid label if you aren’t going to accept returns. I feel duped. Surgery not only puts a strain on you physically, but also mentally and emotionally. The company of Marena was a total let down. Purchased different garments from another company with better policies and customer service. Will not recommend
The strength and quality of the girdle is fantastic. However the location of the clasps and zipper on one side creates unwanted gathering and bulges. The side without the zipper is great.
The material of Marena products is the best. It’s a little long for me since I have a short torso but it is still comfortable. I am buying the zipperless products now that I am on a later stage of my recovery.
Totally enjoy this product. Feels good on me and too me. Compresses great.