I had a DIEP Flap reconstruction. I started using this girdle on my 3rd healing week. The girdle is very supportive around the abdomen and has a fitted feel around the thighs and butt; however, the front hook & eye closure can start to bother the bellybutton after wearing for a bit and the hook & eye closure keeps coming undone nearest the crotch, which causes discomfort and irritation. When I first tried to wear the girdle, the crotch kept pressing on ***** bone. I tried the 2nd hook & eye placement instead of the 1st, but that didn't help either. Now for the straps. The idea is great as I feel it helps keep the girdle from falling, but the side of the girdle with straps, cause pain to my chest. Maybe it is designed for smaller chests, but I cannot wear it because of that. The opencrotch is heaven sent! Surprisingly no concerns there! To my disappointment and several hundred $$, NO RETURNS after wearing or even trying on. How was I suppose to know if this girdle fits? And if you return any unworn girdle, you'll lose 10%. I've called and sent an email to return and exchange my second pair but have received no response since September 22 @ noon. I own 2 of the high waist girdle bikini length and those are wonderul with the exception of the hook & eye crotch closure. That is a headache to deal with in public restrooms! The leg holes are a little too snug. Caused one of my drain holes to blister and scab. I have to wear a big bandaide to wear, but it is a great fit and support on the abdomen! The sides with hook & eye closure and zipper are awesome. No falling girdle and no bellybutton irritation.
I originally received this from my surgeon and it was perfectly fine so I ordered another when it was time to size down and it has runs in it and rips. I'm very disappointed.
Excellent- this is my absolute favorite and would love to get same product that cuts below knee or mid calf.
Perfect compression and makes you feel secure after surgery. Especially around the abdominal area.
So far I have only worn it once since I received it. It was surprisingly comfortable. A little toasty for the summer though. The thighs need to be a bit tighter: they fit kinda loose in the inner thigh.