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What are Garment Stages?

            To maximize your comfort and create the ideal healing conditions, different garments are worn throughout the healing process. Image4You offers Marena Comfortwear with our soft and comfortable revolutionary F7 stretch fabric that is like a second skin with moisture management and antimicrobial protection. Stage 1 garments are worn up to 3 weeks post-op. They have hook-and-eye detail and or zipper closures for maximum control. Stage 2 garments pull on without zippers and are worn 3-8 weeks post-op. They provide all-day comfort under your clothing as foundation wear to improve skin tone and fight cellulite. Stage 3 garments are worn 8+ weeks post-op and continue to shape the body in stylish shapewear and activewear.


        We recommend purchasing 2 garments for each stage, one in black and one in beige, so when one is in the wash, the other garment is available.

      
         Benefits of compression:                            
  • Significantly reducing Edema by compressing and flushing potentially harmful body fluids away from the skin.


  • Minimising bruising by compression on small blood vessels and capillaries.


  • Reducing the possible risk of infection as potentially harmful fluids are not allowed to accumulate.


  • Aiding general body contouring and skin retraction by firm compression of the skin during the healing process.


  • Improved comfort by compression provided support.
                                              
         
                       STAGE 1                                             STAGE 2                                     STAGE 3
                              up to 3 weeks                                        3-8 weeks                                      8 + weeks
                                   post-op                                              post-op                                          post-op

                            

                                                                                               
                                LGM Girdle                                  LGM2 Girdle                                        ME-500 capris

    
*The wear times are recommendations based on our experience with leading physicians and their teams. Times may vary based on physician preference.