Compression garments play a significant role in the recovery from plastic surgery. It is important for surgeons to choose garments for their patients that minimize discomfort and will support the rebuilding of tissue after aesthetic or reconstructive treatment. PSP is pleased to present a variety of garments that are useful for a wide range of applications.

Frank Stubbs

Frank Stubbs introduces an adjustable arm-compression garment that promotes healing after brachioplasty surgery. The garment allows the plastic surgeon to adjust the compression levels on the upper part of the arm that features a strip of hook material sewn on the upper part of the sleeves, and is made of white Soft-Flex Spandex with a suede-like inside that provides uniform compression. The front of the garment has two adjustable contact closure straps for ease of application and proper fit. The latex-free, form-fitting garment can be worn under clothing and is available in sizes S to XXXL.

For additional information, contact Frank Stubbs Co, 2100-B Eastman Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030; (800) 223-1713;

HK Surgical

HK Surgical offers two garments that may be worn after tumescent surgical procedures. The Maximum Com­pression garment, made with a lightweight supportive powernet fabric, features felt-covered hook- and eye-zippered sides for ease of application. The Optimum Com­pression garment is made with Lycra. Both garments incorporate moisture control to keep the patient dry and comfortable and they are machine washable.

For more information, contact HK Surgical, 1271 Puerta del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673; (800) 909-0060;

MD Resource

Designed by a collaboration of physicians, nurses, and engineers, MD Resource Signature garments, which are made from high-quality Lycra fabric, provide uniform circumferential compression while maximizing comfort and mobility. Signature garments incorporate flat-fell seams and convenient openings. Neutral and black color options ensure that the garments will be discreetly disguised and will not show through clothing.

For additional information, contact MD Resource Corp, 23392 Connecticut St, Hayward, CA 94545; (800) 633-8423;

Shippert Medical

Shippert Medical Technolo­gies carries a full line of compression garments, including a Ruben­esque line for full figures. All of the garments are washable, latex-free, and available with or without zippers. Most garments are available in black, white, or champagne, and come in sizes XS to XXXL sizes. The Modesty Photo Panty, also available from Shippert Medical, is worn during presurgery photos. The latex-free, disposable panty has a cotton crotch and a polyester filament. It is available as one-size-fits-all and comes in a pack of 12.

For additional information, contact Shippert Medical Technologies Corp, 6248 S Troy Circle, Unit A, Centennial, CO 80111; (800) 888-8663;

Medical Z Corp

Medical Z Corp offers postsurgical liposuction garments in CoolMax by DuPont. This high-tech, innovative fabric not only gives the compression needed, but also provides unsurpassed comfort without zippers. A complete line of garments, including a men’s line, an accessory line, and specialty cut-scar-management gels, is also available. Liposuction garments are available in black or white and in sizes XS to XXL.

For more information, contact Medi­­cal Z Corp, 6800 Alamo Downs Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78238; (800) 368-7478;

Lipo in a Box

Phase2wear™ by Lipo In a Box is Stage 2 compression wear that is completely seamless or has minimal seams. It is available in brief, mid­thigh, capri, high-waist, and bodysuit lengths with or without underwires. There are many styles to choose from, depending on the pa­tient’s specific procedure and needs, in sizes XS to 2X and in nude or black.

For additional information, contact Connie Elder International LLC, PO Box 290219, Nashville, TN 37229-0219; (866) 547-6269;

Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers

A full-body compression garment for men is available from Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers. Made from the same fabric as other garments offered by the company, the garment provides support after liposuction of the entire male torso and upper- thigh areas.

For more information, contact Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers Inc, 1316 Rock­bridge Rd, Suite J, Stone Mountain, GA 30087; (800) 525-7752;

Medico International

Medico International offers Cool Jaw, a line of postsurgical cold-therapy gel packs and holders that are ideal for facial and oral surgeries. These soft, machine-washable cloth holders have two pockets to hold reusable gel packs and an adjustable Velcro closure at the top of the head. Their convenient, patented design provides cool relief and compresses the affected area. Each cloth holder comes individually packaged with instructions and four gel packs. The wraps may be customized with any office logo.

For additional information, contact Medico Inter­national, PO Box 3092, Palmer, PA 18043; (877) 411-7009;

The Marena Group

Comfortwear compression gar­ments by the Marena Group are made with F5-certified compression material, which provides power stretch in all directions, softness, durability, and protection against unwanted moisture and germs. Marena Comfort­wear inhibits the growth of bacteria, microbes, mold, and mildew. It helps heal and reduce swelling after aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, and after dermatological and orthopedic procedures.

Marena also offers low-waist girdles for surgical procedures of the hips, thighs, and buttocks; breast and body wraps; and sports garments.

For additional information, contact The Marena Group Inc, 650 Progress Industrial Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043; (678) 990-1949;


Garments by NouVelle are made from fabrics manufactured in the United States. Special features include a zipper closure and adjustable shoulder straps. NouVelle offers a variety of designs for any procedure, and custom sizing is available on most garments.

For additional information, contact Nou­Velle Inc, 552 Central Dr, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23454; (866) 578-4733.

Clearpoint Medical

The postoperative compression bra by Clearpoint Medical features 85% Lycra and 15% spandex fabric. Outside cup seams facilitate healing at the surgical site. The bra features extrawide fabric fastener adjustable straps, a hook-and-eye front closure, a 40-mm midriff band, and a stretch design to fit B, C, and D cup sizes. It is available in sizes 32 to 46 in white; and in sizes 34 to 38 in black and beige.

For additional information, contact Clearpoint Medical, 1320 Route 9, Champlain, NY 12919; (866) 694-7799, ext 221;


AART’s compression garments are manufactured from durable materials, and their seams are constructed to minimize patient discomfort. In addition to compression garments, AART offers lingerie for the plastic surgery healing phase and a large selection of scar-management products and im­plants.

For more information, contact AART Inc, 3545 Airway Dr, Suite 106, Reno, NV 89511; (866) 853-6800;

Contemporary Design

Expander-Sizer™, by Contem­p­orary Design Inc (CDI), solves the problem of achieving a proper girdle fit. The Expander-Sizer is 11¼2 inches wide and comes in a variety of lengths to accompany CDI’s compression girdles. It connects to the left and right sides of CDI’s girdle to give complete flexibility. All CDI’s girdles are de­signed to be used with the Expander-Sizer.

For more information, contact Con­tem­p­orary De­sign Inc, PO Box 3637, Palmer, PA 18043; (800) 330-6300;