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Your Top 5 Post-Surgical Questions Answered!

Your Top 5 Post-Surgical Questions Answered!

Taking proper care of your surgical area following cosmetic surgery is essential for optimal healing, and understandably, this process can prompt a plethora of questions. It’s normal to seek clarity and reassurance as you embark on the recovery journey after your procedure. To assist you in navigating through the post-operative phase, we have identified and answered the top 5 most common questions related to post-surgery shapewear care.

1. How to Choose Post-Surgical Faja / Shapewear?

Choosing the right post-surgical faja during recovery can be challenging. For procedures like liposuction or tummy tucks, medium to high compression fajas with adjustable settings are key. Initially, a medium compression faja, like the Delie Fajas Knee Length Full Body Shapewear, helps minimize swelling comfortably. As healing progresses, adjustable Powernet fajas, such as the Fajas M & D Full Bodysuit Body Shaper / Powernet is recommended. For BBL surgery, fajas with ample bottom space are vital for supporting a natural butt lift. Our fajas, made from cooling and soft nylon, prevent marks and support recovery, with MariaE Fajas Colombianas Butt-Lifter Shapewear being a top choice for post-operative care.

Fajas M & D Full Bodysuit Body Shaper / Powernet

This women's mid-thigh girdle shaper is perfect for everyday wear and post-surgery recovery, offering comfort, safety, and stylish design. It seamlessly complements any outfit and is an excellent addition to your customers' wardrobe, especially after a medical procedure.

Fajas M & D Full Bodysuit Body Shaper / Powernet

2. What are the Stages of Post Operative Recovery Garments?

Post-operative recovery garments are essential for healing after cosmetic surgery. Initially, patients wear high-compression garments for 1-2 weeks to reduce swelling and support the draining process. As the immediate recovery phase ends, a medium-compression garment is recommended for 2-8 weeks to aid lymphatic function and decrease swelling. Beyond the initial recovery, lighter compression wear or shapewear is used for ongoing support and to maintain surgical results. This third stage, starting after 8 weeks, focuses on comfort and aesthetics, helping to smooth and shape the body as it continues to heal. Consultation with a physician is crucial before starting or transitioning between stages of compression wear.

post surgical stages

Delie Fajas Knee Length Full Body Shapewear

This shapewear assists in the post-operative healing and skin-muscle adherence process when used consistently. It comes with a built-in bra featuring generous coverage cups for optimal support, and the three clasping levels ensure a snug fit. Its cocoa hue ensures it blends seamlessly with outer clothing, making it nearly undetectable.

Delie Fajas Knee Shapewear With Bra

3. How to Choose The Right Plastic Surgeon?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is a personalized and critical decision. It's essential to select a surgeon that fits your needs, even if they come highly recommended by others. Key factors include verifying the surgeon’s board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, assessing their artistic style to ensure it aligns with your aesthetic goals, and reviewing their patient gallery and testimonials. Facility accreditation is also crucial for safety and quality assurance. Personal rapport and clear communication with the surgeon are vital for a positive experience. An honest surgeon will provide realistic advice and a tailored approach to your procedure and recovery. Ultimately, selecting a board-certified, experienced surgeon with whom you feel comfortable is crucial for a successful outcome in plastic surgery.

MariaE Fajas Colombianas Butt-Lifter Shapewear

This mid-thigh shaper girdle for women is ideal for both regular use and post-operative recovery, providing ease, security, and a fashionable look. It integrates flawlessly with any ensemble and serves as a superb enhancement to your customers' attire, particularly following surgical treatment.

MariaE Fajas Colombianas Butt-Lifter Shapewear

4. What are different types of Procedures?

Cosmetic procedures offer various options for individuals looking to enhance or alter their physical appearance.

Liposuction, commonly referred to as Lipo, is a widely recognized cosmetic procedure aimed at removing unwanted fat from targeted areas of the body, thereby enhancing the overall body contour. This surgical technique is especially beneficial for those who struggle with fat deposits that do not respond to diet and exercise. By targeting specific areas like the abdomen, thighs, and arms, liposuction can sculpt a more desired and streamlined shape. The procedure not only helps achieve a more aesthetically pleasing figure but also boosts confidence by assisting patients in reaching their body image goals.

Our Recommendation - Equilibrium Post Op Compression Garment


A Tummy Tuck, technically known as Abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to tighten and reshape the abdominal area, achieving a flatter and more toned appearance. This operation is particularly helpful for individuals who have experienced significant weight changes or pregnancy, which often leave the abdominal muscles weakened and the skin stretched. By removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall, a tummy tuck not only enhances the physical appearance but also can improve posture and alleviate some types of back pain associated with weak abdominal muscles.

Our Recommendation - MariaE Fajas Tummy Tuck Bodysuit Shaper


The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the appearance of the buttocks by transferring fat from other parts of the body. This procedure not only provides a fuller and more rounded look to the buttocks but also involves contouring the areas from which fat is harvested, such as the abdomen or thighs, enhancing overall body shape. The BBL is favored for its dual benefit of removing unwanted fat from problem areas while augmenting the buttocks, resulting in a more pronounced and aesthetically pleasing silhouette.

Our Recommendation - Caromed Sculptures Brazilian Above The Knee Body Shaper

Breast Enhancement encompasses a variety of surgical procedures such as augmentation, lift, and reduction, which are designed to alter the size and shape of the breasts according to an individual's aesthetic preferences. Augmentation involves using implants or fat transfer to increase breast size, while a lift addresses sagging by reshaping and raising the breast tissue. Reduction reduces the size of the breasts to alleviate discomfort and achieve a more proportionate appearance.

Our Recommendation -
 Clearpoint Medical Adjustable Comfort Bra

Each of these procedures addresses different aesthetic concerns, allowing for personalized cosmetic enhancement.

5. What you need to know before Cosmetic Surgery?

Prior to cosmetic surgery, it's crucial to conduct thorough research and have realistic expectations about the outcomes and potential risks involved. Selecting a certified and experienced medical practitioner is essential, and understanding the specifics of the procedure, recovery time, and care requirements is equally important. Financial considerations are also a significant factor, as cosmetic surgeries often aren't covered by insurance. A thoughtful period of consideration, or a 'cooling off' period after consultations, is advisable to ensure you're making a well-informed decision.


In conclusion, making informed choices is key in the journey of cosmetic surgery and recovery. Selecting the right post-surgical faja or shapewear, understanding the stages of recovery garments, and choosing a qualified plastic surgeon are crucial steps. Familiarizing yourself with the types of procedures available and knowing what to consider before undergoing cosmetic surgery can greatly enhance your experience and outcomes. These decisions are personal and significant, impacting both the success of the procedure and the quality of the recovery.

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About The Author - Tamara Maric

Tamara Maric - Senior Content Manager at ShapewearUSAI’ve been covering the shapewear industry for 6 years. I try to cover fashion trends because, ultimately, that’s what shapewear is all about – we want to look great in what we’re wearing. My philosophy on fashion goes beyond the aesthetic...

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