Shape wear vs SRC SurgiHeal shorts
Shape wear has been an outstanding invention and like the humble corset of old it has transformed bodies for centuries. Shape wear has come a long way due to fabric technology. It has been designed to be worn as underwear and needs to be tight to work. Shape wear was created to flatten the stomach area and smooth out other areas that carry a little too much padding. It should be worn for short periods of time so that you can look your best when you want to wear something a little hugging. If it does not fit well it can accentuate those areas that we all like to go unnoticed.
SRC SurgiHeal shorts are MEDICAL grade compression- i.e. they are designed to provide the right amount of compression to promote tissue healing all the time allowing your muscles to be active. They high waist ones come up to the chest and the regular waist come to the belly button, they supports and draws together the ENTIRE abdominal wall.
They’re comfortable enough to wear ALL the time, they are designed to be worn day and night to provide the kind of compression that supports wound healing.
SRC SurgiHeal Shorts are a medically designed garment that must not be tight. SRC SurgiHeal Shorts provide the “sense” of where the body is by compressing the muscles/wounds around the trunk, back and pelvic girdle which creates a better connection with the brain. In this way it becomes easier to “feel” the muscles contract and this in turn facilitates more contractions which provide better support for the abdomen, lower back and pelvis- essential in for post-operative healing.
The most obvious effect of prolonged immobilization is loss of muscle strength and endurance. A muscle at complete rest loses 10% to 15% of its strength each week. Nearly half of normal strength is lost within 3 to 5 weeks of immobilization. (Canadian Family Physician VOL 39 June 1993). Usually post-surgery most will not be immobile but with the above statement in mind, and in order for your wounds and muscle to recover appropriately, a garment that is tight or restrictive may cause the muscles of your abdomen to become weaker if immobilized.
Our message to you is simple, do not deactivate your vital core muscles, allow them to remain active, to facilitate a better recovery post-surgery.