What makes C-Panty different from other compression underwear?
C-Panty uses patented medical grade compression and a 100% silicone panel to speed recovery after C-section. This all in one solution promotes comfort, minimizes scarring and may reduce the possible chance of infection.* Medical grade silicone, commonly used in burn and other post-surgical rehab, helps retain moisture in the incision area to decrease scarring.* Compression discourages swelling, assists in organizing collagen formation, and provides support to the area.* These techniques, often called scar management, also help to address the pain, itching, discomfort and size of scar during recovery.* What is medical grade silicone?
Medical grade silicone is a non-toxic synthetic polymer. It does not irritate or react to skin, body fluids, or other tissue. It is commonly used in medical tubing and medical devices. It has been shown to be therapeutic for scar treatment.* When can I begin wearing C-Panty?
You can start wearing C-Panty immediately after delivery to help reduce swelling and increase mobility. If you wear C-Panty at this time and before your incision has healed be sure to cover the silicone panel with a pad or panty liner. Once your incision has closed (about 7-10 days) you can discontinue covering the silicone panel.
Can C-Panty be used after other abdominal surgeries like a hysterectomy?
Yes. While originally designed to be worn after C-section, C-Panty’s anatomical compression and silicone panel can help speed recovery and increase comfort after hysterectomy and other abdominal surgeries.* (Learn more here)
Is C-Panty machine washable?
Yes. Wash it on the “delicate” or “hand wash” cycle, and line dry. Do not put it in the dryer. C-Panty uses washable silicone that lasts up to a year with proper care.
What’s the difference between C-Panty and abdominal binders and compression panties?
Binders support the tummy, and support panties can provide all-over compression, but neither addresses the C-section incision area. Because they are not designed for C-section surgeries, both options can provide too much pressure during the sensitive recovery period.
C-Panty’s patented design provides gentle, focused compression at the C-section incision, which truly helps reduce recovery symptoms.* C-Panty is also the only C-section recovery garment that provides everything you need for C-section recovery care. Best of all, it works without the bulk of a binder and without the discomfort of control panties that are simply too tight for the post-operative new mom.
The itchiness and irritation around my incision are bothering me. Can C-Panty help?
Yes! C-Panty is the only after C-section recovery underwear with an interior medical grade silicone panel that helps to reduce itching, pain, and sensitivity.* The compression helps to control swelling, which in turn helps comfort the incision area.*
Does C-Panty address the raised incision that can occur with a C-section?
C-Panty’s customized compression over the entire C-section incision area supports and reduces swelling around the “c-shelf” or bulge around your incision.
Will C-Panty help minimize healing time?
Healing is a biologic process that happens no matter what we do, but C-Panty can help speed things along. We put bandages on our children’s cuts and ice on their bumps. We wrap ankle sprains. Scarring, swelling, tenderness, and surgical recovery are a reality for 1.3 million C-section moms annually and recovery can be painful without recovery aids like C-Panty.