What to Wear After a C-Section

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To get back to her radiant, confident self and be able to focus on her new little one, a new mom should know what to wear after a C-section. Overall, she needs comfortable, convenient clothes and compression garments that are not too tight and make breastfeeding easy.

Post C-section underwear offers just the right amount of comfortable support a new mom needs. For women looking to get back in shape after a pregnancy, post C-section underwear is highly recommended. C-section girdles are also ideal for many other procedures, such as a hysterectomy.

Benefits of C-Section Girdles and Compression Garments

A C-section girdle or compression garment offers new mothers many benefits, such as:

Leonisa’s C-section compression garments are designed specifically for postpartum recovery and are not like other post-surgical shapers. Our C-section girdles have a Velcro system that allows you to adjust the level of control you want at each stage of recovery.

What to Wear Underneath C-Section Girdles

While it’s advised to wear a C-section girdle, there are a few more garments that can assist in your recovery and comfort.

Full-Coverage Underwear After a vaginal birth or C-section, a new mom’s uterus can shed its lining for several weeks. While bleeding, it’s essential to find comfortable full-coverage panties, period panties or high-waisted underwear to slip beneath your C-section girdle compression garment. Look for a wide non-slip banding that sits above the C-section incision and broad enough to support large postpartum pads. For accidental leaking and spotting, stick with dark colors, too.

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Craig Staebel

"I have used Leonisa garments for my patients for over nine years. Leonisa's customer service is top notch and their garments are durable, long-lasting and aid in optimal results. In fact, many of my patients continue to wear them long after their recovery."

Craig Staebel, MD

Georgetown Plastic Surgery - Georgetown, TX

Elle Levine

"After trying Leonisa...I have left all other surgical garment brands in the past. The quality of Leonisa products far exceeds that of other brands...Not only are my patients receiving what I believe to be the best surgical garments on the market today, but they are doing so at a fraction of what it once cost me."

Dr. Elie Levine, MD

Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC - New York, NY

Pham Xuan

"It is recommended that post-surgical garments are kept on as much as possible during the prescribed timeframe by doctors. For this reason, EMCAS doctors recommend the use of Leonisa's high quality Post-Surgical Garments for their comfort to ensure our clients have the best care in their recovery."

Dr. Phạm Xuân Khiêm

EMCAS - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tim Zelko

"We are very happy we switched over to Leonisa for our post-procedure compression garments. They are so comfortable and securing for the patients, a lot of them come back for more! They offer a variety of options and colors to fulfill each of our patients’ needs as well."

Dr. Tim Zelko, D.O.

Zelko Aesthetics - Greenfield, WI

Peter Capizzi

"The Leonisa garment line is the most comfortable and effective for our needs. The quality of their garments is unmatched and is much better than other brands out there. These garments improve the final result of many procedures by reducing swelling and adding support".

Dr. Peter J. Capizzi, MD

Capizzi, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare - Charlotte, NC

Myla Benett

"Our favorite garment is ref. #018688N in Black or Natural Tan. We love the fit and comfort of this product and the breathable material. Our patients love that it's not detectable underneath clothing and the adjustable bra straps. We use this garment for our post- Liposuction and Tummy tuck patients."

Dr. Myla Bennett

Ederra Bella Plastic Surgery - John's Creek, GA

Gerry Sotomayor

"Leonisa's products are excellent. Once you start using them, there are no other better options for the briefs and interior garments. Our client patients -- women and men-- use them and are so satisfied that they always ask where they can continue buying them."

Dr Gerry Sotomayor, MD

Graceful Contour - Norcross, GA

Anthony Tran

"Our patients love the garments and so do we. The garments are well made, reliable, and compliment their new shape well. It certainly improves their final outcomes, not to mention the excellent customer service."

Dr. Anthony Tran, MD, FACS, PA.

Arlington Plastic Surgery - Arlington, TX


"The company itself is reliable and attentive, providing well-made garments at very reasonable prices that always arrive on time with great customer service. The materials used are exemplary, giving my patients the support they need in their first few weeks of recovery."

Dr. Julie Khanna, MD, FRCSC

Director of Plastic Surgery - ICLS Dermatology & Plastic SurgeryOakville, ON, Canada

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