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Surgeries, Conditions & Terms

A-Z LIST terms are provided to aid in the selection, use and understanding of Products shown on this website. Plain English Descriptions of medical terms are only a layperson's guide for identifying garment options - they are not a medical description or option. When searching, terms can be filtered by the following categories:

CONDITION   Such as lymphoedema, hernia and pregnancy, where a garment can aid treatment, management and wellbeing.

DEFINED TERM   Such as what it means when a product is classified as Available, Seasonal or By Order, and terms used in Terms & Conditions documents.

PRODUCT TERM   Such as Type (Body Suit, Compression Bra, Breast Form), Style (body coverage), Components (fasteners, straps) and Performance (Free of harmful chemicals), Body Measurements and Sizing Chart.

MEDICAL TERM   Such as Apron, Augmentation, Bilateral, Incision and Symmetry that are related to listed Surgeries or Conditions.

SURGERY   Such as Augmentation Mammoplasty (Breast Augmentation), Brachioplasty (Arm Lift) and Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction) where a garment can aid recovery or lifestyle and wellbeing after surgery.

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Plain English Description
Head Measurement
Under the chin and up over the top of the head.
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Heart Surgery
Open Heart Surgery
Surgery involving the heart muscle, valves, arteries, aorta or other large arteries connected to the heart that requires connection to a heart-lung bypass machine or bypass pump.
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Male: Binders and Vests
Female: Compression Bras
A pool of more or less clotted blood, usually caused by an injury to the wall of a blood vessel, allowing blood to seep out into the surrounding tissue. They tend to form more quickly and can gradually disappear over time.
Hernia Repair
Hernia repair where a patch of synthetic mesh is sewn over the weakened area.
Hernia Repair
Hernia repair where sutures are used to sew the healthy muscle tissue together.
Hip Measurement
Around the widest part of the body in line with the pubic bone and fullest part of the buttocks.
More Information
Go to STUDIO RANGE, select an appropriate garment and see the measuring illustration.
Hysterectomy (Partial or Total)
A partial or total removal of the uterus that can also involve other parts of the reproductive system.
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Binders & Bands

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