The Embrace is a compression garment designed to provide targeted support and compression to specific body areas. With its innovative design and targeted compression, the Embrace provides customizable support exactly where a person needs it most. Typically, the Embrace carrier is intended for use by adults and is recommended for individuals over 18 years.
How Does An Embrace Work?
The Embrace carrier provides targeted compression to the affected area, which helps reduce swelling and inflammation, improve blood flow, and support the healing process. The page is designed to be worn snugly against the body, providing a gentle but firm compression that helps to reduce pain and promote healing.
After surgery, the body’s natural response is to produce swelling and inflammation in the affected area. While this response is necessary to promote healing, it can also be uncomfortable and slow the healing process. By providing compression to the site, the Embrace carrier helps reduce this swelling and inflammation, improving comfort and speeding up the healing process.
The Embrace carrier is designed to be easy and comfortable, with adjustable straps and breathable, lightweight material. A healthcare provider typically prescribes it, and it can be used after various surgeries and injuries, including breast surgery, knee surgery, ankle injuries, and more. The Embrace carrier can help promote healing and reduce pain and discomfort during recovery by providing targeted compression to the affected area.
What Are The Available Embrace Carriers?
Embrace offers a range of medical devices designed to support and compress the body during the healing process. These devices are typically used after surgery or injury to help promote healing and reduce pain and swelling. Some of the Embrace devices that are commonly offered in medical clinics include:
- Operative Embrace. This compression garment is designed to be worn after breast surgery to provide support and compression to the surgical area.
- Knee Brace. This brace supports and stabilizes the knee after injury or surgery.
- Ankle Brace. This brace supports and stabilizes the ankle after injury or surgery.
- Shoulder Stabilizer. This brace supports and stabilizes the shoulder after injury or surgery.
- Lumbar Support. This brace provides support and compression to the lower back to help alleviate pain and promote healing.
A healthcare provider typically prescribes these devices, which can be obtained through a medical clinic or hospital. They are designed to be worn for a specified period as directed by the healthcare provider to ensure the best possible outcome.
What Benefits Does An Embrace Carrier Provide?
The benefits of using an Embrace can vary depending on the specific condition being treated, but some general advantages include the following:
- Targeted compression. The Embrace is designed to provide targeted compression to the affected area, helping to reduce swelling, inflammation, and pain.
- Improved mobility. The Embrace can help improve mobility and range of motion by providing additional support to the affected area.
- Comfortable fit. The Embrace is designed to be pleasant to wear for extended periods, with adjustable straps and breathable materials that help prevent irritation or discomfort.
- Versatility. The Embrace can be used for various conditions, from post-operative recovery to chronic pain management.
- Non-invasive. In contrast to other treatments, such as injections or surgery, the Embrace is non-invasive and does not require medication, making it a safe and effective option for many people.
In addition, the Embrace can help improve the quality of life for those dealing with various conditions, providing relief and support where needed most.
What Are The Pre-Operative Embrace Instructions?
- Be sure to thoroughly read and understand the instructions with an Embrace before using it.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing, a shirt that can easily fit over the head or be buttoned up the front, and comfortable pants.
- Ensure the area where the Embrace will be worn is clean and dry before putting it on.
- Do not wear jewelry, makeup, lotions, oils, or perfumes on the day of your surgery.
- It is best to shower/bathe thoroughly on the morning of surgery.
- Do not take aspirin or aspirin-based products for two weeks before surgery.
- Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory products for one week before surgery. If these are prescribed and are medically necessary, don’t hesitate to contact the health care provider for medical clearance.
- Those minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- Must have a ride home.
Through these steps, the incidence of complications from the surgery can be reduced. Infections can be reduced by keeping the dressings and wounds clean and dry. Bleeding can be reduced by not coughing, stooping, straining, or working.
Moreover, surgery is stressful and usually requires rest, relaxation, and good nourishment. For those using tobacco products, stop it before surgery and do not resume 3-4 weeks after surgery. If someone at home smokes, ask them to stop since second-hand smoke can inhibit healing as much as smoking firsthand.
What Are The Post-Operative Embrace Instructions?
If anesthetics are prescribed, do not drive while taking this drug for pain for 24 hours. Take medications as needed, not to exceed directions on the prescription. If rash, vomiting, or nausea persists, discontinue and call the healthcare provider.
Moreover, Tylenol and Ibuprofen can be dosed (if not contraindicated) in an alternating fashion to control most post-operative pain. In addition, the following aftercare instructions must be taken into consideration:
- Drink plenty of fluids after the surgery and advance the diet as tolerated.
- Avoid lifting more than 10 pounds for two weeks.
- Leave dressings in place unless otherwise directed.
- Do not shower for 24 hours.
- Do not immerse the surgical site in water for four weeks.
- Swelling and bruising can take 2-4 weeks to resolve, and mild swelling (worse in the morning) can persist for one year.
- Some areas may have numbness and tingling for months. With time, the incisions will fade.
- Protect new scars for six months.
Moreover, call the health care provider immediately for infection, flushed skin around the surgical site, fever, sudden increase in pain, bruising, or uncontrolled bleeding. Contact us today or book an appointment online to experience our services.
The Bottom Line
Whether it’s for recovering from surgery, dealing with chronic pain, or simply needing extra support during physical activity, the Embrace can help. Cache Valley Facial Plastics offers an Embrace, a versatile and practical medical device that can provide targeted support and compression for various conditions. Ultimately, the Cache Valley Facial Plastics team can guide you with the proper use and care, providing a comfortable and reliable solution for those seeking relief and improved mobility.