If you are going to apply your product at home, we recommended that someone assist you. Please make sure to completely dry your body before putting on your product. All products are designed for ease of application and a snug fit to ensure proper compression. Please follow the helpful recommendations to assist you with putting on your garment for the first time:
Zippered Body Products:
Unzip all zippers completely. If your product has detachable shoulder straps, unhook the front closure. Assume a seated position. Place your feet into the product leg openings. Depending on the product length, position the bottom hemline properly at your ankles, knees, or thighs. Remaining seated, gently position the garment into place around your hips and crotch and pull onto your upper body. Stand up slowly and pull the garment fully into place, making sure the crotch opening is correctly positioned.
*If the zipper catches on the product, please do not attempt to force the zipper in any direction. Please remove the product and gently work the zipper until it moves freely again.*
If you do not feel comfortable standing up, please lie on your back to apply the garment. If the garment has shoulder straps, they can be positioned and fastened now. Next, fasten the hook and eye closures on one side of the garment and then slowly pull the zipper closed. When one side of the garment has been zipped closed, repeat these steps on the other side.
Non-Zippered Body Products
If your product has detachable shoulder straps, unhook the front closure. Assume a seated position. Place your feet into the product leg openings. Depending on the product length, position the bottom hemline properly at your ankles, knees, or thighs. Remaining seated, gently position the garment into place around your hips and crotch. Stand up slowly and pull the garment fully into place, making sure the crotch opening is correctly positioned.
Please stand in front of a mirror when putting on any of the facial bands. Watching yourself in the mirror will help you as you position the facial band around your face, head, or neck.
Lay the facial band on a flat surface with the Velcro strip face up. Pick up the band by placing your hands at the ends of the band. Position the middle of the facial band underneath the chin while extending the ends of the band up over your head. The side of the band without Velcro should be placed against the crown of the head first. Next, place the side of the band with the Velcro over the top of your head, making sure the Velcro strip is flat and secure. You can then position the two smaller straps on the front and back of the head to hold the facial band in place. Please note: If you are using the FA03, the strap that goes around the head should be positioned first.
Breast Wear and Bras
The hook & eye closures found on the back of the bra (if applicable) should be fastened on the middle row. The front hook & eye closures (if applicable) should be separated and the shoulder straps loosened. Slide your arms through the opening between the shoulder strap and bra, but do not tighten the shoulder straps. Close the front hook & eye adjustment, starting at the bottom closure and working up. Adjust the shoulder straps to the desired comfort.
If the bra is too tight or loose, take the bra off by separating the front hook & eye closures and adjust the back hook & eye closure to loosen or tighten the fit. Please repeat the above steps to put the bra back on.
*Please note: If you are using style BR03, the adjustable breast band should be fastened once the bra has been put on.*
As a reminder, when trying on a Isavela product, please:
Avoid using lotions, perfumes, oils, or deodorants that may stain or scent the Isavela product.
Be sure to completely cover incision sites to avoid blood or body fluid from staining the product.
Avoid storing the product in areas that are subject to strong odors, such as cigarette smoke, or allergens (such as pet hair dander).
If just showered, completely dry yourself before trying on garment.
Isavela Fabric is Silicone-Free, Latex-Free, and Formaldehyde-Free
To preserve the unique Isavela garment fabric, please follow these laundering instructions:
Hand-wash in cold water using a mild fabric wash. Do not use bleach. Rinse thoroughly in cold water and drip dry.
For stain removal, please follow these laundering instructions:
Soak the garment in 2 to 3 gallons of cold water and 1/2 cup of peroxide for 30 minutes. Once the above steps are complete, follow our normal care instructions. If necessary, repeat steps.