What is a Faja?
Also known as a girdle, is a form-fitting foundation garment that encircles the lower torso, extending below the hips, and worn often to shape or for support.
What are each stages post-surgery?
At Cheeky we categorize compression stages after surgery as follow:
Stage 1: 0-3 weeks post OP (Slight Compression) This is the swelling Phase -Usually the patient will wear the same size garment as its original clothing size. The garment should be easy to get In and out and have uninterrupted blood flow on any area treated.
Stage 2: 3-6 weeks post OP (Moderate Compression) This is the shaping phase. Usually by now the swelling started to subside and you can downsize your garment size to a tighter fit.
Stage 3: 6-12 weeks post OP (Strong Compression) This is the sculpting phase. You will need your body to have recovered at least 90% of the trauma caused by surgery. On this stage you will downsize again from previous garments and assist the body to have that flat and even shape desired.
Every person is different and will heal at a different pace, you might be ready for a stage 2 garment earlier then 3 weeks, etc. Always consult with your doctor if unsure what compression is recommended for your individual healing stage.
It’s important to understand that stage 3 garments are extra compressive suits and you will need some time to get used to fitting into them. Be patient first time may take you up to 45 minutes! Its normal!
How long does it take to adapt to my new Faja?
The same way we will have to adapt on ways to fit in we will also need to periodically get used to the feeling of that high compression. We recommend doing this gradually, 1 hour first day, then gradually add a little time over the course of 2–3 weeks. By doing it this way, you’ll become accustomed to what it feels like having high compression around your midsection for several hours at a time, until we find ourselves wearing them all day long. We suggest wearing them no longer than 12 hours a day.
Can I wear a Faja if I haven’t had surgery?
Fajas not only assist with compression and finalising the polishing of your body shape after surgery, but they can also be worn to help shaping your body, strengthening your posture and lower back muscles.
You may notice it will help to reduce food intake as you will feel tighter sooner than usually, and when worn while exercising can help to burn fat with a thermogenic effect.
Stage 3 compression: Viti Colombian Fajas
Colombian textile manufacturers are experts in developing fabrics with elastic fibres such as Spandex, which has given the union worldwide recognition as a manufacturer of the best fabrics. At Cheeky we are thrilled to have partnered up with one of the best Colombian Fajas manufacturers in the market VITI control.
Made from a fabric called Smart Cool: The “SMARTCOOL” Pump Up girdle is part of our exclusive line FajaTECH. LYCRA® fibre, being characterized by its freshness and comfort.
Tech Smart Cool is an ultralight girdle, invisible effect with high control in abdomen, back and thighs.
- Soft texture fabric
- Semi Glossy smooth finish
- High compression
- Made with LYCRA® fibre
- 4 levels of front clasps to adjust to your exact size
- Thin adjustable straps
- High back cover to compress the upper back
- Breast free to wear open ops in summer.
- Silicone lace on legs to prevent curling
- Pump up buttock
- 2 front metal rods
- 2 rear metal rods
- Open crotch with Flap for discrete cover
- Heart shape Buttock effect
- Superior Lycra fabric in the buttock to protect without compression
Why do we prefer Hook and eye closure?
The front clasp gives you more benefits, especially as it has 4 levels.
- Greater compression in the frontal area and midline.
- Easy adaptability to the shape of the body.
- Possibility of accommodating two sizes in the same girdle.
- Put more pressure on the area that needs it.
- Uniform moulding on both sides.
- Invisible under tight clothing
What is the best time to put on my faja?
The best time to put your faja on is in the morning on an empty stomach.
Make sure your hands and body are clean and dry when putting on the girdle, to ensure better hygiene for your body and the product.
How do I put on my Faja?
- Roll up the silicone band and pull the Faja up up to your hips. It’s very important to adjust the inner legs seams straight in your crotch area, otherwise it will not fit properly.
- After the crotch area is aligned to your inner legs, adjust your buttocks area until comfortable wiggle.
- Adjust the straps on your shoulders, pull them from the back.
- Start fastening the hooks ALWAYS from the bottom up
How do I care for my Faja?
We recommend the Faja to be washed daily.
Hand wash is suggested with a delicate fibres soap. Air dry only, remember this can take up to 5 hours, this is why some people prefers a second Faja to account for this time of inactivity.
Do not use hypochlorite or abrasive detergents. Don’t use sponges or brushes to wash them because they can damage the fabric that shelters your girdle.
You should not twist or squeeze your girdle to wring it out. Do not use dryer.
After washed, use a dry towel to absorbs as much water as possible, so that when you hang it to dry, the process is shorter. Using a towel will also avoid the appearance of damp odours.
Spread or hang it on two hooks or hangers, where it can get fresh air to dry completely. Ideally in the shade
Do not expose it to direct sun, your Faja can become discoloured or wear the textile shortening its lifecycle.
Avoid rings or bracelets: These accessories could get caught when you put on your faja and damage it.
Warning: The compression may be compromised if put in the washing machine or dryer.
Sizes: XXS, XS, S ,M,L,XL
Leg Length: short
Please choose the size very carefully as there is no exchanges in this item.