The first thing to "heal" is the skin. Don't be fooled though, there is lots going on under there. Surgical recovery occurs in 3-4 stages lasting 6 mos to 1 year+! Binders are practical for a few days but have big drawbacks for cesarean recovery. Other "C-section Panties" do nothing for incision support, swelling or the impending "bulge". None support the incision more than the tummy, a key post-surgical concept. Some have disposable silicone that does not last into stage 4-when scarring is most active. Designed by healthcare professionals to address the multiple needs of recovery, C-Panty is the only option with pull-on and go solutions for the entire healing process.