The Elast medical neoprene shorts are constructed with 80% aeroprene, 10% nylon and 10% cotton. The aeroprene material is a microporous rubber that makes the shorts very supportive, but breathable. It is a great way to increase weight loss by simply improving blood circulation and safely increasing temperatures at the hip and thigh joint. In this way it increases the amount of weight loss you would experience through normal activities. The amount of conditions that the Elast medical neoprene shorts can assist with is impressive. They are recommended to help keep some internal organs in place, such as a wandering kidney. The use of these shorts post-surgery can reduce the risk of hernias of the anterior portion of the abdominal wall, forward stomach wall and muscles. They are highly recommended for abdominal muscular weakness post-pregnancy and for serious bruising or dislocation of the pelvis. It helps support joints, reduce the incidences of hematomas, cellulitis and myositis. It provides the support you need to heal quickly from operations, muscle weakness and trauma. This combined with the ability to lose weight in the hips, thighs, abdomen and buttocks make it a truly universal product for millions of people. Wearing them is as easy as putting on regular shorts. You can wear them directly on the body, or place a pair of cotton shorts beneath them. This is recommended if you have skin that is sensitive to nylon or aeroprene. Proper sizing will ensure that you have the comfort and support you need without being restrictive. You should consult with your doctor when using post-surgery. Discontinue use and consult with your doctor if you experience discomfort while using the shorts. You should wear them for periods of no longer than 2 hours at a time for maximum comfort and effectiveness. They should never be worn overnight. Elast medical neoprene shorts do require a bit of extra care to keep them clean and functional, but it is a process that is not too hard to maintain. The main thing to remember is that they should never be machine washed using harsh chemicals. It can break down the materials and render the product ineffective. Hand wash them in warm water, wring them out gently and spring them back into shape. They should air dry, but avoid putting them in the direct sunlight. Store them in a low-humidity environment that is between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal continued performance. It is an affordable way to help get in shape faster, avoid the complications that can come after surgery from hernias and strain on weakened muscles and give you needed support to heal. They are the most comfortable supportive shorts on the market.