These briefs exert a compressive and support action on the abdomen to avoid that the tissues may yield and/or sag and to contain reducible inguinal hernias. In order to obtain the best functional results, a wide range of models offering a wide, comfortable and extremely flexible compression surface has been developed. Instead of pressing against the hernia, these briefs simply provide support to achieve better dynamic results: the support structures in the various models are shaped to run oblique compared to the waistband, which is lower in front and higher on the back. To avoid any excessive elastic forces, the materials used are marked by a cushioned return elastic force and a self-stabilizing action thanks to an exclusive system used in making this fabric. It is made of 100% cotton to provide the utmost hygiene, freshness and comfort.