All bodies are different
Why would you consider a ConvaTec convex solution?
- You experience leakage
- Your stoma is flush or retracted
- Your abdomen tone has changed
What is Convexity?
- Convexity is the outward curving of the baseplate or skin barrier.2, 3
- Convexity applies a uniform pressure to the immediate peristomal skin, improving the projection of the stoma for drainage.4
Convexity helps maintain a secure seal between the pouch and the skin.5
Characteristics of Convexity
Typically used on soft or flaccid abdomens.
Typically used on firm or toned abdomens.
Height of the convex plateau
Deep or Shallow
Distance across the raised flat surface from edge-to-edge.
When to Use Convexity
Located at the same level as the abdomen skin surface, and does not protrude6
Stoma pulled into the abdomen below skin level or having little or no spout7
A stoma which is deep in a skin fold/crease5
Soft or Flaccid Abdomens
An abdomen requiring firm level of support to stabilize the pouching system6
Need More Help?
Please feel free to consult with one of our me+™ Specialists
or WOC Nurses for further guidance.
Find Your Perfect Fit
Choosing the right convexity solution for different body profiles can be challenging.
User our Convexity Product Selector Tool to answer 3 simple questions to learn more about convex products that may work for your stoma.
Are you a Healthcare Professional?
Our me+™ Concierge team can assist you with:
- Personalized support
- Enrolling your patients into the me+™ program
- Providing a me+ starter kit and free product samples for your patients
Contact your me+ Concierge specialist at 1-877-585-0470 or email email@example.com
View the Convexity Solutions Detail Aid to learn more about our convex products.
Convexity product selector
From firm to flexible through to soft, we have convex products to suit different patients’ stomas, abdomens and lifestyles.Read more
Convatec Mouldable Technology
Cutting out your skin barrier can seem like a task. Making sure you haven't left any gaps that expose your skin to output and creating a seal strong enough to protect from leakage can be stressful.Read more
Convexity Solutions. Convex wafers are designed to help reduce leakage and simplify stoma management.Read more
Convatec's Proprietary Adhesives
Skin protection is the most important factor in Convatec’s adhesive and skin barrier technology.Read more