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All bodies are different

Convexity Solutions. Convex wafers are designed to help reduce leakage.1
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Why would you consider a ConvaTec convex solution?1

  • You experience leakage
  • Your stoma is flush or retracted
  • Your abdomen tone has changed
Request free samples

What is Convexity?1

  • Convexity is the outward curving of the baseplate or skin barrier.
  • Convexity helps maintain a secure seal between the pouch and the skin.

Characteristics of Convexity1

Rigidity

Firm/Rigid Convexity

Typically used on soft or flaccid abdomens.

Soft Convexity

Typically used on firm or toned abdomens.

Depth

Height of the convex plateau

Deep or Shallow

Plateau Width

Distance across the raised flat surface from edge-to-edge.

When to Use Convexity1

 

Flush Stoma

Flush Stomas

Located at the same level as the abdomen skin surface, and does not protrude

 

Retracted Stomas

Retracted Stomas

Stoma pulled into the abdomen below skin level or having little or no spout

 

Skin Folds

Skin Folds

A stoma which is deep in a skin fold/crease

 

Soft or Flaccid Abdomens

Soft or Flaccid Abdomens

An abdomen requiring firm level of support to stabilize the pouching system

Need More Help?

Please feel free to consult for further guidance:

Call 0800 225 4309
or email connection.nz@convatec.com.

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.

View the Convexity Solutions Detail Aid to learn more about our convex products.

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1. McNichol L, Cobb T, Depaifve Y, Quigley M, Smitka K,  Gray, M. Characteristics of Convex Skin Barriers and Clinical Application: Results of an International Consensus Panel. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2021;48(6):524-532.

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