I've had both a custom DonJoy and a few 'off the shelf' CTRs. Both were as comfortable as can be expected. I ski where things get rough (the trees, hiking rocky wind swept zones) so they get banged up. Both brands faired the tough love well.
If you've run through your deductible (likely if you are post surgery) go for the custom. Just do it before your insurance deductible rolls over, typically at the end of the year.
Wear them as close to the skin as possible for best effect. When you see someone wearing them over their warm up pants, they aren't enjoying the full benefits of the device as all the fabric layers permit slippage.