Control briefs are designed to offer support while giving a slimmer appearance. This type usually contains a stretch material such as spandex and may extend above the waist. Some have an extra firm panel to flatten the tummy. Some also compress the buttocks, while other control briefs are designed to avoid compression of the buttocks. Some just lift the buttocks and have holes cut out for maximum fullness of the buttocks.. Find all your Control Briefs here.