Resources and Info on Buying Abdominal Binders for After a Tummy Tuck
For those pursuing a tummy tuck procedure, it is important to prepare for post-procedure recovery by buying abdominal binders. Your surgeon will explain what the procedure will entail and how the recovery process will look, but if you are doing some shopping now it is important to remember that these will be required. It is important to go into surgery feeling prepared, and having your abdominal binders ready to go will allow you to head straight home after the surgery and feel better about the healing process overall.
What Are Abdominal Binders?
Abdominal binders provide support, compression, and help with healing after a procedure like a tummy tuck. It is also important to know that many patients find them very comfortable after having an elective surgery like a tummy tuck, because they provide a uniform compression and support on the abdominal area.
Why Use Abdominal Binders?
It’s likely that your surgeon will recommend a compression garment or abdominal binder after a tummy tuck. Unless there is something barring you from doing so, most doctors will recommend some kind of compression garment to be work day and night post-procedure. After a tummy tuck, it’s important to support the muscles of your abdominal wall because they support your entire body and keep you upright. As your body is healing and adjusting to its post-op look, providing the necessary support and compression will allow for a uniform and speedy healing process. Your internal organs will be settling into their adjusted positions and the skin of your stomach will be healing according to where it is positioned. By this logic, to ensure your skin heals smoothly and tightly, keeping it bound with abdominal binders is your best option after a tummy tuck.
Benefits of Abdominal Binders
There are some internal benefits to wearing abdominal binders after a tummy tuck. Internally, after a surgery your body will use its circulatory system to help heal scars and damage to skin/tissues. Targeted compression garments work by sending blood to the area and keeping the blood/fluids from pooling and causing harm to your body. Especially since you won’t want to move much in the first few days after surgery, it is important to wear compression to keep your systems moving and fluids from pooling. Wearing abdominal binders ensures circulation throughout the area and reduces the opportunity for pooling to happen. There are also some psychological benefits to abdominal binders post-tummy tuck – people want to feel bandaged and secure/cared for. Even though a tummy tuck is a relatively common surgery today, to head home and finish the healing process is more comforting when you feel supported. Abdominal binders can help you feel less sore and uncomfortable after the process, while providing some support/security for your ab muscles. Many abdominal binders are also virtually invisible under clothes, allowing you to go about your daily life without feeling uncomfortable in public.
Where to Buy Abdominal Binders
If recommended by your doctor, you’ll want to buy these before your surgery so you are prepared to head home straight after. You can have them shipped to your home in advance and should always have at least two binders available (you want to be wearing one at all times so to swap a used binder with another clean one is ideal).
Abdominal Binders Overview
Using an abdominal binder or other compression garment after a tummy tuck surgery will likely be recommended by your surgeon. Using this garment will help you feel and look good after your surgery but most importantly, you’ll be more comfortable. Remember to follow the instructions from your surgeon, since everyone recovers differently. And remember to wear your abdominal binders and take it easy to help support your muscles, and speed up the recovery process.