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How long should men wear a girdle?

First, let’s get over the stigma associated with the word “girdle”. In the past, it was a garment worn exclusively by women, but today girdles are an important medical recovery garment. They help men and women to recover from cosmetic surgeries like tummy tucks and liposuction.

A girdle is a high-tech targeted compression garment designed to hold the lower abdomen in place while recovering from surgery. These compression garments are good for after abdominoplasty or liposuction. They will support your abdominal wall muscles and speed up the recovery process.

How long should I wear a men’s girdle?

Your surgeon will advise you on how long you should wear your recovery device. Typically, you will be wearing a highly compressive garment in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. Then a less compressive garment 3-5 weeks after surgery. And maybe a lightly compressive garment >5 weeks post-op. But again, this varies for all patients.

It is crucial to wear the recommended garments under the advice of your surgeon. This ensures optimal aesthetic results, and also improves the healing process by reducing swelling and bruising, improving drainage, reducing infection, and supporting your abdominal muscles.

Men’s girdles are very comfortable, as they provide a uniform compressive support post-surgery. You won’t want to do much of anything for the first week or so after surgery, so wearing this device shouldn’t be a big deal.

Can I wear it under my clothes?

One of the main concerns of most men undergoing cosmetic surgery is whether it will be obvious that they’re wearing a girdle under their clothes. ContourMD compression garments are invisible under clothes and ultimately, your recovery is the most important consideration here.

Men have started wearing tights under their shorts and have long worn undershirts along with their suit jackets, so when you consider that this is a medical recovery device, wearing it under clothes for a few weeks doesn’t need to be a big deal! You’re the only one who will know it is there.

How do I know which girdle for men should I buy?

Your surgeon will provide advice on which recovery products to buy, but you need to ensure that you’re getting medical-grade compression wear and not cheap or sports branded compression. ContourMD garments are made in America, providing the highest quality of compression on the market.

Men’s Girdle Overview

Overall, you’ll want to listen to your surgeon regarding recovery times and proper recovery accessories. If you do not take the proper precautions while recovering from abdominal surgery, you can injure yourself for life (which kind of defeats the purpose of elective surgery).

Take the necessary time off of strenuous activities, listen to your surgeon in your follow-up appointments, and wear your recovery compression garments for the recommended duration.

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