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How long did you honestly wear your binder?

  • helenes transformation
  • Baltimore, MD
  • 2 years ago

I'm 3 weeks post op, I've worn in 24/7 up until yesterday, I slept without it and finally slept through the night. Some surgeons don't even recommend it. I didn't have lipo and I think that's a big factor. I believe my surgeon said try to wear it as much as possible.. but I hate it. Maybe 8 hours a day? UGH anyone have insight?

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I'm 12 days post tummy tuck, lipo and breast lift. I'm supposed to wear binder but I must have a really short waist because it presses up against the sutures under my breast. I try pulling it down to my hips but it rides back up when I sit or lie. I've tried stuffing cloth diapers, soft booty socks etc into the top to cushion my breast but it just isn't helping. It's a 9 in binder and I haven't seen one any narrower. I'm miserable. The nurses are aware of this but didn't really know what to do. Any advice? I still have another week before I see my Dr. I can't take the discomfort any longer. Anyone else have this problem?
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How long should you were a hernia belt and should you were spans in place of ?
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I also would like some feed back on hernia op .howmlong should you were
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has anyone heard of prolonged use of a hernia belt or spanx garments can be bad for hernias
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has anyone been told that proloned use of a belt or spanx is bad for hernias
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I wear my binder 24/7. I am 2 1/2 weeks out and when I went back to work I wore a Tank style Spanx with the Binder over it. When I take it off I feel like I can't breathe. But It is getting looser and I am making it tighter and tighter. I love it. I was so worried about not being able to take it off for sex that I bought a black lace CG from Classicshapwear.com that was crotch less so when it came to that time I could still wear a CG!
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I took mine off at a little after 4 weeks and am on day 2 without it and my swelling has gone down
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I'm 29 days TT & I just took mine off as well. I have swelling right above my scare & sides. I'm going to text my PS.
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Cg for 2 weeks. Spanx type going on 4 weeks with cg at night. I have been weening off a bit. Headingon vaca tomorrow (po 5 weeks 5 days) and planning on ditching after flight. Packing spanx, sexy panties and comfy ones just in case. Yes thats 20 paira of under wear plus cg in my suitcase.
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My doc told me I could take it off 3 weeks. I only wore it when I needed extra support. I'm 10 weeks and haven't worn it in weeks sometimes I will wear a exercise band around my hips. I had tt lipo muscle repair breast reduction & hernia repair.
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How are you doing now ? What kind of hernia did you have ?
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Hi. I had an umbilical hernia and a intestinal hernia.
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This is the second ventral hernia I have had repaired .it has been three weeks now and I was wondering if you are wearing any support garments like ,belt or spanx?
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I hate spanx! I bought an exercise/weight loss belt at Walmart I used it alot. I could put it where I felt I needed it on my tummy/hips. I shoulda bought 2. It gets a lol sweaty but it helped me feel secure. It's called good gym waistt trimming belt.
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Thanks for the tip .did your dr tell you how long you should continue to wear them ?I don't have a problem with the spanx .Although ,it doesn't feel very good right now .I heard from one dr that continued use of any support may cause more damage .Not sure I agree with that .
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I didn't were it all the time just when I needed support. All doctors are different. I'm 6 mo postop no issues or damage at all.
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Great that's encouraging ,my dr says there is no guarantee ,it will not come back .Iam 65 yrs old .So I am hoping that I don't have to go through this again . Did they use the mess ?
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At my two week post op appt, my dr said do you want me to throw this out (the binder)...and 8 said NO! Let me keep it just in case!!! he said ok but I don't have to wear anything any more....I have gone two days without anything and feel ok at 18 days po...not swelling that I can tell!
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Forgot to say that I had full tt and lipo!
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I didn't have lipo either. June first will be 5 weeks for me and I asked if I can go one night without binder because I have a formal dance. He wants me to wear a binder anyway.
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I wore my binder for six weeks except in the shower, and up to ten weeks during workouts or when I was swollen. I had Spanx but I preferred the binder.
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Mine isn't either kimmers
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Two weeks in the surgical binder, two weeks in Spanx. In panties now and was told to wear something more supportive if I do anything strenuous. Sometimes on a particularly swollen day, I feel like I need the Spanx. I'm questioning the importance of this stuff because some say their docs don't even use them at all. At a certain point, I think it's over kill.
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I am 12 days PO & wear it 24/7 , I like the support. I feel weak when it is off. IDK how long I will wear it. My Dr. did mention spanx. @Flattery, maybe I should tighten mine, because my appetite has come back strong ;( I was enjoying the loss of appetite.
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I look forward to taking a shower in the AM and taking the garment off. I find that I'm stalling to put it back after the shower. Maybe it is too tight. I am also having a lot of truble sleeping because the PS said only back sleep for 2 weeks and I'm a side-sleeper. I have been averaging about 2 hours of sleep a night. I am counting the hours until this Thursday night when I can sleep on my side in my bed.
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