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Told not to use binder or compression garment at all????

  • cjl
  • Texarkana, TX
  • 3 years ago

Has anyone else been told not to wear a binder or compression garment... Not even spanks!! His nurse Said that was old school and that he doesn't want tension on the abdomen... This is so opposite from what I have read that I am worried..

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My doctor does not use any sort of compression. He doesn't want anything interfering with good blood flow to the incision. I am getting my TT in a couple of weeks, so I will let you know how it goes.
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Very best to you. I am on day 18. Had a breast reduction too so still lots of recovery ahead. Please keep us posted. Good luck.
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Mine turned out just fine without wearing the garment. I'm sure yours will, too!
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Had one two and a half years ago and he recommended not to wear a compression garment. Turned out great. Good luck on yours!
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My first PS made me wear spanex with a beach towel under them and binder over.24 hours a day. After getting an infection and ending up in the hospital. My second PS said thats so old school. Be careful ladies u know your body best.
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I was told whatever makes me feel comfortable but they've noticed lumps forming from Cg?
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I never had one and I'm 4 weeks post-op and still wear nothing not even spanx!!
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My surgeon had me wear mine for 1 week and then go right to Spanx.
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i had lipo/body sculpting a week ago and the doc said he took less than half a liter of fat (i'm fairly thin and fit anyway) so I'm wondering if I need to keep wearing the torture device? (compression garment?) The first few days if I tried to stand up without it I felt like my insides were falling out, but now I feel almost normal. I've had virtually no bruising and no swelling that I can see. I'd welcome a doctor's opinion.... how important is it to wear a compression garment if only a small amount of fat is removed?
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g force, my doctor never recommended a compression garment. I actually had a TT 24 years ago...then the doctor had me wear one. My last year the doctor didn't and my results are just as good. (Had a thyroid problem that went undiagnosed and gained 30 lbs which is why I had it done over. Lost the 30!)

I have five kids :) and the youngest are twins. They do a number on your stomach with the loose skin! Pain was never a problem for me. Getting in and out of bed took some doing for a while though.
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24 years that is a long time. so tell me is your tummy still flat? how soon after the tt you could see and feel the differents
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I don't think it's a must. It's just a matter of maintaining the absolute best results. Once the tightness of the inner girdle softens ( a matter of months for upper abs) the best maintenance I've found is sit ups. But I'm sure others don't bother...the results are awesome anyway.
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after a tummy tuck is it a must that you have to work out?
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tathanks for your advice kylieB i am 35 mother of three kids a pair a twins and and single today is one week since i have my tummy tuck. well i must say i'm not in any great pains the only problem i have is when i try to turn from side to side
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did u wear a compression garment?
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As long as you don't gain any weight. If you gain weight you WILL gain it back there too.
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I know. I just keep telling myself water and veggies!
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I did have a drain for the first three or four days. You're lucky to be able to skip that part!
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My doc said they were going to wrap me with bandages and then teach me how to wrap them myself. They didnt want me wearing one either...Interesting to see others are being told the same thing. I was also told I wouldnt have drains? This is new to me...
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And I forgot to mention the large dent in my right hip above the hip bone. Really ugly.
I just don't know what is right and wrong. And the promise that I could return to work the next day, not a chance was that correct!
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When did you have your tummy tuck? How far into recovery are you?
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Well I wore a body binder for the first few weeks and I am sure it helps push the swelling down and boy is it constrictive and like torture. I would throw it off in the middle of the night when I was able to physically do so. I had an unusual lot of torturous pain (so I am told) which made me feel horrible! And now I am having a really horrible pain in my left lower abdominal area and to the groin. When I walk thru the mall, it just increases. I am in tears. The left mid and lower quadrant is swollen and feels like a spasm. My stomach feels and looks uneven and abnormal. Not to mention, the cellulite look on the back of my legs is still there and doesn't look any diff to me. All and all the lipo/tummy tuck has been the biggest disappointment that I have ever experienced and physical torture. I don't know what is normal, but I can see futuristic second opinion and possible corrective surgery coming up. This from the "top plastic surgeon." I pray that I am wrong.
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I had lipo with my TT and still no binder recommended. He said after six weeks (can't remember exactly) I could wear one if it made me feel better but that it couldn't have any seams in front, because he'd seen the seam lines imbed permanently into the healing skin before. And he was against them because of blood constriction for the first few weeks. Got a great result, so I guess it works!
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My doctor too said exactly this.
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I had mine last week (extended) and my doctor is only for their use in the case of lipo. No binder since day 1 for me.
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