So many types of compression bandages.. Any recommondations? TT, arm and flank lipo.

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  • Reno. NV
  • 3 years ago

Some people say the abdminal binder is uncomfortable and it slides and moves all over.. Others recommend the full body stretchy thing.. Just wondering what is more practical..

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VOE compression from Recova POst surgery has compression garments with 3 adjustable settings for when the swelling goes down. Its very useful. Thank you for the recommendation Country Gal!
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RECOVA and VOE compression garments are excellent! I used both brands for my lipo and Breast augmentation. I also used other brands but these two companies were the best for compression, quality and comfort. :) x
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Comfort Dreams Zero Gravity Adjustable 3-Piece Wedge System, you can buy at Contour MD
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Hey diva I use voe compression garment
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You will keep changing shape and shrinking, so don't spend too much on something you may only wear briefly.

If you could find something with 2 or 3 rows of hooks and eyes, it would be adjustable. I couldn't find anything like that.

I thought an old-fashioned girdle that covered my hips, but not down the legs, would be comfy, and help compress the hips; but I couldn't find that either.
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Rosie, there is sooo many choices you will be completely confused. The Velcro one feels good cuz you can adjust it however you want but it is totally noticeable under clothes!! The cincher at target is cheap and almost as comfortable and you can not even tell it's on! I do think they are all affective just what you prefer. I wouldn't spend a ton of money on one though cuz there are cheaper ones out there that do the trick
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Does it matter what type you wear or is it whats comfortable to you?

I have one now its the rubber kind with the hook and eye closure. I would imagine it difficult to get in and out of post surgery.

I have seen one with the velcro which is what I would like to buy but as mentioned it must show under clothes. Seems like a lot of choices.
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I'm 16 days post op and I still use the Velcro binder I had on after surgery but I wanted something that wasn't so noticeable under my clothes so I bought a REALLY expensive garment that is high waisted and goes to mid thigh an is super control. For some reason it really bothers me at the end of my incision so I picked up a waist cincher at target for 15 bucks and wore it all day today and I loved it and I think my swelling was the same at the end of the night As it was in the morning. And god knows normally it doubles by the end of the night!! I think I am gonna go to JC Pennys and pick up one that I have seen a few women here talk about and they seem to like it and it's affordable. I figure if I'm using these for the next month or so I should have a couple options for different outfits.
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Joyce can you be specific on the type the women are buying from JCPenney...thanks
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I loved my binder, but it did shift around more, once I started having less swelling.

I found it especially comfortable at night, when it didn't move so much. It helped support my back as well, which kept it from getting too sore from sleeping on back so long.

I also have Spanx, and while they don't shift around, it's a total PITA. It's so tight to get in and out of, and going to the bathroom is a nightmare.

I'm at 9 weeks now, and when I go to work, I wear a Spandex high-waisted panty - like Spanx but not so torturous. In the evening, if I'm feeling tight and swollen, I put on one of those black wide velcro belts that you wear for back support. I put it on over the lower abdomen, and it eases the pressure very quickly.
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