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I'm 3 1/2 Weeks Post Op from a Tummy Tuck. When Can I Sleep Without my Binder?

I'm 3 1/2 Weeks Post Op from a Tummy Tuck. When Can I Sleep Without my Binder?

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The binder is your friend

I generally recommend that patients sleep in the binder for about four weeks postop Although I permit them to remove it during the daytime sooner, they report that it gives them support and guards against unconscious movement while asleep.

New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

How long do I wear a surgical garment after tummy tuck


At Gayoso Plastic Surgery, I require my tummy tuck patients to wear a surgical garment for at least 3 weeks after surgery, but I do not allow any abdominal exercising for a total of 3 months after surgery in order to protect the internal 'corset' stitches that I place to give the stomach a flat appearance.  I would encourage you to discuss this with your surgeon as every surgeon has his/her own protocol for the length of time a surgical garment is worn in the post operative period.

Antonio Gayoso, MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

31/2 Weeks Post-Op from TT When Can I Stop Garment?


I recommend my patient wear their compression garments six weeks post-operative time period to allow for maximum skin contraction.

Rondi Kathleen Walker, MD
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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For most of my patients, 2 weeks with a binder is enough but you should check with your surgeon to be sure.

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Binder after Tummy Tuck?


Thank you for the question.

Every plastic surgeon has his/her own “protocol” that he/she believes will achieve the best results. It would be in your best interests ( and most respectful)  if you ask your plastic surgeon with his/her recommendations are.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
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