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What is a Good Girdle After Tummy Tuck?

I am 5 weeks post mommy makeover and have been using a Squeem but the metal rods dig into the bottom of my breast and my thighs. Any others recommendations for using at the gym and sleeping?

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Good Girdle postop

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Hello

You are 5 weesk down the track now and I would usually recommend wearing a binder or girdle for upto 6 weeks post op and then wearing what you normally wear.  You can also just remove the metal rods from the garment.  They are usually easily removed by picking out the seam.  Alternatively you can purchase another garment fromt he sports shop called a skin which athletes wear and you can place this under you gym gear.  It holds the tummy quite tight and firm.

Hope this helps

Stephen Salerno


Melbourne Plastic Surgeon
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Compression garment questions

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You could consider a product found at Target called Assets. These are mildly compressive and many patients find  them a comfortable alternative when ready to switch from the compression garments.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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What is a Good Girdle After Tummy Tuck?

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We usually recommend Spanx by this time. Most patients find them much more comfortable than the post op garments. I would use them right after surgery, but they can be harder to get on and off early on since they don't have zippers and/or clasps. All the best. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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