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Is It Necessary to Sleep with Girdle 3 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck?

I am 3 weeks post tummy tuck. My girdle is extremely uncomfortable to sleep in. I take it off halfway through the night, but use the binder. Can this affect my results?

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If girdle is uncomfortable 3 weeks after tummy tuck usually can be removed.

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Thank you for your question. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon for advice on compression garments and girdle after tummy tuck.

in my practice if compression garments aren't comfortable I recommended patients do not wear them.

Web reference: http://drseckel.com/boston-tummy-tuck/boston-tummy-tuck-how-to-decide-if-you-need-an-abdominoplasty/

Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Girdle & Binder after Tummy Tuck

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For most of my patients, I allow them to stop wearing the firm binder 2 weeks after surgery (unless they wish to wear it longer). I do recommend the GelZone abdominal wrap, which provides some support and scar treatment, starting 1-2 weeks after surgery. Check with your surgeon but in most cases, patients can stop wearing it by weeks.

Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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Binder

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I believe compression is important and use it in all of these cases. Your surgeon will have specific instructions for you which you should follow

Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Girdle after Tummy Tuck?

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You will probably be just fine removing your girdle if it is “extremely uncomfortable”  but always best to check with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/procedure_tummytuck.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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