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I'm 2 Weeks Post Tummy Tuck and Itching Like Crazy Under the Velcro Binder Anybody Recomend Anything?

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Itching under Binder after Tummy Tuck


    A soft cotton T-shirt is recommended to be placed between your skin and the binder to minimize this.  If the itching is related to the incision, this may be related to an allergic reaction and the plastic surgeon should be consulted.

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Itching Like Crazy Under the Velcro Binder


First, try a cotton t-shirt under the binder, to get the binder material away from the skin. 

If that fails, ask your surgeon for a recommendation for an alternative binder (Spanx usually work well), or to  abandon the binder completely. 

Thanks for your question, best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Itching under Binder


Possible solutions:

1) Change the brand of the binder and look for different fabric

2) Agree with Cotton T- Shirt

3) After shower, massage your skin with 100% pure avocado oil or 

    pure almond oil.  Wait few minutes , put on a cotton t-shirt before the binder.

Hope it will make you  feel better ....  

Ricardo Vega, MD
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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The answer is simple.  Try another binder.  There are several companies that make these binders. Many can be purchased at department stores.  Also, I agree with the post below regarding wearing a cotton T-shirt.

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Binder itching after a tummy tuck - wear a cotton shirt under the binder


Luckily, this is a simple fix for a common problem  - just put on a cotton t-shirt after you shower and before putting the binder on.

W. Tracy Hankins, MD
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Itching Under Binder?


Thanks for your question.  Some itching is expected with wound healing.  If you are itching because the binder is uncomfortable, put on a form fitting, spandex like shirt with the binder above the shirt.

Best Wishes!

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Pablo Prichard, MD
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Itching under abdominal binder


Thanks for your question. You may be itching because of either sweating and heat, or being sensitive to the fabric. First try washing the binder in a hypoallergenic detergent, like Seventh Generation. You can also try wearing a cotton undershirt beneath the binder. Good luck.

Ronald Schuster, MD
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