Almost 4 months post op mommy makeover. Feels so weird without girdle. Do I have to not wear it?
Doctor Answers 3
You probably will want to work on rebuilding some of your own abdominal muscles after being in the #girdle for so long. However, I see no problem in continuing to wear your #garment at this time after your #mommymakeover.
Please ask your #boardcertified plastic surgeon what they recommend.
Mommy make-over - why can't I wear the girdle at 4 months
- Nurses are wonderful professionals but surgeons know more about the surgery they do.
- If you were my patient, I would tell you to wear the garment as long as it is comfortable and you find it helpful.
- I have had occasional patients who wear a garment for 6 months.
- Girdles do reduce the work your own muscles do - so be sure to get exercise.
- The weird feelings are probably from swelling around the nerves to the skin.
- Unless your own plastic surgeon tells you to not wear the garment and why not - it does not seem unreasonable to continue to wear it.
- Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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