Almost 4 months post op mommy makeover. Feels so weird without girdle. Do I have to not wear it?

I feel more comfortable with girdle on but I was told by a famous plastic surgeons, RN to not wear it anymore. But without it is can't wear jeans and I cannot have sex without the girdle on either. Is this normal? I can't explain the weird feeling.

Doctor Answers 3

Girdle?

Thank you for your question.
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.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Dr derby

I feel you can use the girdle as long as you feel comfortable wearing it. discuss this with your surgeon as well. Best of luck 

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Mommy make-over - why can't I wear the girdle at 4 months

Thank you for asking about your mommy make-over compression garment.
  • 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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