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Hello — I am just wondering how many people were instructed to wear post surgical binders after surgery?

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after plastic surgery, yes. After RNY, no. There were only five small incisions in my torso, so nothing really for a binder to hold in.

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That’s what I figured. But I was given one to reduce swelling. Which I thought was odd! Thank you so much for the reply

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27 minutes ago, 2ndTimeFreedom said:

That’s what I figured. But I was given one to reduce swelling. Which I thought was odd! Thank you so much for the reply

that is kind of odd - I didn't have any swelling at all with RNY. Maybe the hospital just routinely gives them to all surgical patients or something..

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The nurse gave me one the first time I got up to walk. It made a world of difference when moving around. You don't have to support your abdomen at all while moving or coughing. Those incisions may be small but they still hurt and the swelling from all the gas they put in your abd hurts too. I wore mine for about a week until the muscle soreness went away.

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@Lynnlovesthebeach that’s the reasoning she gave me. I’ve found my spend full body suit with only medium firmness is doing the trick and not bothering my dermabond over my incisions.

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Thanks so much moonbeam277. I tried not wearing it today and I immediately could tell the difference in my movements. Back on it goes :)

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