Jump to content
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Recommended Posts

I am scheduled for later this month - brachio and modified TT (skin only).

My PS office said I can put the garments in the washer on cool and dryer on cool while I take a shower. Will they dry fast enough for me to put it back on an hour later. I thinking the longer they are off the more you swell and the harder it will be to put it back on. The abdominal one has a fasten at the bottom to go to the bathroom easy but is Velcro around the waist so it seems like it would be easy to get back on. However, the arm one sounds more difficult.

Should I buy a different arm one to have on hand? They will be giving me a long sleeve one that I should wear for 6 weeks. If that is too hot would it be ok to get a 3/4 sleeve one?

Did everyone really wear them 24/7 for 6 weeks? Were you strict for a few weeks then slowly deceased the time you wore them?

Their paperwork also said to stop any Protein Shake and Vitamins that have Vitamin E but i talked to the surgeon and he was fine with me continuing to take it.

The nurse did recommend Arnica especially since I can't take anti-inflammatories.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had two garments for my Abdominoplasty.

I just had one garment for my brachioplasty, but I had a hard time wearing it 24/7 because of various issues with my incisions, so this really didn't come up...at least for me. That said, even with my abdominoplasty garments, I often left them off for an hour or two a day, so you're probably fine with having one and washing/drying it - it shouldn't take more than two hours.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have 2 arm garments and 3 abdominal ones. I wash the set i have on before i shower and just put a fresh set on afterwards.

Im the worst about remembering to move my wash to the dryer, so i need the extra sets.

im almost 8 weeks and i’ve been wearing all of mine at least 22 hours a day, every day (though there was a three day stint when i went compression-less due to experimentation AND laziness, but I went back to wearing them cuz TBH, i like them.

Lately, i’ve started wearing a “base” tanktop underneath all of it, as I start to smell ripe if I get too hot or sweaty in these non-breathable fabrics. The cotton tank is easily changed out of if its not shower time yet.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recent Topics

  • Most popular:

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Darbs4Mayor

      Met with my surgeon yesterday and he said that he is so excited for me and the progress that will be made! Waiting for insurance pre-auth and then will get everything scheduled! 
      So excited to start this journey and become a new person!! 
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Krestel

      New found appreciation for you all!
      So Im back in the US to take care of my aging father and it seems like more than ever that being bigger is the norm everywhere here. I cant say that Ive been the best, healthiest me at the moment, but I think you all Americans are doing GREAT to even be working towards the goal of getting healthier in face of all this temptation (even if you are a "slow loser"). So give all yourselves a pat on the back!
      · 1 reply
      1. FluffyChix

        Yep. Temptation around every corner!

    • zombierayvinn

      I am now 10 days post op and I am down 16lbs. I had an allergic reaction to the glue my doctor used so I am still sore and trying to keep moving to not get stiff. 
      · 1 reply
      1. Tory Myers

        Hello congratulations on your new journey I am 5 days post op and still trying to get the hang of things. I’m supposed to return back to work in a few days but still sore as well. Do you have any advice for me being 5 days post opt?

    • Tabatha529

      Hello,  I am brand new on here. 
      The doctor qualified me yesterday for the surgery, so now I have to take 12 weeks of education classes and then he said they will schedule the surgery 4-6 weeks after I complete the classes. 
      I am excited to start this new journey.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Anki

      Am at the half-way mark of the six month pre-op program.  So excited!  Got clearance from psychologist this morning, so I scheduled my surgery consult for early March.  It is becoming more real now.  Have lost 18 pounds so far, since I began this journey on 12/18/19.  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Together, we have lost...