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I was given one after bypass surgery and used it the first week. I'm not sure why I was wearing it since I wasn't given one after my Gastric Sleeve surgery. The only time I found it helpful was when I went to bed. It allowed me to sleep on my side (vs. my back). I'm a stomach sleeper, but couldn't go there even with the binder.

Not sure this helped, but figured I'd share. I personally wouldn't waste my money on one. I would never have used it if I hadn't been given one at the hospital.

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I was given a binder and def used it. I feel like it Helped support my abdomen. You can get one from any medical supply store or on Amazon.

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I never had one.

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1 hour ago, mae7365 said:

I was given one after bypass surgery and used it the first week. I'm not sure why I was wearing it since I wasn't given one after my Gastric Sleeve surgery.

was it a different surgeon? It seems like some recommend them and others don't. Mine didn't. I had one for plastic surgery, though..

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9 minutes ago, catwoman7 said:

was it a different surgeon? It seems like some most recommend them and others don't. Mine didn't. I had one for plastic surgery, though..

Same. WLS, no. PS, yes.

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I wasn’t given one for WLS but, it was necessary for plastics.< br />
If you decide you need it, I would suggest getting one that is not expensive as you probably won’t use it for very long. Here’s an example:

https://www.amazon.com/Wide-Abdominal-Binder-Belly-Wrap/dp/B08FYLDQJ4/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=plus+size+abdominal+binder+post+surgery&qid=1612884366&sr=8-12

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I didn't have one, but I was given advice from a physiotherapist to hold my belt with a pillow if I needed to sneeze or cough....

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I didn't have one, but I was given advice from a physiotherapist to hold my belly with a pillow if I needed to sneeze or cough....


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I wasn’t given one for WLS but, it was necessary for plastics.< br>
If you decide you need it, I would suggest getting one that is not expensive as you probably won’t use it for very long. Here’s an example:
https://www.amazon.com/Wide-Abdominal-Binder-Belly-Wrap/dp/B08FYLDQJ4/ref=mp_s_a_1_12?dchild=1&keywords=plus+size+abdominal+binder+post+surgery&qid=1612884366&sr=8-12
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Thank you for the tip!!

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Didn’t use one & neither did my friends who had the surgery. I couldn’t stand anything around my waist & used to roll/fold my waist bands down to my hip line. I didn’t have any issues sleeping on my side either. We’re all different. If you feel you need the support you could try one but at 7 days post surgery you’d only probably use it for another week or so.

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I got one from Amazon, was not impressed, and then found these. I bought 2 so I could wash one while I wore the other. Comfortable enough to sleep in or wear all day. I wore them under my underwear so they wouldn’t get in the way when I needed to go to the bathroom. My incisions healed up so fast and it doesn’t feel like I’m flopping around.

https://incrediwear.com/collections/upper-body/products/incrediwear-body-sleeve

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I got one from Amazon, was not impressed, and then found these. I bought 2 so I could wash one while I wore the other. Comfortable enough to sleep in or wear all day. I wore them under my underwear so they wouldn’t get in the way when I needed to go to the bathroom. My incisions healed up so fast and it doesn’t feel like I’m flopping around.

https://incrediwear.com/collections/upper-body/products/incrediwear-body-sleeve

Oooh thank you!!!!

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