Hi, what is the best garment to use right after a tummy tuck and liposuction, when the drains are still in? It is a spatial one for this situation? I have the concerned about the little tubs and It is been dressed at the surgery room?
There are many types of garments available, and all work fairly well. In my practice, I place an ace wrap around the abdomen while you are asleep. There is a velcro belt that goes around the abdomen, which we use to secure the drains. The next day, we replace the ace with an abdominal binder (Basically a girdle). The drains are below the lower edge of the girdle, and do not interfere with placing or removing the binder. In any case, I would not worry too much about garment selection: these are specially designed for the procedure which you will undergo. Best of luck!
There are many options based for post surgical garments. All are able to be used with drains in place. A tight garment and abdominal binder are good to have with the drain tubes to facilitate drainage. I am sure the physician you choose and your surgical team will be very aware of how to address the area with the drainage tubes and putting you in a garment.
There are many garments available. Discuss this with your surgeon and their team. They will educate you about garment wear and how to care for the drains.
Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Your surgeon should offer you the best advice based on the exact procedures to be performed, but I typically recommend Marena garments that include the areas operated on, and preferably an area above and below to help minimize swelling. There are some garments that accommodate drains while others can be cut to bring the drains out as needed. Hope this helps.
Hello! It is best for you to comply with your surgeon's recommendations. Having said that, while drains are in I tend to use a binder, and after drains come out, a pull up girdle that comes up high on the abdomen, and to mid thigh.
Best of luck!
Choose a garment with maximum function and maximum quality. Ace bandages slip and never apply even pressure. Slip on pressure garments never apply maximum pressure. Velcro garments never last very long. Choose a “hook and eye” garment of highest quality. They will last over a year. This is important as I want my patients to wear waist trainer garment continuously after every 360 lipo, BBL, TT for minimum 6-8 weeks. For BBLs, wear Faja for first 4 weeks in addition to waist trainer for 6-8 weeks. Faja should cover medial thighs well below inferior gluteal creases (below knees if chubs aspirated) and extend superiorly to cover entire torso including previous wings and bra rolls (arm extensions if arms suctioned). Continuous means continuous, so you need two Fajas and two waist trainers so you always have one available while washing a garment. I want the hour glass look, no time to let up on discipline after surgery. No drains except after TT which are increasingly unnecessary.