Hip pain under binder?

vacationlover
on 11/21/17 7:38 am

Hi! I am 8 days out from my torsoplasty, and will be asking my dr this same question when I see him again tomorrow :)

I am wearing a binder. I have a belt line incision that goes over my hips. I prefer to sleep on my side, which puts pressure on the incision (and, dr prefers I side sleep). My left hip is getting so sore to the touch from the binder (and looks a little bruised and swollen). Any suggestions on how to make this feel better?

thanks!

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

Heather L.
on 11/21/17 11:38 am - North Vancouver, Canada
VSG on 03/26/15

I had to put some maxi pads in some strategic places to reduce pressure/rubbing from the binder near my hips, especially since my binder wanted to ride up and would rub my incisions and drain holes on my sides.

VSG Mar 26, 2015 Dr. Sharadh Sampath -- 5'3" -- 45YO -- HW: 294 - SW: 261 - CW: 177 - GW: 150 (140? 133?)
Bi-lateral Brachioplasty May 8, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid
Lower Body Lift Oct 2, 2017 Dr. Owen Reid

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vacationlover
on 11/21/17 12:20 pm

Oh- great idea! I don't have any handy right now, but I'll try to find something similar...

thanks!

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

MargaretMae
on 11/21/17 3:05 pm
VSG on 10/25/16

I do lots of ice packs. I don't think anything works better for me. I keep them in tube socks so they don't freeze hurt my skin. I had a long/T inclusion inner thigh lift and have a huge long one I got in the hospital that freezes almost solid. I sleep with every night.

vacationlover
on 11/22/17 5:23 am, edited 11/21/17 9:23 pm

I ended up periodically icing yesterday, and shifting my foam pad over a bit to cover that spot, and it seems a little better today :)

I also started walking a little less last night- walking seems to make it worse.

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

vacationlover
on 11/27/17 4:28 am

In the end, nothing really fixed the pain except- 1) not laying on that side for several days 2) waiting.

yesterday was my first day with almost no hip pain. Yay! It was so nice.

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

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