Tummy control wear after surgery

Bd2608
on 12/3/17 12:24 pm
VSG on 12/11/17

Hey I'm new here. I will have VSG 12-11-17. Just curious on any tips for after... Such as are there any recommended tummy control garments or anything like that? Will I be in too much pain to wear anything like that? Thanks all. I've been reading and learning alot from you guys.

carolw1229
on 12/3/17 6:07 pm
VSG on 10/18/17

My VSG was in October. There was not a lot of pain at all. I was more comfortable in loose fitting knit pants while my incisions healed. I don't think you will want tummy control wear for a while. Good luck! You're going to do great!

Carol

Bd2608
on 12/5/17 6:07 pm
VSG on 12/11/17

Thank you.

Cecily C.
on 12/3/17 6:34 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

My hospital gave me an abdominal binder. I loved it. It just held everything in and made walking more comfortable and let me sleep on my side.

Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 163.2

Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-10.6 M3:-10.4 M4:-8.4 M5:-12 M6:-8.2 M7:-8.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-7.4 M10:-6.6

Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day)

Bd2608
on 12/5/17 6:09 pm
VSG on 12/11/17

Good to know

JourneyBound
on 12/3/17 8:25 pm
VSG on 10/09/17

I didn't have a choice, went back to work 1week later, & needed to be put together, so tummy control tights it was not comfortable, nor was my underwire bra. Both rested on incisions, not a good thing, but vanity superseded common sense. I healed well, just not comfortably. My advice is wear loose fitting as long as you can. Best of luck with the surgery!

VSG 10/9/17

HW: 294.2 SW: 286.2

CW:244 STGW: 240

Pre-op:-8 M1:-24.8 M2:-14.4

Bd2608
on 12/5/17 6:09 pm
VSG on 12/11/17

Thanks for your advice

Bakermama
on 12/4/17 6:45 am

I had my surgery one week ago today. My hospital also gave me a binder to take home. I used it for the first four days. It was the only thing that allowed me to sleep in my bed on my side, ( was able to sleep in bed the second night home, the first night was in the recliner). I have not felt the need to use it for three days now, my abdomen so much less tender now. I actually wore jeans for the first time yesterday and that amount of support felt just right. Best of luck to you! The time will pass quickly.

Bd2608
on 12/5/17 6:11 pm
VSG on 12/11/17

Jeans so soon! That's great.

reree6898
on 12/4/17 7:05 am - TN
VSG on 09/28/15

My hospital had me wear a binder and for me it was a huge help. It was good because of being adjustable so I could always ensure it was comfortable.

Had VSG on 9/28/15

Lost 161 lbs since surgery, LOST 221 lbs overall so far!!

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