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.
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: 166.2
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics (LBL, medial thigh lift, fat transfer to rear) 5/08/18
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 Both rested on incisions, not a good thing, but vanity superseded common sense.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!
HW: 294.2 SW: 286.2 CW:174.6
STGW: 170 LTGW:140
Pre-op:-8 M1:-25.4 M2:-16.8 M3:-15.6 M4:-13.8 M5:-5.4 M6:-8.6 M7:-9.2 M8:-5 M9:-5.6 M10:-2.4
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.