WHY GIRDLES ARE IMPORTANT FOR POST-OPERATIVE RECOVERY
There is a set of rules to be followed after any cosmetic surgery procedure that will ensure a better and faster recovery for the patient. Starting with the day the surgery is performed, for the next few weeks or even months, you must follow the doctor’s recommendations.
After you leave the clinic, you will be required to take it slow for a time to allow the body to recover. But even the day you get home, the doctor will recommend you take short walks around the house, garden, or neighborhood. Walking will help with the recovery process and prevent potential complications like blood clots. Slight discomfort is normal for the first few days or weeks after the surgery, depending on the type of procedure you had done.
Another important recommendation that should not be overlooked is wearing a girdle after some types of surgery. Many ask why the girdle is essential for post-operative recovery and why all the doctors insist on it. Aside from the fact that the girdle will help decrease swelling and lumpiness, it will also provide a better shape after the procedure. Some will only be required to wear it for a few weeks, but for better results it is recommended to wear the girdle for four or even five months after your cosmetic surgery.
Wearing the girdle is not painful, and most patients don’t even mention discomfort. It has the unique capacity to reduce edemas, compress the skin, and stimulate the draining of fluids. The girdle is required to be worn day and night after the surgery for at least a month. When the doctor allows it, you can start wearing the girdle for only 12 hours a day. For your comfort and improved aesthetic results, it is recommended you wear the girdle for as long as your doctor advises you to.
There are always some patients who decide to stop wearing the girdle as soon as they feel like they have recovered, without understanding the benefits and the importance of keeping the girdle on for an extended period of time. If you feel like you really need to stop wearing the girdle because it is too tight and it is causing itchiness or a burning sensation, see your doctor before doing anything else. The solution to your issue might be as easy as loosening the girdle. As we always say, it is crucial to discuss everything with your doctor, who has the knowledge and experience to explain things in detail and give you the best choices that will ensure an optimal recovery time and long-lasting results.
Wearing the girdle is an important step in the recovery process, just as crucial as taking the antibiotics that were prescribed for you or avoiding lifting heavy things. Your doctor will be the one to advise you on the appropriate time to wear the girdle, so always follow his recommendations.