What should I wear after inguinal hernia surgery?
Male patients will be advised to wear compression shorts or tight fitting boxer briefs for a few days following the repair of their inguinal hernia to help reduce the amount of swelling after surgery. There are no special brands recommended or required, as long as they are tighter fitting.
How long should I wear compression garment after hernia surgery?
We ask you to wear your abdominal binder for the first 6 weeks as much as possible, including while sleeping. Most patients find this provides added comfort and reduces pain. It is also important to reduce the fluid that accumulates above the mesh after the repair.
Do you wear a compression garment after hernia surgery?
Following their abdominal procedure, most patients find it beneficial to wear a compression garment, which is a soft, surgical girdle-like garment that fits over your abdomen and compresses it, minimizing swelling and encouraging proper healing.
Can you feel mesh after hernia surgery?
The most common issue experienced by patients with mesh repairs is a sensation of “feeling” the mesh after certain types of hernia surgeries (different surgeons use different techniques), along with pain and discomfort in the days after surgery.
How tight should Binder be after hernia surgery?
Wrap the abdominal binder around your abdomen, under your clothes, with the closures in the front. Make sure the binder is snug, but not too tight. You should be able to breathe comfortably.
Is it OK to sleep on your side after hernia surgery?
Nevertheless, if your doctor determines it is safe for you to sleep on your side, you may do so as long as you have a support mechanism tucked between your knees or ankles. A support “mechanism” can be as simple as one or two plush pillows or a specially designed foam block.
When can I stop wearing compression garment?
Some plastic surgeons may recommend still wearing it full time, but it depends on the pace of your recovery and the extent of it. How long should I wear a compression garment? Dr. Howland recommends that patients wear them for 6 weeks: 2 weeks “around the clock” and then 4 weeks for half the day.
Can I wear abdominal binder while sleeping?
It is recommended that you start wearing it during daytime hours immediately after the birth and for the first few weeks postpartum. It is not necessary or recommended to wear a postpartum belly wrap at night or anytime while you are sleeping.
What is the fastest way to recover from inguinal hernia surgery?
Gentle exercise, such as walking, can help the healing process, but you should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activities for about 4 to 6 weeks. You may find sex painful or uncomfortable at first, but it’s usually fine to have sex when you feel like it.
What is the difference between stage 1 and stage 2 compression garments?
Your Stage 1 faja is a low compression garment that is meant to fit loosely and should be worn during the day with your lipo foams and abdominal board. At night, you may remove your abdominal board. Your Stage 2 faja is a high compression garment that is meant to fit tightly and should be worn alone.
Can I stop wearing my compression garment after 4 weeks?
The first stage of wearing your compression garment lasts about four weeks after your surgical procedure. During this stage, you should wear the garment at all times. Of course you can take it off before taking a shower or a bath, but make sure that you put it back on immediately after.