Frequently Asked Questions On Abdominal Binder
Abdominal binders are wide compression belts that encircle the abdomen. These belts come in many sizes and widths. An abdominal binder may be prescribed to speed-up the recovery process after abdominal operations. It relieves pain and provide support to the affected area.
An abdominal binder may be recommended after:
- a caesarean section
- bariatric surgery •an exploratory laparotomy
- a hysterectomy
- a tummy tuck
- spinal surgery
A properly fitted, carefully-positioned abdominal binder may be used in people with spinal cord injury to help:
- support the abdomen
- maintain abdominal pressure
- improve respiratory function
An abdominal binder may be used after a hysterectomy as it:
- holds your abdominal muscles together to relieve pain
- increases circulation at your surgical site to promote healing and decrease swelling
- makes physical activity more comfortable
- strengthens abdominal muscles
- Binding your abdomen reminds your abdominal muscles how to behave. The compression helps the abdominal muscles to snap back from being stretched to accommodate the baby.
- Wearing a compression garment helps to heal the incision faster because compression will increase blood flow to that area and help reduce the swelling around the incision.