How long after top surgery Do I have to wear a binder?

How long after top surgery Do I have to wear a binder?

We advice you to wear a compression binder after Top Surgery, 24/7 for at least 4 weeks. The binder helps prevent fluid build up and aids the skin in adhering back to the chest wall.

Do zip up binders work?

Binders with zippers work exactly as well as binders without. If the binder fits correctly, a closed zipper functions in the same way as a sewn seam. (Image: Last week’s stack of binders with side zippers .

How much does a FTM binder cost?

Prices range from $25-45 USD. gc2b Transitional Apparel provides high quality FTM chest binders at an affordable price, $33-35.

Can I lay on my back after top surgery?

Plan to sleep on your back with several pillows to elevate the head of your bed. This is to lessen the amount of swelling you experience, which may worsen in the first few days after surgery before getting better. Plan to sleep on your back for the first 6 weeks after surgery while your chest heals.

How long after top surgery before you can sleep on your side?

Use pillows to raise your arms above your heart. This prevents swelling. Sleep on your back, not your side, for at least 6 weeks.

Do binders work on small chests?

If you’re small chested, you have the luxury of being able to use the binders that are not as long, and not as wide. Double Collection’s High Strength Velcro Short Binder has a five-star compression rating, and works best for small chested individuals.

How can I flatten my chest without a binder?

A tight sports bra or undershirt under one or two larger shirts, like a button up shirt hanging loose, (shirts with pockets on the chest are particularly good) can make your chest look dramatically smaller.

Can you swim with a binder on?

You can! Like most swimsuits, our binders are made from a spandex + nylon blend. The material will not be damaged by water or swimming. We suggest wearing a size up from your regular fit, as it is important not to bind too tightly while exercising.

How long can you wear TransTape?

to 5 days
Although TransTape is safe to wear for up to 5 days, it is always best to listen to your body and know when it is time to safely remove your tape. By safe removal, we mean ALWAYS with the aid of oil.

How can I bind my chest without a binder?

Trans Tape is adhesive tape designed to allow you to bind safely without a binder. It comes in a variety of colours for different skin tones, and also can be used for packing and tucking. You can also buy an oil to help remove the tape without damaging your skin. You can find out more about Trans Tape here.

  • August 25, 2022