Help to recover after abdominal surgery

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Any surgery to the body (abdomen) whether it is “open” (laparotomy) or “closed” key hole surgery, is a painful experience, with recovery hampered by the feeling that your stomach has been punctured or stabbed in several places. The natural tendency to bend over, curl up and get a hot water bottle to protect the body is actually counter-productive and will lead to slower recovery with shorter and shallower breathing. “You need to stand up straight and take full deep breaths” is what the doctor orders, but not always easy to accomplish.

Using the Design Veronique abdominal binder immediately after the surgery, not only gives the patient the added protection, support, compression and comfort, but actually demands that the body is correctly positioned, with stomach in, shoulders back and deep, long full breaths – to aid and speed up recovery. Available in 6”, 9” and 12” lengths, the binder should be positioned comfortable between the top of the pubic bone to the bottom of the lowest ribs. The larger abdominal binders have pleated backs, so that the bottom panel sits over the hips (which is wider) and the top panel compressed the softer tissues of the stomach. Faster recovery, better support, feel better sooner.

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