An abdominal support garment will need to be worn after a tummy tuck operation. Also known as compression garments, this device will help minimize swelling from the procedure. They will also help with any discomfort and support healing tissues.
Compression Garments
Depending on the extent of your tummy tuck operation and how fast your body heals, the length of time you’ll have to wear compression garments can vary, in most cases it’s to be worn for several weeks for 24 hours of the day.

The compression garment will be wrapped snugly around your abdomen – tight, but not so tight that it cuts off circulation. In fact, some of the garments resemble a super-strength girdle, while others run from below the breasts down to the knees. These longer items are used in cases where the patient has had thigh liposuction as well as the tummy tuck.

A compression garment or binder wraps the abdomen, and is often made from elastic material that normally has a Velcro strip so it can be closed in place easily.

The compression garment will be a big help as your body heals, making sure the process is done evenly and smoothly. It will also help in the recovery stage by preventing unwanted bumps or lumps from forming. What’s more, the garment will help stop leakage from blood vessels into the tissues – something that also impairs healing – which can prevent medical complications from occurring after surgery.