Benefits of Wearing a Compression Garment after a Hysterectomy

How to Wear a Bellefit Girdle

We are going to look at the benefits of compression garment after a hysterectomy.

  1. After major abdominal surgery, managing pain is an important element of recovery.
  2. Choosing the right compression garment will help support a healthy post-surgical recovery.
  3. Once the compression garment is on, it also helps reduce discomfort, making it easier to move.

What is a Hysterectomy

  • A hysterectomy, or TAH, is a surgical procedure performed to remove a woman’s uterus.
  • Sometimes hysterectomies are performed in conjunction with another procedure, a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, or BSO.
  • BSO is the surgical removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. When performed together, these procedures are commonly known as a TAH/BSO.
benefits of compression garment after hysterectomy
Surgeon performing Hysterectomy

Reasons for Performing a TAH or a TAH/BSO

  1. Endometriosis
  2. Very heavy vaginal bleeding
  3. Uterine prolapse (uterus collapses into vagina)
  4. Chronic pelvic pain
  5. Uterine fibroids

Should You Undergo a Hysterectomy Even if You Don’t Require It?

  • Some women elect to have the procedure done because of a family history of uterine or ovarian cancer.
  • Regardless of the underlying reason for a TAH or TAH/BSO, it is a major surgical procedure that requires significant recovery time.

In addition to the physical challenges of recovery, women sometimes experience a sense of loss at the removal of the very organs responsible for their reproductive drive. Women require sensitive, gentle care during this recovery period.

Benefits of Compression Garment After Hysterectomy

Just like they help a woman recover after a c-section, compression garments or abdominal binders can help a woman speed her recovery from a hysterectomy. The medical-grade compression offered by a Bellefit corset will help

  • Stabilize the abdomen by supporting the incision.
  • Reduce swelling by encouraging the body to remove excess fluid from the surgical site.

Compression garments also help improve blood flow and reduce the risk of blood clots following surgery. Because of an 8-10 inch abdominal incision, women recovering from hysterectomies should opt for the Dual Closure Girdle or the Corset.

These are the recommended compression garments to wear after a hysterectomy. Women also use the abdominal binder after pregnancy:

The Dual Closure Girdle® by Bellefit

dual closure c-section girdle with hooks and side zipper

 The Dual Closure Girdle is the most versatile compression garment for women recovering from abdominal surgery: by opening the hooks and the zipper, the girdle becomes quite simple to put on.

The Bellefit Corset

medical postpartum corset

The Corset, with hooks down the center of the garment, is also a very popular choice among women seeking a high quality compression garment. The corset also opens wide to make putting it on easier.

The Verdict on Compression Garments

In conclusion, we’ve learned that:

  1. After major abdominal surgery, managing pain is an important element of recovery.
  2. Choosing the right compression garment will help support a healthy post-surgical recovery.
  3. Once the compression garment is on, it also helps reduce discomfort, making it easier to move.

The compression provided by the girdles can even feel like a source of comfort and confidence as a woman moves into a new phase of her life, leaving the troubles of her uterus behind her.

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