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Benefits of Compression Garment after a Hysterectomy (With Video)

Benefits of Compression Garment after a Hysterectomy (With Video)

There are many post surgical compression garments you can pick from, but what do you wear after a hysterectomy? In this article, 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.
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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.
  • A 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

So, what do you wear after a hysterectomy? Recovering from a hysterectomy can be a lengthy and painful process. According to the NHS, it can take up to 8 weeks to fully recover. There are ways that you can speed up your recovery - and that is one of the benefits of compression garments.

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.

Other benefits of compression garments include, improving blood flow and reducing 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.

At Bellefit we want to insure that you are getting all of the benefits of compression garments after your hysterectomy. Because of that, we put together a little list of the best compression garments to use after a hysterectomy.

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 benefits of compression garments such as that provided by girdles can 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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Cynthia Suarez

  • Jul 08, 2016
  • Category: News