Why girdles are important for post-operative recovery
Right after most surgical interventions, a patient will have a second skin-like support in the form of compression garments or girdle. Wearing one is very vital to speed up your recovery process as well as to reduce the risks of certain infections and complications.
After the treatment, a patient must avoid putting too much pressure on the treated area. A girdle helps a patient more conveniently and comfortably, depending on the tailored advice of the surgeon. Choosing a compression garment that is made of high-quality materials that do not stretch with time is a must too. This is because the compression garment would be worn for more than a month, at all times as possible, even in the showers.
Compression garments can also help in preventing edema and hernia from happening. With a tight support on the treated area and the tissue, a patient feels more comfortable walking and moving slightly that helps in restoring the normal blood circulation and metabolism.
There would be a recommended period of time where you’ll need to wear a girdle. That’s why it is important to choose a compression garment that is made of durable and permeable materials.