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What to wear after Surgery?

What to wear after Surgery?

Postby MtnMomma3 » Tue May 25, 2010 1:49 pm

Hey Ladies! I have a FTT with MR and a BA scheduled for June 16. I am petite gal and carrying twins really did me in!!! I have appreciated reading all your advice.
We are traveling approx 2 hours away for my surgery and my husband and I will stay in a hotel for 3 nights after before I return home to all the kiddos. I will have help when I return, but we thought it was better to stay close right after the surgery and to give me a few days to "fully" relax with being tempted to care for the children/house.
My question is... what should I pack to have at the hotel to wear? My PS recommends something that closes in the front to wear after surgery... guess hard to put things over your head after BA. But can I wear my regular yoga pants/ tank tops after day one? Not getting large implants, just getting back what I had before nursing 3 babies, (full B/small Cish) will my xs/s cami's still fit?
Thanks in advance!!
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby kiraryker » Tue May 25, 2010 2:15 pm

I am also traveling for my mommy makeover and I brought a couple of loose fitting sweat pant type bottoms with the zip up hoodies and also I purchased a pj set that is button up the front so I won't need to raise my arms at all.

The nurse suggested that I wear very comfortable easy on easy off clothes and not anything that I care if the lipo area's leak on and also pack some kind of Puppy pee pads to put on the hotel bed incase you have any leaking so it won't run thru the sheets.

My surgery is 3 1/2hrs away but we are brining our 10yo daughter along - her and dad can play in the pool while I am relaxing.
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby swellybelly » Tue May 25, 2010 3:00 pm

I had my TT,MR & Lipo 2 1/2 weeks ago i also traveled 3 hours away... You will want loose fitting clothes the yoga pants are fine and zip up hoodies. Y ou will be put in a compression garment to hold you in I wore that and the zip up hoodies. You will want some Maxi pads different sizes to absorb drainage you will also want many and I mean many many Pillows... also in the incontinence section of the drug store they sell disposable pads for the bed so you dont drip all over everything. They are great because you can throw them away every time you get up. I also rented a walker wich was VERY helpful since you cant stand upright for a while and it also really helps you get up and down alot easier. Congratulations!!! & Good luck...The first few days are ruff but, well worth it and you start feeling better everyday... Oh and bring at least two Pillows for the ride home to help keep your tummy comfy. If you have any other questions dont hesitate to ask...
PS: one thing I didn't do and paid for was take stool softners & laxatives from day 1 ....YOU DEFINITLEY NEED TO DO THAT or it is bad it took me over a week to have a BM and it was VERY painful.
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby MtnMomma3 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:05 pm

Had not thought of pillows for the ride home.... great idea!
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby cantwait! » Tue May 25, 2010 3:43 pm

I wore button up flannel pjs and wife beaters (mens under tanks) no pants for the first week its just not comfy pulling em down...congrats and good luck;)
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby kellybell » Tue May 25, 2010 4:46 pm

Maybe you already know this, but someone else suggested to me before my TT to go out and buy underwear like 3 sizes up from your regular size (granny undies). I went to Walmart and bought some - my husband hates them but it's not like you're looking your best anyways right after surgery. That way they won't rub on your incision and are comfy for you.

I agree with the above postings. Lost of pillows are helpful. I did wear a zip up hoodie, although I never had a problem with lifting my arms to get shirts on - I was/am similiar to you in that I didn't get huge implants - I told him I was looking for large B or small C. (I'm guessing those who got larger implants probably had a harder time with the lifting their arms and soreness from the BA, etc.).

Yes, STOOL SOFTENERS - a must! I'm so glad I read that on here before or I probably wouldn't have done it. Even with taking them, it took me 4 days to have a BM - who knows how long it would have taken me if I hadn't been on them.

I still can wear the cami's that fit me from before the sx. (Although, I am busting out of them a bit!)

Good luck!
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby applebottombrat » Tue May 25, 2010 4:59 pm

Good suggestions!

I wore pull-on type sleep pants/yoga pants. I was able to wear my comfy t-shirts because my BL/BA was not that uncomfortable for me. But I did take button up PJs in case the lifting of the arms was a chore. And I used a robe with snaps up the front that made it easy for me to just slip on if I wanted to wear my CG and not much else.

I also used these round pads, like those you use when breast feeding so your milk doesn't leak onto your bra. These helped to protect my incision around my nipple when wearing my compression garment, so it didn't rub.

If you are getting liposuction to and your PS leaves the sites open then you will need kotex pads or Teva pads to absorb that drainage, so you can keep your CG as clean as possible.

Slide on shoes like flip-flops, sandals, crocs or bedroom slippers so you don't have to worry about bending over to tie shoes.

Best of luck! :D
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby kiraryker » Tue May 25, 2010 7:39 pm

Oh and my hubby said we will bring towels, pail, bottles of water incase I get sick on the ride home. Then I started to think and wonder is that stuff for me or does he want me to wash his car if I do get sick? :mrgreen: and crackers to coat your tummy with the pain pills.
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Tue May 25, 2010 8:07 pm

kiraryker wrote:Oh and my hubby said we will bring towels, pail, bottles of water incase I get sick on the ride home. Then I started to think and wonder is that stuff for me or does he want me to wash his car if I do get sick? :mrgreen: and crackers to coat your tummy with the pain pills.

LOL I had a mouth full of water and almost lost it when I read the part about your DH washing his car!
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AlliCat1 » Thu May 27, 2010 10:50 am

Go to GapBody and buy there stretchy sports bras in every color...i have lived in mine. I brought yoga pants and hoodie for the day after but honestly i was healing around the house in the sports bra, my binder, and a thin robe tied over them. Bottoms and panties are hard to get up and down solo when you pee and all. my other advice....heating pad for lower back pain!!! :(
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Thu May 27, 2010 11:10 am

AlliCat1 wrote:Go to GapBody and buy there stretchy sports bras in every color...i have lived in mine. I brought yoga pants and hoodie for the day after but honestly i was healing around the house in the sports bra, my binder, and a thin robe tied over them. Bottoms and panties are hard to get up and down solo when you pee and all. my other advice....heating pad for lower back pain!!! :(

Wow, never thought of those bras. I have to have another BA/BL this summer and want something for the time after I'm done with binding and the bra the Dr gives me and before I'm wearing regular bras again. Last time I had regular sports bras that zipped up, so easy to get on and off. But the stretchy material sounds so much more comfortable that it would be worth it if I have to put it on over my head.

Think I'll make a Gap Body trip this week. Thanks for the suggestion, as always, these posts help everybody and not just the original person asking!
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AlliCat1 » Thu May 27, 2010 11:24 am

Annie, yes, they are fabulous. I had no problem putting them over my head. So comfy! Goos luck. Are you going bigger? Or why the second BL/BA if you dont mind me asking?
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AnnieBeansprout » Thu May 27, 2010 11:59 am

AlliCat1 wrote:Annie, yes, they are fabulous. I had no problem putting them over my head. So comfy! Goos luck. Are you going bigger? Or why the second BL/BA if you dont mind me asking?

No problem. I have a leak in one of my implants. Probably a valve problem. So, getting new implants and a new lift. Only been 4 years but he's doing it all over, as one side is so different from the other right now. Probably not going bigger, but one positive for me is that I'm switching from saline to silicone. I've had BA/BL twice already, first time in 1991. Both times silicone was still illegal so finally I can switch.
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby AlliCat1 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:05 pm

Yay, im glad you are able to get silicone. Hope all goes well..you are a pro at this, haha! :)
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Re: What to wear after Surgery?

Postby rebeccaFL » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:14 am

My PS told me to buy a sports bra that zips up in the front. I cant find one anywhere! Has anyone else found one?
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