Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson narrates this instructional video that shows how to place an abdominal binder after tummy tuck. Both the one-person and two-person techniques are demonstrated.
This is a post abdominoplasty binder. The inside has no seam, while the outside has a seam and has velcro.
The objective when applying the abdominal binder is to achieve compression around the surgical site. It should be more snug when possible. That is the one person technique – the binder should be smooth without any folds.
We will also demonstrate the two person technique. Sometimes it’s advantageous and more compression can be applied when there is an assistant. The binder should be comfortable and should be over the operated area, it should not be impinging on the lower breasts and it should not be impinging on the hips.