Thursday, 10 July 2014

How to Choose the Best Abdominal Binders?

What is an Abdominal Binder?

Abdominal Support Belts
Abdominal Support Belts

An abdominal binder as the word suggests is an elastic band which stretches along your abdominal waist to provide support to the abdomen. It is made up of somewhat elasticized fabric like the Velcro that fit snugly around the waist and upper hips to compress the abdomen and provides the required support. The compression provided by the abdominal binder on the back helps to keep the back in a better position and also supports the abdomen.

When Do I Need an Abdominal binder?



An abdominal binder is usually advised after abdominal hysterectomy, abdominoplasty, abdominal liposuction or caesarean incision. It is almost essential to use it in the early postoperative phase of surgery. The most important function of an abdominal binder is to provide support to the abdomen and also put the required pressure on the incision site to increase the blood circulation and hence reduce the swelling. It holds the muscles together after the surgery and gives the required support. It also helps the person wearing it after the surgical incision, to perform daily activities comfortably. The constant use of the abdominal binder after the surgery provides strength to the abdominal muscles. It reduces the pressure on the abdomen and helps the patient to recover faster. The patient takes almost four to six weeks to recover.


Sacro-Lumbar Braces
Sacro Lumbar Braces

How to Choose the Best Abdominal Binder?

 
An abdominal binder is to be worn closely on the skin after the surgery therefore the quality of the abdominal binder should be of a superior elastic fabric with the required elasticity. Since, it is to be worn immediately after the surgery, it should be made of hypoallergenic material that is not only soft and smooth but also provides comfort feel to the body. There are different sizes available and it should be chosen before the surgery for the right measurement.

We recommend abdominal binders manufactured by GPC Medical Limited because of our exclusive stretch material that gives complete full all round compression and the right sizing. We also are over conscious about giving our patients products that are comfortable and are body friendly. 

You can find different types of Abdominal Support Belts & Binders at http://www.gpcmedical.com/203/410/rehabilitation-products-&-aids/abdominal-supports.html

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