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Hysterectomy Recovery

Hysterectomy and Myomectomy Recovery

Recovering from hysterectomy, myomectomy, or other lower abdominal surgeries can be daunting but with some good tips and the right products, women can feel better sooner. Using Post Op Panty is one way to help you feel better faster and decrease pain without medication.

Post-surgical compression is recommended to support weakened tissue and control swelling after hysterectomy or lower abdominal surgery. Post Op Panty is the only post operative recovery panty with anatomic compression plus a built-in silicone designed to speed recovery and increase comfort after hysterectomy, myomectomy and other lower abdominal surgeries.

Post Op Panty's anatomic compression is focused peri-incisionally to reduce swelling, sensitivity and tenderness. Post Op Panty High Waist style offers added abdominal support for weakened tissue and addresses third space fluid collection. Unlike abdominal binders, Post Op Panty addresses the incision area and provides consistent, low-grade support to best address surgical recovery.

Silicone is the only FDA approved material to address possible infection from scarring. Post Op Panty's interior silicone panel is exclusively designed to cover the surgical incision.

Recovery time depends on the type of procedure that you had and can range from six days to eight weeks. You may feel bloated and your abdomen may be quite tender. You may feel discomfort at the incision site for about 4 weeks, and any redness, bruising or swelling will disappear in 4 to 6 weeks. A feeling of burning or itching around the incision is normal.

Post Op Panty use may begin at initial dressing change with modifications (covering silicone with a pad or panty liner) until wound closure. Edema and low grade inflammation persists post-operatively throughout the proliferative stage of wound healing, up to 3 months.

Incision Healing

Post Op Panty Classic Waist Panty on post-operative patient two days after surgery.
1 cm less swelling when wearing Post Op Panty.

Post Op Panty is the ONLY post-surgical compression panty to:

Reduce Swelling & Support Abdomen

  • Medical-grade compression reduces swelling and bloating commonly known as “swelly belly” after lower abdominal surgery
  • Supports muscles weakened from surgery without the constrictive all around compression of support panties or abdominal binders

Increase Comfort

  • Medical-grade compression reduces pain and makes moving around more comfortable
  • Silicone panel covers and protects incision area to prevent discomfort from the incision rubbing against clothing

Scar Management

  • Patented, silicone panel over hysterectomy incision (horizontal, bikini cut) speeds healing
  • Silicone is the only FDA-approved material for scar care and #1 doctor recommended
  • Silicone hydrates incision and reduces itching, burning and redness

Post Op Panty is covered by most private insurance with a prescription and available in three styles to meet your post-operative needs.

Covered by Insurance

Types of Hysterectomy Surgeries

The most common type of surgical procedure for hysterectomy is known as a total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). In TAH the incision (cut) is made in the abdominal wall in order to gain access to the uterus. The uterus may alternatively be removed through an incision made within the vagina (vaginal hysterectomy) if the uterus is not overly large or when examination of the adjacent organs is not necessary. Both TAH and vaginal hysterectomy require several days of hospitalization and weeks of recovery time.

The third type of hysterectomy is a laparoscopic hysterectomy where a thin, telescope-like instrument called a laparoscope, along with small surgical instruments, are inserted into the abdomen through 3 to 4 tiny incisions, to remove the uterus. Because laparoscopic hysterectomy does not require the surgeon to make a large abdominal incision, it's a less invasive procedure than traditional methods of hysterectomy. In a laparoscopic hysterectomy, the cervix, the bottom part of the uterus, may be left intact.

Which Post Op Panty is best for each type of hysterectomy surgery?

Post Op Panty with Silicone

Abdominal Hysterectomy
Post Op Panty High Waist: Compression + Silicone Scar Care

  • Silicone panel covers horizontal abdominal incision to help prevent infection
  • Soothes and reduces redness, itching and burning of incision
  • Anatomic compression to reduce swelling and tenderness
  • High cut, fluted non-elastic waistband will not cut into tender tummy
  • Perfect right after surgery when you want full abdominal support
 

Post Op Panty Compression Only

Post Op Panty Classic Waist: Compression + Silicone Scar Care

  • Silicone panel covers horizontal abdominal incision to help prevent infection
  • Soothes and reduces redness, itching and burning of incision
  • Anatomic compression to reduce swelling and tenderness
  • Lower rise, fluted non-elastic waistband
  • Lower abdominal support
  • Protects incision
 

Post Op Panty Compression Only

Vaginal Hysterectomy
Post Op Panty High Waist: Compression Only

  • Anatomic compression to reduce swelling, bloating and tenderness
  • High cut, fluted non-elastic waistband will not cut into tender tummy
  • Full abdominal support from bra line to hips
  • NO silicone panel
 

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Post Op Panty High Waist: Compression Only

  • Anatomic compression to reduce swelling, bloating and tenderness
  • High cut, fluted non-elastic waistband will not cut into tender tummy
  • Full abdominal support from bra line to hips
  • NO silicone panel

More Hysterectomy resources:
http://www.dana-farber.org/​health-library/​recovering-from-your-​hysterectomy.aspx
http://www.hystersisters.com/
http://www.womenshealth.gov/​publications/​our-publications/​fact-sheet/​hysterectomy.cfm
http://www.health.ny.gov/​community/​adults/​women/​hysterectomy/
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/​hysterectomy/​article_em.htm