Dressing After Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Vishnu Rumalla discusses some of the common questions that patients have about how to get dressed after plastic surgery. Our practice recommends choosing loose-fitting clothing, having someone help you dress, and always ensuring that your post-surgical binder is in correct position, if applicable. We're always here to help make your recovery smoother, so reach out at any time for more information.

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1 00:00:13.720 --> 00:00:14.509 Welcome. 2 00:00:14.510 --> 00:00:18.410 This video is being created to answer questions and concerns 3 00:00:18.411 --> 00:00:22.180 that seemingly come up in a lot of post-operative courses. 4 00:00:22.471 --> 00:00:27.143 First and foremost, do I really need to sleep in a chair? 5 00:00:27.370 --> 00:00:30.529 Yes, you need to sleep in a chair or recliner 6 00:00:30.530 --> 00:00:32.986 and not just a bed that's elevated. 7 00:00:33.586 --> 00:00:38.943 Number two is how do I keep my arms at my side and actually put clothes on? 8 00:00:39.400 --> 00:00:40.629 So Jamie over here 9 00:00:41.330 --> 00:00:43.957 is going to demonstrate that a loved one puts… 10 00:00:43.958 --> 00:00:45.786 You put your arms down low 11 00:00:46.530 --> 00:00:52.080 and they pull the jacket or article clothing over you. 12 00:00:52.110 --> 00:00:55.986 That's why we're requesting that you don't wear something 13 00:00:57.071 --> 00:01:00.743 that has to be put over your head but has a zipper or buttons. 14 00:01:01.250 --> 00:01:03.971 Next, important question that's often asked is 15 00:01:04.514 --> 00:01:06.414 what should I do with my binder? 16 00:01:06.829 --> 00:01:09.000 When most of you that have a binder, 17 00:01:10.229 --> 00:01:12.570 it's been placed at the time of surgery 18 00:01:13.014 --> 00:01:15.500 and people ask, where is the ideal position? 19 00:01:16.000 --> 00:01:22.157 The ideal position for that binder is the lower strap is over the pubis. 20 00:01:26.586 --> 00:01:29.320 And the upper strap is below the ribs. 21 00:01:29.350 --> 00:01:34.260 If the binder has ridden into your ribs and onto your chest is too high. 22 00:01:34.500 --> 00:01:38.985 If the binder is sitting completely as one single panel 23 00:01:38.986 --> 00:01:41.720 instead of two panels, then it's come together. 24 00:01:41.900 --> 00:01:44.290 If the binder is only over your hips 25 00:01:44.320 --> 00:01:47.029 where there's no coverage over the top of the abdomen, 26 00:01:47.030 --> 00:01:48.529 then it's too low. 27 00:01:48.743 --> 00:01:49.640 Thank you.

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla

Tarrant Plastic Surgery

Dr. Vishnu Rumalla is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients throughout the Greater Fort Worth area. He is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

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