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An abdominal binder may be used to speed-up the recovery process after abdominal surgery. Your doctor may recommend that you wear an abdominal binder after:

  • a caesarean section
  • bariatric surgery
  • an exploratory laparotomy
  • a hysterectomy
  • a tummy tuck
  • spinal surgery


A carefully-positioned abdominal binder may be used in people with spinal cord injury to help:


  • support the abdomen
  • maintain abdominal pressure
  • improve respiratory function



  • Wearing an abdominal binder may decrease post-operative pain.
  • It may also decrease psychological distress following your procedure.
  • They also may promote deep breathing.

Abdominal Binder

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