Can You Wear A Posture Corrector After A Tummy Tuck?

While some posture correctors focus mainly on the shoulders, there are also other styles with a much wider coverage area, even sometimes reaching from the back of the neck down to the lumbar region.

The latter will sometimes require straps to hug around your waist and/ or midsection. While this is great for back support, it may pose as a hindrance when recovering from any type of abdominal procedure. So is it safe to wear fresh after getting an operation?

Can Wearing A Back Brace Affect Recovery After Abdominal Surgery?

In the case of a tummy tuck, which is one of the most common types of abdominal procedures today, you would expect a cut across your stomach, generally somewhere below your belly button.

This may or may not be an area that your brace comes into direct contact with but it is important to note that the blood circulation throughout your whole abdominal skin (and neighboring areas) will change. Applying any sort of compression near or on the area itself may disrupt blood flow and cause tissue loss.

To speed up recovery, the skin needs time to establish the new blood supply thoroughly without experiencing complications along the way. Because of this, we highly suggest refraining from wearing a back brace while still recovering from abdominal surgery.

How Long Should You Wait After Surgery?

It really all depends on how your body is healing from the physical trauma post-tummy tuck. Some patients tend to heal faster, while some have longer recovery periods since everyone’s system reacts differently to varying procedures.

To stay on the safe side, we highly advise following your surgeon’s directions when it comes to wearing a posture corrector after your tummy tuck surgery. Religiously attending your follow up sessions will also help you better determine the status of your progress and get a better idea as to when you can wear your back brace again.

For those looking for an average estimate, it is best to wait at least 6 weeks post-operation before attempting to use a posture corrector, and about 3 to 6 months before you should slowly get back to your usual routine.

Does Getting A Tummy Tuck Improve Posture?

More often that not, those who opt to get a tummy tuck see a progressive and noticeable improvement in their posture. This is because all the fat and excess skin taken off your total body mass can greatly lighten the load that your muscles and bones have to carry on a daily basis. This makes it easier to stand upright and hold a healthy posture.

Furthermore, a tummy tuck is known to surgically tighten weakened muscles, which provides much needed abdominal support to your spine and therefore reducing back pain, shoulder pain, and giving your muscles enough strength to carry a better bearing.

Top 4 Posture Correctors That We Recommend After Recovery:

Options with wider coverage area: