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Great Binder set for help during hysterectomy recovery

Packaged together – Great Binder Set

The Great Binder Set was created to make it easy for customers to get the products they will need and conveniently packaged for savings.

It comes with an Abdominal Binder, the Pocket Binder (with 2 cold packs), and with the Silky Sac Laundry bag – for easy care and laundry.

Why a binder after hysterectomy?

Compression after a laparoscopic hysterectomy or open abdominal hysterectomy, myomectomy, c-section, appendectomy, hernia surgery, or tummy tuck is helpful to your recovery.

Our binders provide support directly to your tummy and back, allowing you to move with less pain and greater mobility. Compression aides to reduce recovery time. Our abdominal binders provide incision support, help prevent tearing, and make it easier to get out of bed, move and walk.

In this set you will receive one Abdominal Support Binder, one Perfect Pocket Abdominal binder with 2 cold/heat packs, and a Silky Sac to make washing a breeze.

Read more about the Great Binder Set.

 

Which binder? Or both?

Question: You have two binders in your store and you package them together and sell them separately. Do I need them both? If I can only buy one, which one should I buy?

We think the best way to answer your question is to tell you a little bit about both binders and explain the differences and how they are used. 

Abdominal Binder

The abdominal binder is 6” tall which is much better sizing for women than the typical 9” and 12” binders most hospitals provide.  It velcro closes to allow you to determine the amount of compression that feels best on your belly. 

With darts sewn in the back that helps contour and sizing, the binder fits a woman’s torso. The contoured shape keeps the binder from rolling or twisting as you move around. Used for all stages of your abdominal (hysterectomy, tummy tuck, c-section) recovery, the binder adds gentle to firm compression.

Pocket Binder

The pocket binder is also 6” tall and has a mesh pocket in the front. The pocket’s cold/heat packs can either be frozen (soft freeze) or warmed (in the microwave) to provide cooling comfort to fresh incision or warm for a sore belly after several weeks post-surgery if your doctor approves of heating pad.

We package the two binders together with a laundry bag (the Silky Sac) and two cold/hot packs in the Great Binder Set.

Or the binders can be purchased separately.

When to use the Pocket Binder

We often tell women that the pocket binder is great for your tender tummy right after you’ve had surgery to help with gentle compression and ice pack. Then, you can continue to use the pocket binder without a cold pack by adjusting the binder using the velcro closure.

If you want or need heating against your tummy for this surgery or any other tummy aches in the future, the pack can be heated and even worn under clothes.

When to use the Abdominal Binder

This binder is the general, all purpose binder that fits nicely, has velcro closure to adjust to your needs. It can be worn under your pajamas, your clothing, while you sleep or during the day as you recover. 

To us, its a toss up if you could buy just one. Some of us would vote for the pocket binder – because you can use it with or without the cold/hot packs. Some would vote for the simple abdominal binder because it is no frills and simple.

So we aren’t sure we’ve answered your question but perhaps the information and details we’ve provided can help you determine which binder would be the best option for you – if you can buy only one. 

Abdominal binder
Pocket binder
Great Binder Set

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store

Woman showing how to measure for binder

How are the binder sizes measured?

Question: How are the binder sizes measured?

All measurements (and sizes) in the Hysterectomy Store are described in inches. Using a tape measure, measure around your abdomen, below your belly button and above your hips, specifically across your incision area and not your natural waist.

Abdominal Binder Sizes

  • 24″-30″ fits our “Small”
  • 30″-36″ fits our “Medium”
  • 36″-42″ fits our “Large”
  • 42″-48″ fits our “X-Large”
  • 48″-54″ fits our “2X-Large”

Pocket Binder Sizes

  • 31-36″ fits our Extra-Small/Small
  • 35″- 50″ fits our Medium/Large
  • 48″- 58″ fits our XL/2XL (add $4.00)

Can’t decide which size? Or are you on the border between two? Make sure to take swelling into account. But you should also know that the binders are capable of stretching as they are made from elastic (but no latex). 

We do offer value pricing if you want to purchase two of the same size or different sizes.  However be aware of our return policy. We can not accept merchandise that is not in its original packaging.

Note: We do not accept returns on opened binders so we ask that you measure and order carefully.

Be kind to yourself,
Bluebird Sisters(tm)
Hysterectomy Store

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