Binder or Faja After a Tummy Tuck: Comprehensive Guide to Making the Right Choice

Binder or Faja After a Tummy Tuck

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If you’re having a tummy tuck soon, you’re probably researching everything about this procedure, including the recovery process. You might be wondering whether you’ll be instructed to wear a binder or faja after a tummy tuck – what’s the difference exactly, and which option is better for your health? You will find the answers to these questions in the text below. Explore the distinctions and advantages of our premium fajas and binders at Navanah. Crafted with precision, our products ensure you receive the best support tailored to your recovery needs.

Binder or Faja After a Tummy Tuck

What Are Fajas and Binders?

A faja and a binder are types of compression garments commonly used after plastic surgeries, such as a tummy tuck. Following this procedure, a patient is quite swollen – this is a normal side effect of any surgery. Compression garments are here to help reduce that swelling and consequently reduce the pain levels you experience. Fajas and binders are crucial for recovery – they speed up the healing process and help it run smoothly, without any complications. 

Comparing Binders and Fajas

Should you wear a faja or a binder following your surgery? There’s a lot of debate about this, but ultimately, it all comes down to your doctor’s preferences. They will advise you on what to wear based on their experience and practices. It’s always recommended to follow your doctor’s instructions – if you don’t understand why they’ve chosen one type of compression garment over the other, don’t hesitate to ask. 

Quality and Material

There are many different brands out there – the materials they use and the quality of their products can differ a lot. Of course, you can find both binders and fajas of top quality, made of comfortable materials that are pleasant to the skin. Both types of garments can be a great choice for your recovery – but it’s vital to pick the brand that makes a good product.

Comfort and Fit

Both types of garments are designed to fit comfortably on your body – not too loose, but also not too tight. You don’t want your compression garment to stop your circulation. It should feel comfortable and you should be able to wear it 24/7. 

Binder or Faja After a Tummy Tuck - Choosing the Right Option for Your Needs

However, there is one small difference between a faja and a binder when it comes to comfort. Abdominal binders are designed to support just the area of the abdomen, as their name suggests. Professional fajas, on the other hand, support the entire midsection of the body. This means that they cover the gluteal area and the thighs as well as the abdomen. In that sense, fajas can be a bit more comfortable since they support a larger area.  

Binder or Faja After a Tummy Tuck – Choosing the Right Option for Your Needs

When it comes to efficiency, both options are pretty good. Still, best fajas seem to be a bit more popular, considering that they provide support to the larger area of the body. Your doctor will be the one to make a decision that fits your needs best – the individual approach to each patient is pretty important. Either way, as long as you wear any type of compression garment, your recovery should be smooth and effortless. 

After the Tummy Tuck, Use Navanah’s Fajas and Have a Speedy Recovery

If you and your doctor come to the conclusion that a faja is the right choice for you, be sure to pick one of Navanah’s excellent models. Our brand offers fajas of the highest quality, made of durable and breathable materials designed to speed up the recovery process. Check out what Navanah has for you – we know you’ll find something in our collection that will suit you perfectly.


Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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