How Do You Hide Abdominal Hernias With A Binder Shirt?
Sometimes an abdominal hernia can be so severe that it creates a noticeable bulge in your abdomen that shows through your clothing. Although surgery is the only effective treatment for a hernia, some patients may need to decline or postpone hernia surgery for another medical reason. Such patients may want to wear binder shirts to minimize the appearance of the bulge, as well as to provide comfort and support. Speak to your physician about your hernia to determine the best course of action. While wearing a binder shirt or truss can be beneficial in some cases, it also can cause a strangulated hernia to worsen. Make sure to get your physician’s approval before purchasing or wearing one. Ask your physician for recommendations as to the style of binder shirt to wear. In general, there are three styles of hernia shirts. The first is shaped like a normal short- or long-sleeved shirt, but is made from a very stretchy material like neoprene or spandex. Another style is more like a girdle, with