You may be concerned about the clothing you can wear after stoma surgery. Explore some simple tips for men and women here, and learn what clothing choices work best after stoma surgery.
After you’ve recovered from stoma surgery, you may be concerned about what you can wear. You may wish to keep your clothing loose for the first couple of weeks, because your tummy may feel uncomfortable. But the good news is that in a few weeks, you should be able to wear your usual clothes.
Wearing tight-fitting clothes will not affect your stoma. However, if the operation was an emergency and the location of your stoma was not planned in advance, it may be necessary to adjust the waistline on your clothes slightly.
Clothing tips for men with a stoma
Clothing tips for women with a stoma
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