Bath Bench (250 lb capacity)
Beyond safety, the bench will also make your showering experience more comfortable and make the task of soaping up your body easier. With a bath bench, you will not need to bend over much to reach harder to reach spots. For many cosmetic procedures, it is advised not to bend down below the level of the heart because this action can worsen swelling and bruising and expose you to a hematoma. Additionally, a bath bench will also allow you to clean all parts of your body easily without twisting around and turning your head unnecessarily. This is a valuable benefit to patients having facial cosmetic procedures, as twisting and turning one's head excessively can worsen your symptoms. Further, if you are comfortable in letting your caregiver wash and/or rinse you off (which quite a good number of patients do), sitting on the bench will be more convenient and make your caregiver's job easier. Your caregiver will not have to reach any long distances to wash the appropriate spots.
Beyond using the bench during your recovery, this product is a great addition to your everyday life and can be used for more comfort, safety, and to have better balance while showering.
Other Bath Safety Accessories: To minimize the risk of your slipping or falling while showering during post-op, it is recommended to place a Rubber Bath Mat in the shower or bath.
Instructions For Use: You may place the bath bench in your shower or bathtub before the surgery to have it ready for the recovery period. You should test and adjust the bench to the most convenient position. Additionally, you should make sure that the suction cups stick to the floor or tub. If you are already in the recovery period, you may ask a caregiver to set the bench for you. The bench can be a vital addition during the first few days. For added safety, it is recommended to use the bath bench for the entire duration of the first week until your energy level is restored, or at least until you are of from your pain medications.
It is recommended to purchase the bench before the procedure to have enough time to try it out, make adjustments, and properly place it in the shower. If you have not placed the bench in the shower or bath before your surgery, you should ask another person for help. For many cosmetic procedures, it is not recommended to lift anything (including a bath bench) until 3-4 weeks post-op.
Applicable Procedures: Body Lifts, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Eyelid Surgery (Upper, Lower), Face lift, Liposuction, Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty), Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty).