In all likelihood what you wore prior to surgery, you can wear afterward with very few exceptions. Many pouching systems are made today are unnoticeable even when wearing the most clothing and styles for men and women of all ages. Depending on your stoma location you might find belts or some waistbands uncomfortable or restrictive. An option is to wear clothing with higher or looser waistbands.Women may enjoy the added support and security of cotton knits or stretchy underpants or pantyhose.
Women may also choose a swimsuit that has a lining to provide a smoother profile. Stretch panties can be worn under a swimsuit to add support and smooth out any bulges. Men may find that jockey shorts help support the pouch. Men may prefer to wear a tank shirt and trunks if the stoma is above the belt line.
Some companies offer customized underwear and intimate garments designed specifically for the ostomate. To find out more about clothing from men and women please checkout the links below: