You will wake up in the recovery room with your abdominal binder on. This compression binder is a very important part of the surgery, and critical to the best outcome. There are many reasons to be diligent in wearing this. 1 - protection of muscle 2 - Seroma (fluid collection) prevention. Fluid collects in space, therefore, wearing a snug abdominal binder will largely reduce the possibility of collection. 3 - Reduces tension on incision line, decreasing risk of abnormal scarring. 4 - Comfort. It will give support for both abdominal muscles, as well as your back.