For post op use, you really need to have someone else put this on you, as you can’t move your arms. I like the way this binder feels in general, however the reason I am giving 4 stars is the length is a problem. It rolls up at the bottom, which is rather annoying. If you wear the short style binder (by itself, without the tshirt attached), you might understand what I mean. My surgeon likes it as well.
I'm reviewing a lot sooner than I normally would (I'm 2 days post-op), but I have to say that this is a very comfortable binder. I'm a pretty chunky guy (5'3-180lbs) but I bought the smaller binder (up to 45") and it's amazing. The way it sits is perfect for placing your drain clamps and the fabric doesn't fray easily nor does it roll up at all. It's nice and tight without restricting your breathing at all. I hate binding, so much so that I stopped fairly quickly after I started, it was just too uncomfortable, but this one is awesome. 10/10 would recommend.
I was required to wear a binder for a week after top surgery. The neoprene binder the hospital gave me was a carpet roll sweaty nightmare, on top of the aches and pains of recovery. I had bought this binder online just in case, and it was so much more breathable and comfortable, and let me sleep easier at night. I didn't need help putting it on and off, and was able to adjust it in places because it was so stretchy. When I went for my post-op appointment, my doctor asked me where I got it because he thought it was better than what they were issuing. Would def recommend this. I am 5'2 and I bought the smaller one, and it fit perfect.