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Where can I find this clear surgical tape? [nsfw]?

Asked by squirbel (3974 points ) December 5th, 2013

This image is of my breasts post breast reduction. I am showing it only so the tape can be identified. I need to reapply my dressings, so timely help will be appreciated.

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snowberry's avatar

I searched on Google for “transparent surgical tape” and found several brands, so I’m thinking any good drug store would carry it. Here’s a link to one of them. http://www.totalhomecaresupplies.com/ProductDetail.aspx?Name=3M_Transpore_Surgical_Tape&CategoryName=100270&gclid=CKzi9qatmbsCFTEV7Aod_V4AKg

Here are two products sold at Walgreens (not every store might have this, so you might have to ask them to order in your particular item) Nexcare Tegaderm Waterproof Transparent Dressing, and Medline Suresite Transparent Film Dressing.

squirbel's avatar

Thank you much!

gailcalled's avatar

Ordering online, no matter how much you pay, will take at least two days.Can you send a friend to a nearby Walgreens? Your doctor or nurse can’t help with this issue? They didn’t give you instructions and supplies for reapplying the dressings?

Hope it does’t hurt too much. I have a friend who did this and she was very uncomfortable for a while but thrilled with the results.

Smitha's avatar

@gailcalled is right, I did not think about that. Online ordering will take time. You can call a pharmacy and get it delivered home too. Kmart Pharmacy offers same day delivery.

squirbel's avatar

The nurses gave me lots of gauze, and an extra surgical bra, but no tape. They provided instructions, but no tape, lol.

I am going to walgreens later today.

squirbel's avatar

Ladies, what size would you say I am now? Came down from DDD.

snowberry's avatar

Call them first. You don’t need to move more than you need to.

JLeslie's avatar

Looks like Tegaderm to me. Call your doctor and maybe they will give you some if you swing by the office. Did they give you instructions about how often to change the dressing? The great thing about Tegaderm is it will stay on a long time and is fairly waterproof.

Seelix's avatar

It’ll probably be tough to determine your exact size until the swelling has gone down completely. My sister had implants and she looked much bigger immediately post-op than she did a couple of weeks later.
Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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