Many individuals suffer from abdominal hernias, especially women. The most common types in females are umbilical, incisional, ventral diastasis, epigastric, and inguinal hernias. For pregnant women, umbilical (belly button/navel) hernias are especially common due to the extra pressure on the belly during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the only way to get rid of one is having surgery but luckily wearing this hernia support truss will greatly reduce your discomfort while you wait for the procedure. You can use this girdle wrap with or without the pad to provide compression to your abdominal wall so your muscles heal properly. A hernia support corset protects your incision site and reduces the chances of it recurring. This pad has a raised bump which should be placed on top of your bulge to help provide maximum compression to the hernia. The shape of the pad puts pressure directly on your hernia to help keep it confined and prevent it from protruding out more. It's silicone and plastic, surrounded by a thin Lycra cover (85% polyester, 15% spandex) making it comfortable yet tough enough to support a hernia. The Velcro on the back of the pad allows you to remove it and place it anywhere along the belt. The removeable and washable cover is made of terrycloth fabric (100% polyester) making it soft against your skin. Our innovative pad on Amazon makes our hernia brace better than cheap braces you might find at your local box store. This hernia waistband belt for a woman is easy and quick to apply! Wrapping this hernia garment bandage around your waist only takes seconds. This lightweight medical device enables you to wear it over your clothes or discreetly beneath them. The stays located on both sides of the belt make sure the brace doesn't roll down or bunch up while wearing it but can be removed if you choose. This treatment strap fits any individual as it comes in three different sizes, even if you're larger or plus size, fitting waist circumferences 23″ to 60″.