I am a post Bariatric Surgery patient. I had Vertival Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG). I also have an umbilical vebtral hernia. I have lost 125 pounds in the last year. I don't suffer from much loose skin thankfully but this hernia I have is very noticeable and brings me great sadness and discomfort and low self esteem. I've been wearing traditional abdominal binders for 4 years now. The 977 is my first full vest binder and I love it!! It just arrived today and took only 3 business days to ship. Thank you!! I feel already like a new man. It's light and not bulky. There are no lines of a binder showing and it is already keeping my hernia and what little loose skin I have in place. Why didn't I get this item 4 years ago??!!! For anyone suffering from hernia or post weight loss surgey, I recommend this binder, the 977, as it has a cotton lined inside. It feels like a traditional abdominal binder but a vest. I'm in love! I am getting a second one. I'm going to wear it to the gym and everywhere I go until I get this hernia repaired. I'm a very excited person right now. Thank you for your prompt and speedy and great customer service.