FTM Chest Binder
Feel and look great without spending a million bucks. Made of a nylon and spandex blended material that is soft and breathable against your skin, this chest binder provides comfortable and reliable, medical-grade compression.
Whether you’re in the market for an FTM binder, gynecomastia support, or just want a flatter chest, this wrap is a great mix of value and effectiveness!
What is a Chest Binder?
A chest binder pushes breast tissue back towards the body, creating the appearance of a flat chest. They are most frequently used by transgender men or nonbinary people as an alternative to or while waiting for breast removal surgery (mastectomy).
Chest compressors are also commonly used by non-transgender (cisgender) men who have gynecomastia, a hormone imbalance causing swelling, which results in the appearance of man boobs or “moobs”.
Other common uses for a chest binding bandage include:
- Accelerated recovery by reducing movement after an injury or surgery
- For cosplay, crossplay, and other forms of costuming
- For athletics
- Lactation suppression
Features & Benefits of This Transgender FTM Binder
Easy Application & Removal
It has a single, hook and loop fastener in the front, making it incredibly easy to apply and remove without any help. Compression undergarments that look like spandex T-shirts, vests, or Underworks tank tops can be a beast to put on. So, believe me — this easy on / off is a total game changer.
This shapeshifter lays fairly flat underneath clothing for the discrete, low-profile support you desire. It’s easy to hide under semi-loose clothing, unlike high neckline and wide shoulder strap garments. Comprised of a thin, medical-grade nylon and spandex compression material, which is designed to move with your body while eliminating problem curves and bulges.
Can reduce the appearance of boobs by two bra cup sizes, possibly more. For an even greater breast flattening effect, pair with a sports bra.
Includes 2 Removable Stays
Two supportive, removable stays help prevent the binding chest wrap from rolling or bunching during wear. They can be removed for washing or to minimize seam lines.
One of the tough things for our non-binary friends is that most binders are often designed to be worn under traditionally masculine clothes. But this binder gives you the freedom to wear whatever you feel comfortable in, including strapless dresses or spaghetti-strap tops.
Two Sizes Fit Most
Selecting your size has never been easier, considering our binder is only available in two sizes. But, before purchasing, make sure to use a soft, flexible tape measure to find the circumference around the fullest part of your chest, in inches.
Aside from this FTM chest wrap, we offer many other plus size supports for larger people to help with knee, back, abdominal pain, and more.
Is Breast Binding Safe?
Even though there are some risks, binding your chest is generally considered safe if done responsibly and carefully.
Make sure to read our tips below, explaining how to bind without causing yourself pain, risking a possible rib injury, etc.
6 Rules to Bind Your Chest Safely
If you're a trans man or gender non-conforming individual, you’ve probably seen lots of advice, instructing you to bind safely. Often times, this advice is never elaborated on, leaving you will little understanding of what “binding safely” truly means. Here are 6 tips, including do’s and don’ts on how to bind safely:
Don’t Wear for Longer Than 8 Hours at a Time
Always bind for less than 8 hours per day — the more breaks and time you can go without, the better! Your body will appreciate the rest. Excessive binding for long hours every day can lead to breathing trouble, back pain, and skin irritation over time.
Remove Before Sleeping
Always take off your FTM chest binder before you sleep. Also, remove it before exercising. Sports bras were made to move with you as you workout, while a binder can make physical activity and heavy breathing difficult.
Don’t Use DIY Tactics
Never use “DIY” materials like duct tape or ACE bandages to bind your chest. Binding with these materials can restrict your ability to breathe and move properly, causing serious injuries and complications such as cracked ribs. See our fractured rib treatment brace.
Leave it to the professionals and purchase a chest binder specifically designed for the task. If purchasing a binder is out of the question, double-up on sports bras or seek out a gently-used compression shirt.
Listen to Your Body
As a general rule of thumb, if it hurts, stop. Take a break from binding and talk to your doctor. In the meantime, experiment with different ways to hide your chest without binding. Pain is a clear indicator that something isn’t right.
Be on the lookout for any kind of bruising, redness, swelling, trouble breathing, chest tightness, soreness that lasts on binder-free days, and dehydration if your binder makes you sweaty.
Take Your Measurements
Take your measurements and refrain from purchasing a binder that’s two sizes too small. Your binder should provide a snug fit, but you should always be able to take a deep breath easily without any discomfort. Resist the temptation to go a size smaller for an even flatter chest — it's not worth the risk of real injury.
Keep it Clean
To avoid skin irritation, your binder should always be clean and dry. Make sure to wash it frequently. Consider buying two or three binders so you can alternate for washing.
For additional information, read our FAQ below or check out BuzzFeed’s article, “All the Questions You Had About Chest Binding, but Were Afraid to Ask.”
Frequently Asked Questions About This Gynecomastia Treatment Bandage
- What is this binder used for? Specifically designed to safely compress your chest, flattening breast tissue to create a masculine appearance, improving mood and boosting self-esteem.
- Who can wear this bandage? Anyone who is looking to compress their chest for various reasons, such as for suppression of gender dysphoria, gynecomastia, a generally less-feminine appearance, concealing large breasts, cosplay or other forms of costuming, athletic purposes, accelerated recovery after surgery, or lactation suppression.
- What size should I get? Before purchasing, use a soft, flexible tape measure to find the circumference around the fullest part of your chest, in inches. Review our sizing to select the correct size.
- When should I wear it? In most cases, this chest binder can be worn safely in 6-8 hour increments or less. If you get uncomfortable, listen to your body and take a break. Don't bind while you sleep or if you're feeling sick. Take precaution and talk to your doctor for specific usage instructions.
- What is it made of? Made of a nylon and spandex blend with a medical-grade, hook and loop closure. All components are latex free.
- How do I put it on? Position the binder behind your body at chest level with the fastener facing inward. Fold in the left side, making sure to pull tight. Wrap around the right side, attaching the fastener to the padded area. The two stays help prevent rolling and bunching but can be removed for washing.
- Washing Instructions: Hand wash in warm water with mild soap. Allow the binder to air dry completely before reapplying. Do not use high temperatures to wash or dry.
- Other Features:
- Latex free
- Two convenient sizes fitting average to plus size individuals
- Safe alternative to DIY techniques
- Color: White.
I got this in hopes it would help my dsyphoria, I have a large chest and it works great and it is so freeing not having straps