Ostomy bags are available in several different varieties. One-piece cut-to-fit bags means that the ostomy pouch and ostomy wafer are connected and cannot come apart. A cut-to-fit wafer allows you to cut the ostomy wafer to fit your specific stoma. This style of ostomy pouch is perfect for when you first have your surgery. Many times your stoma will change size and shape following surgery. By using cut-to-fit bags you will save yourself from having to throw out pre-cut bags that no longer meet your needs. A one-piece ostomy bag is easy to use because you will not have to buy two different items while making sure they work together. The wafer and pouch are connected already so there is no guess work. A one-piece ostomy bag also has a slimmer profile so it can be worn more discreetly.
We also carry 1-piece pre-cut ostomy bags. With this type of ostomy pouch, you need to know what size your stoma is so you can order the proper pouch. The wafer should fit snugly but not so tight that it cuts into the stoma. It helps to use a sizing guide to determine what size you should purchase. 1-piece convex ostomy bags are available in both pre-cut and cut-to-fit. If your stoma is recessed or lies flush with your skin then you would want to use a convex ostomy wafer because it helps push the stoma out more so stomal output can go directly inside the bag and not against the skin surrounding the stoma.