Final consult questions - Help!!

  • my3flyers
  • South Dakota
  • 1 year ago

I met with my surgeon today to go over last minute breast reduction questions.  I was very surprised when he gave me some of my answers.  I asked about a compression bandage or special bra to go home in and he said the bandage would be very minimal and that I wouldn't "need" to wear a bra if I didn't feel like wearing one.  From what I have read on real self this seems to go against the norm.  He did say that he personally doesn't recomend the sports bra type garments.  I wonder what his reasoning for the no bandaging/bra would be. I don't want to second guess his procedure (as he's one of the best surgeons in our area) but it makes me a little nervous after reading so many stories of sureons wanting their patients to wear certain bras for so many weeks post op. Comments - Questions - Experience- all of the above more than welcome.  Thanks!!

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First off I need to say that your doctor should be answering all of your questions.  There should be none left unanswered.  Keep asking and make sure he answers.   If not then keep looking for another doctor.  

My doctor told me several times that I was to wear the compression bra for up to 6 months.  It helps in the shaping of the breasts after surgery.  It actually feels good and helps keep swelling down immediately after surgery.  I realize each doctor has a different approach.  But coming from a woman who had this surgery the bras really helped me take shape.  

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Every dr is different. My Dr won't let me wear any tight or compression bras. I want to-seems like it would help, but he said it would be bad for healing. But I have to wear a light bra all the time. Not sure if it's the procedure, size, or theory...