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How do you know what size support Bra to buy after surgery?

  • HappilyMarried34
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  • 8 months ago

I've heard that I should have an extra button down/zip up the front support bra, to wear while I'm cleaning the one I got from the hospital after surgery. But I have no idea what size to buy? I know I'm going to be swollen, so should I buy one that fits me now? Or should I buy one that's a little smaller then I am now? I'm so confused. If you have been through this please help. I'm not sure I'm gonna want to go bra shopping right after surgery :P I'm 34DDD now, I tried on a 36D front closure bra at Walmart and I couldn't get it to close around my breast, should I try a 38D, I'm so confused, please help! What did any of you do, how did you decide on what bra to buy for your self post op?

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I haven't yet had my op but my PS advised me on the size to buy - can you ask yours for their opinion?
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I'm gonna ask him or his assistant next time I talk to them. She probably has an idea of what size Support bra to buy :)
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My PS provided the bra. It is from www.isavel.com. It is great, it's made specifically for post op.all sutures outside so they do not apply pressure on your nipples or wounds.
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I was reading a clever post from a women who recently had her breast reduction. She had the same dilemma. She couldn't figure out what size to buy, so what she did was, she bought Ace bandages and wrapped her breast when she got out of the shower. Then she'd wash her bra, and put it back on after it was cleaned. She said wrapping her breast with an Ace bandage gave her even more support then the support bra. So, if I cant figure out what size to by, then I'm just gonna do what she did. :)
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Thats what i did too! Then i got a marena bra.
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I cant wait until I can buy one of those Genie Bra's at the Walmart check out, they look so comfy :) the Marena bra looks comfy too :)
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