My doctor wants me to wear a sports bra for 4 weeks post op breast reduction. I just want a few hours a day to break from the bra. Would it be ok or would I mess up the shape and healing process? Thanks
18 Days and Wanting to Take a Break from Sports Bra?
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Removing a sports bra for a few hours a day 18
In the scheme of things, a few hours a day out of a sports type bra following a breast reduction should not have any long term untoward consequences as long as you replace it with some sort of supportive bra. You should, however, discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon.
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Most surgeons want patients to avoid an underwire bra. It is usually Ok to wear a bra without an underwire. Best to ask you surgeon.
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Support after breast reduction is important for your long term support and to help maintain the lift for longer. This has its effects over months and years. It is probably of little consequence to be out of the bra for a few hours.
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Thanks for your question. I don't think it will change any of your long term results if you take a break from your sports bra for a few hours. Usually it will feel good for a few hours to be out of it then you will miss the support that the bra offers and will feel better when you get back into the bra. Hope this helps to answer your question.
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