How Long After Breast Implant Removal can I Wear Underwire Bras?
- Asked by brownies123 in nh
- 1 year ago
Hello, I am one week postop for breast implant removal. I forgot to ask my surgeon if I should massage the scars and also how long I should wait before wearing an underwire bra? He said I could wear a normal bra instead of my sports bra but I forgot to ask about underwire bras.
Bra after Breast Surgery?
I suggest that you call your plastic surgeons' office; every surgeon has a different “protocol”. it's best to follow his, since he is ultimately responsible for your care.
Regular VS Underwire Bra after Breat Implant Removal
There is nothing nefarious or magical about underwire bras. They appear to place higher pressure along the bottom rim (inframamary fold) of the breat giving a visual greater definition to the breast. The question for the surgeon would be: is there a reason why he would prefer to postpone the application of such forces along the bottom of the operated breasts?
Your surgeon needs to answer the question since he knows what could be done. In the ordinary breast implant removal case there is no reason why a bra choice should be restricted.
Peter A Aldea, MD
Bra with underwire
Every surgeon is different about allowing udnerwire bras. you should ask your surgeon what his preference is.
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I personally have patients wear a soft bra for 6 weeks before wearing a push-up or underwire type of bra. However, that also depends on how well the patient has healed. I also let people start scar massage as soon as the skin is healed and no long raw. Your surgeon may have different ideas about the proper postop regime.
Please call him then
The proper thing to do is jsut to call his office and ask the question, do not direct it onto the internet.
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