Breast lift and fat transfer at the same time: Will the bra be too tight and kill the fat cells? Tight bra needed after a lift?

Is the bra worn after a breast lift tight, and is it important to wear a tight garment; does it affect the result, will the scars stretch without it or something? I have heard that after a fat transfer, it would be bad to wear anything tight on the area, and some doctors have said it would be good to even be without a bra alot if you have smaller breasts, to keep good blood flow so the fat cells will survive. What kind of garment is best when doing a lift and fat transfer at the same time?

Doctor Answers (2)

Post op garment

This is definitely something you want to ask your plastic surgeon since each of us tends to have a different answer. My patients are told, however, to simply wear a supportive bra post-op.

Wellesley Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Best bra


Clearly opinions vary but I put my patient's in a good supportive though not constrictive bra to promote healing and good blood supply to the breast and fat grafts

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Brea Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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