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I Had a Mastopexy, but the Doctor Didn't Wrap Me or Suggest a Support Bra. Why?

I Had a Mastopexy, but the Doctor Didn't Wrap Me or Suggest a Support Bra. Why?

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Post-op breast support

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Physicians vary on their preferred post-op care.  Some physicians worry that the compressive garment or wrap may cause decreased flow to the breast and may interfere with the healing process.  However, I do not believe this.  I use a support bra or underwire bra on all my mastopexy patients for the 1st month.

Best of Luck,

Gary Horndeski, M.D.


Texas Plastic Surgeon
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Mastopexy without Bra?

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Thank you for the question.

Like many things in plastic surgery, doctors will vary  with their routines/protocols;  end results do not necessarily suffer.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Support Bra After Mastopexy

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Although some surgeons like to utilize support bras for compression, it is not mandatory.  Some will argue it helps to keep swelling down.   But the swelling will also resolve over time (several weeks).  So don't worry. I'm sure you will love your results.

C. Bob Basu, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Many doctors do not use surgical bras after breast surgery. Each surgeon is a bit different.  It also depends upon the specific operation performed.

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Support after

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While our standard is 2 to 3 weeks of some type of support, some surgeons have their own theories on the value of postoperative support.

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