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Best Sports Bra/bra for Daytime After Lift/augmentation? (photo)

I had a breast lift and augmentation six weeks ago. I am comfortable in an underwire during the day but have heard that they cause the breast to square off. I would like to wear a sports bra during the day when possible but my concern is they seem to flatten the breast. Is there a specific brand or type that you would recommend. I am a 34 DDD as of right now. Thanks!

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Best Sports Bra/bra for Daytime After Lift/augmentation


Best to ask this of your surgeon. Usually any comfortable sports bra will do. I would have no problem with an underwire. Since it is giving support at the fold, it should not be harmful, though it may be oncomfortable to some because of the incision.

All the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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What Bra to Wear After Breast Surgery?


Thank you for your question.

This may be a good question to ask your surgeon as he/she knows your history the best.  I would normally recommend a well fitted, soft sports bra at this point in your recovery. I do not think the brand will make a difference.

I hope this helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Best Bra After Breast Lift with Implants


This is a better question for your surgeon, but in most cases, six weeks after surgery, a well-fitted sports bra should be fine. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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