Will I Still Drop and Fluff if I Wear an Underwire 20 Days Post Op (photo)

I got 600cc sublglandular implants. My ps said I could start wearing an underwire bra. I got an areola reduction also. I breastfed two kids, he said I did not need the lollipop lift and the implant should fill up the deflated breasts. I think my implants are still a little high. Maybe they just need to settle and fluff. Will the underwire bra interfere with this?

Doctor Answers (12)

Post Operative Drop

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Thank you for the question and the photo. Judging from the picture provided, it would appear as though your implants are on good position. The fact that you have had such large implants placed means that you will require good support to avoid sagging precociously secondarily to the weight. Your surgeon's advice appears to be appropriate. Best wishes.


Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

When to wear bra?

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Dear Lily, I have my patients wear a bra once we are happy with the position of the implants. I think your implants are in an excellent position and I would encourage you to start wearing a bra now as well. As to an underwire bra, since you had an areolar reduction, I assume the augmentation was performed through the areola, thus there should be no problem with an underwire bra as there is no incision under the breast. Best Wishes, Pablo Prichard, MD

Pablo Prichard, MD
Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Will I Still Drop and Fluff if I Wear an Underwire 20 Days Post Op

+2

Appears as a very very good early result. Ask your chosen surgeon about use of underwire bras. In my practice I recommend at least 6 weeks before use underwires. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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