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Underwire Bra After Breast Reduction.....How Long Should I Wait?

Underwire Bra After Breast Reduction.....How Long Should I Wait?

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Wearing an underwire bra following breast reduction

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Recommendations as to when to be able to wear an underwire bra varies among plastic surgeons. You should inquire of your operating plastic surgeon to determine what his/her approach is. Typically, my patients will wait several weeks, often around a month, before wearing one.

Web reference: http://www.arizonabreast.com

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire Bra After Reduction

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I agree that this is a question best asked of your sugeon.  In general I think patients should wait for about six weeks after everything has healed.  The pressure of the underwire on the scar might actually be beneficial in some patients help flatten a hypertrophic scar.

Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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Under-wires after breast reduction

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The under-wire issue after breast reduction is a question of comfort, and the reduction pattern used. As most of our patients will have a vertical or short scar pattern, the can return to an under-wire after the first two weeks. If a full 'T' pattern was needed the under-wire on the horizontal closure may be uncomfortable at two weeks and a soft bra may be better several weeks longer or until the sensitivity subsides.

Best of luck,

peterjohnsonmd

Web reference: http://www.peterejohnsonmd.com/breast-reduction

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Bra after breast reduction

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In general, it is best to ask these type of questions of your surgeon who knows you and your postoperative (healing) course best. Having said that, I think it is your best interests to wait as long as possible to use bras  with wiring. The use of a soft bra  may avoid irritation of the immature scars and prove the final appearance of the scars. In my practice, this time off underwire bra is usually one year postoperatively.

I hope this helps.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/procedure_breastreduction.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Under wire bra after breast reduction

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I agree that it is best to ask your plastic surgeon on their preferences.  I personally prefer my patients to wait 3-4 weeks, or untill the incisions are completely healed and an under wire can be worn comfortably. 

Kindest regards,

Neil J. Zemmel

Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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