Underwire Bra After 4 Weeks Since BA?

I had my ba 2 and half weeks ago. I was very flat chested definitely not even an A cup. No breast tissue at all. My frame is really small too so my surgeon only suggested 200 cc unders through transaxillary. I am happy with the size though i slightly wish i was able to go bigger. i think my surgeon still did a good job considering on how flat my breast were. I need to go on a trip 2 weeks from now which will be around a month after the surgery, would it be really bad to wear an underwire bra??

Doctor Answers (10)

Underwire Bras After Breast Augmentation

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You should probably talk to your surgeon to find out why they recommended that you wear an underwire bra. Generally, I recommend patients avoid wearing underwire bras for the first two months following surgery because they can cause complications like irritation of your incision lines and displacement.You can start wearing an underwire bra 2 months after surgery if it is comfortable. For advice suited to your situation, however, please ask your surgeon.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire bra after 6 weeks

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Each surgeon has a slightly different protocol but from the posts most surgeons say 4-6 weeks before an underwire bra can be worn.

Raj S. Ambay, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire bra?

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I usually don't have my patients wearing underwire until at least 4-6 weeks.  What's most important with underwire is to be sure the wire truly is in your fold, and not pushing into your breast.

Scott E. Newman, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Underwire bra after breast augmentation

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I usually tell my patients they can wear an underwire bra four weeks after their procedure. However, each surgeon does things a little differently.  It may be best to ask your surgeon what he or she recommends. 

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire bra after Breast Augmentation

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I tell my patients to wait at least 6 weeks before they wear an underwire bra. Every doctor has different recommendations so it is best if you consult with your plastic surgeon. Being that the incision was trans-axillary, you might be able to wear an underwire bra for a few hours for an outing but I would suggest talking to your doctor.

Leo Lapuerta, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Underwire bra

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As you can see all surgeons do have different protocols and you should follow the recommendations of your surgeon who you paid to care for you. i allow my patients to wear and underwire bra within four weeks if they have had an incision in the breast fold. with a transaxillary approach it would be sooner

Richard Linderman, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire bra ok after breast augmentation as long as not painful or tender

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I tell my patient they can wear a regular underwire bra (no extra push up padding) after surgery as soon as they wish as long as it is comfortable.  I tell them to avoid the bras that have the extra push up padding for 8 weeks since it is best to allow the implant to sit properly in the lower pole of the breast until the capsule has formed.  Certainly you should discuss this with your surgeon.  Best wishes.

Louise Ferland, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Underwire bra after a breast augmentation

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Regarding when you can wear a underwire bra after your breast augmentation, it is important to ask your surgeon because we all have different protocols. I personally tell my patients to avoid it for 6 weeks. This is because it may irritate the incision if it is in your breast fold, but more importantly, it is important to allwo the implants to "settle" into position. Underwire bras tend to hold the imlants in a high position and prevent or delay the normal dropping into a natural position.  Specifically with transaxillary placement, I find that the implants tend to stay "high" a little longer so this is even more reason to avoid underwire. Again ask your surgeon.

Matthew Schulman, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Underwire bra after breast augmentation

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Every doctor is different.  Indeed, every patient is different, and the plastic surgeon may modify his own protocol depending on the operation.  In our office, we have patients in a sports bra for several weeks.  We then liberalize them into a more aesthetic but still supportive bra.  We have them wear under-wires after that.  Best to talk to your plastic surgeon and then follow his guidance.

Jeffrey Roth, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Wearing an underwire bra after Breast Augmentation

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I normally ask my patients to wear the surgical bra for 4 weeks and then go to a soft, non-underwire bra after that for a while.  The time that I allow patients to proceed with wearing an underwire bra is when they have full sensation all over their breasts.  You need to make sure that your bra still allows for implant settling because the settling of implants can take months.  Ask your surgeon about your trip and see what his/her recommendation is.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 794 reviews

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