Breast Support During Tummy Tuck?

I had a BA last year and current wear the shirts with the bra built in. I know you can't wear a bra during surgery, so what is being used after surgery. Are strapless bras with front closures used? If we are all bandaged up, are the care givers the ones that put the bras on once home?

Doctor Answers 6

Don't need breast support after tummy tuck.

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One year after breast augmentation, your breasts do not need any special kind of support.  So normal bra and dressings after tummy tuck should be fine.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

Weatring A Bra After Tummy Tuck

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Normally, wearing a bra after tummy tuck should not an issue but it should not be tight.

Consulting with your surgeon is very important as he/she will have all the instructions you will need to follow as part of your ambulation after the surgery.

Following your surgeon's instructions will help you achieve the best recovery, hence the best results possible.


Thank you for your inquiry and the best of luck to you.

Dr. Sajjadian

Ali Sajjadian, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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The regular bras you wear now should be okay after tmmy tuck.

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Thank you for your question.

Breast support is not needed during surgery and the regular bras you wear now should be okay after surgery. They shouldn't be too tight or binding.

To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.  I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Support During Tummy Tuck

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After your tummy tuck, your surgeon will probably have you wearing a dressing that gives compression to the abdomen. These usually reach up to the rib cage, and should not interfere with wearing a bra. If you are concerned about not being able to reach around to your back to fasten your bra, you can purchase a few bras that open in the front. Your surgeon can probably provide you with the bra used after breast enlargement surgery, but chances are it won't fit as well as something you can buy from the lingerie shop.


Best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Breast support during tummy tuck

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Thank you for the question. In general, you do not need breast support during tummy tuck and you can wear regular bra after surgery. Your plastic surgeon may have different instructions. I advise you to address that question with him/her before surgery.

Moneer Jaibaji, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

There is no reason why you wouldn't be able to wear a bra after a tummy tuck

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During you shouldn't wear a bra because your surgeon will want the area under the breasts free to be cleaned before the tummy tuck.  While lying on the operating table you are not in danger of damaging your BA.   After the surgery you should be able to wear a bra, so I am not sure why you are asking the question.  There is no reason to be concerned about your BA during or after a tummy tuck.

Your plastic surgeon should be able to give you instructions on what to do and how to prepare

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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