Can I wear a bra after my breast augmentation, and what type should I buy?
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Bras after breast augmentation
The bras we don't recommend immediately after are sports bras that smooth or displace. I don't want the implants to end up too high.
I recommend if an underwater bra us used to cut at the end and remove the wire so it does not rub against the new incisiom. After 3 weeks the wire can be replaced and a stitch close where you cut the bra to remove it. After 3-4 weeks I let my patients where any types although I do recommend wearing support even at night to maintain longterm shape
What bra after breast augmentation?
I place a front entry non underwire bra in the recovery room after surgery to avoid pressure on the incision. After a week, a sports type bra is recommended. Underwire bras can be started at three weeks.
When you can jog is your plastic surgeons call. I allow this at 4 to 6 weeks and recommend firm support with 2 bras. Firm support should always be used with bouncing type exercise for anyone with breast implants.
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Can I wear a bra after my breast augmentation.
We have noted that practice varies, however we fit our patients into a soft bra without an underwire, and use a breast band for the first two weeks. The bra we provide sees them through the first month or two until they choose to shop and find their own fit and style. Ask your surgeon.
What Bra and When after Breast Augmentation
Bra after augmentation
When to wear a real bra after BBA
Bras:At this time, we encourage our patients to begin wearing supportive bras during the day. Be sure to get sized before purchasing a post breast augmentation bra in order to ensure that you have the right size and support needed to support your breasts long term. Underwire bras are acceptable as long at they fit the implant and do not “dig in”. There is not one brand or style that we recommend. Any brand should do as long as you get a “pop” or “push up” from the bra. This demonstrates that the bra is supporting the weight of the implant, instead of the skin.
It is also important that when exercising or sleeping you do not wear tight fitting sports bras that just “smash” or compress your breasts. When you had natural breasts, the tighter the sports bra, the better it was. Now with implants, you need side and bottom support from the sports bra. When choosing a sports bra after breast augmentation surgery, we recommend a sports bra with a built in bra or cups that will contain and support the weight of the implant. We find a sports bra similar to the VSX line at Victoria’s Secret that is padded and has an underwire supports the best. We encourage you to support your breasts 24/7 in order for you to continue to love your breasts long into the future. Wear your surgical sports bra (or similarly supportive bra) at night for at least 3 months. Feel free to browse my website for any other post-op questions you may have. Best of luck. #drfeldman #BancroftFeldman #breastaugmentation #sugarlandtX #houstonTX
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