Compression Bra over Long Terms Okay?

Hi , we all know that it can be somehow beneficial to wear a compression bra after BA, but would it be ok to wear it for longer periods of time (months) , or might it even be somehow "dangerous"? I somehow find them to be the most comfortable ones and do experience pain after a few hours in a "normal" bra. Thanks, C

Doctor Answers 3

Bra after Breast Augmentation

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for your question.

I suggest that patients wear a bra that is comfortable to them after the 1st month of wearing the surgical bra.  I suggest that you don't use a bra that is pushing your implants one way or another unnaturally.

Maybe it's best to show your surgeon the bra you are wanting to wear to get his/her Ok to do so.


Compression bra after breast augmentation longterm effects

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

To answer your question, so long as your bra is not compressing or rubbing against any incisions, or is not pushing your breasts unnaturally, I don't think you are hurting anything.


Having said that, I don't require patients to use compression bras in general after breast augmentation.  I don't think it is necessary if the procedure is done correctly.  I think that avoiding an underwire bra in a patient with inframammary incisions is important to optimize the incision.  I tell them to avoid them for 3 months post-op.  After this period, I don't restrict them.



Shankar Lakshman, MD
Pasadena Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Bra after surgery

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

A comfortable bra is most important.  I do not think that a specific bra long term makes a big difference.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.