I had removal/revision of 600cc saline to 800cc HP Allergan Silicone. I am 3 days post op. I woke up from surgery wearing a strap and a sports bra. I took a shower, removed it and now I think I put it on wrong? What is its purpose? How long should it be worn? Does it help push the implants together for better cleavage? What is the proper way to wear this thing? Thanks!
I woke up from surgery wearing a strap and a sports bra. What is the proper way to wear this thing? What is its purpose? (photo)
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Postop care is like baking a chocolate cake: there are a hundred different good ways to do it but you don't want to use a bunch of different recipes at the same time. Call your Plastic Surgeon and follow his/her instructions to keep the postop treatment consistent.
Generally speaking if you went from smaller to larger implants, your surgeon is using the strap to prevent the implants from raising up. Essentially using the strap above the breast to push down. I would call the office though and ask for specific directions in its use.
Subpectoral strap after breast implant surgery
In general, the purpose of the strap is to hold the implants down and in, so it should go across the top of the breasts. Your surgeon's office should be able to give you specific instructions so please check with them.
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