Should I switch from the underwire bra I was fitted for by Dr referral to no wire bra, 3 weeks after a breast lift, no implant?
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Hello dear, thanks for your question.
How long I have to wear my post-surgical bra after a Breast surgery?
I always recommend my patients to wear their prost-surgical bra for at least 3 months from surgery day.
Then you can change to an sports bra and continue using it for at least 6 months from surgery. It is a process and we have to give support and protection to our breasts.
Compression is good for our breasts after a this procedure, we have to protect our post-surgical results and we will have a great surgery outgoing!!
But I recommend to ask to your PS, because each surgeon has their own politics.
Good luck :)
I agree that you should direct your specific questions to your surgeon, as everybody has their own protocol for post-op instructions. That said, in our practice, we discourage underwire bras after any breast surgery for 4 weeks. It sounds like your pain started with the bra, so maybe it's best if you stick with a soft sportsbra for now. Ask your surgeon to be sure. Good luck!
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Specific questions like this are best answered by your surgeon who might have specific post-op instructions he would like you to follow. Best of luck.
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I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Underwire bra after a breast lift
In all cases where you feel a concern seek out your surgeon . Every surgeon has varying protocols . Because your incision is giving you discomfort it is best to have it looked at if possible.
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