I was wondering if it is ok to trade your surgical compression bra for a sports bra when you go out for a couple of hours?
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While it will most likely be acceptable, it is best to check with your surgeon. He/She knows the details of your surgery and how you are doing in the healing process.
As others have mentioned before me, you should check with your plastic surgeon before doing anything in case there is a specific reason he wants you to keep wearing specifically the surgical bra. If there is no reason that your doctor has, then in my practice it would absolutely be okay for you to wear a sports bra for several hours.
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Thank you for your question. I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon what they recommend for you specifically as each surgeon has their own preferred protocols. Within certain parameters I do not mind my patients wearing a sports bra post op. I ask them to avoid underwire for 2 months.
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Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
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