Trying to get all of my supplies for my Mommy Makeover (TT, BL, & Aug) on 4.5.11 & not sure of what type or size of bras to get for post-surgery. All I currently have are underwire. Vegas trip between pre-op visit & surgery, so my errand time will be limited so that's why I'm trying to get all done early.
What Kind of Bras Are Needed After a Breast Lift & Augmentation?
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Different bras for different surgeries
The type of bra that your surgeon recommends after a surgical intervention can be variable.
As a general rule, a sports bra without an underwire is used following a breast reduction or breast lift.
What to wear after breast augmentation depends on the surgeon. Some prefer a conforming bra without and underwire, others prefer the underwire. Ask your surgeon what he/she prefers.
Bras post surgery
Most surgeons have different preferences for post-op bra. Some want oversized ones so that dressings can be stuffed inside, and others want tighter fitting garments. I like the granny bras that front load or a sports bra that front loads( clips or zipper in front).
Front Zip or Clasp Sports Bras Work Best After Breast Surgery
After any breast surgery that requires a post-operative garment, there are lots of options. There are some specifically designed medical garments, but they can be pretty expensive. Sometimes a soft sports bra that zips or clasps in front will do the trick. Buy a few different sizes and see which one works best afterwards. It is easier if they do not have any molded cups in them, and certainly no underwire either. If there is any doubt, just check with your surgeon's office and they should be able to guide you. I hope this helps.
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You may want to check with your plastic surgeon; it is very likely that you will wake up with a surgical bra and place. Otherwise, his/her office will likely have recommendations for you.
What type of bras for augmentation and for lift?
Each surgeon has his or her preference depending on what they did at surgery and what they are trying to accomplish after surgery. If I am making an incision in the inframammary crease (lift or aug or both), I will not want a patient to wear an underwire...i want a firm fitting band that supports the crease, but not an underwire to dig into the incision. After lifts I want a bra cup to support the weight of the breast, after an augmentation I may want the tight skin of the breast to stretch and relax, so I use a different type of bra. If I am doing both a lift and an augmentation, I want more support than for an aug alone. I have bras that I use and recommend to my patients depending on what type of postoperative "molding" and support I am trying to accomplish.
In other words, go with what your surgeon recommends.
Every surgeon has a preference in post surgical garments and specific instructions. Please refer to your post- surgical instructions. Best wishes!
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