I had a full breast lift and a 700cc silicone breast augmentation. Is it necessary for me to wear a sports bra for 3-6 months and also to bed? I would really like to start wearing a push up bra but I'm not sure if that is a good idea?
How Long After Breast Lift and Augmentation Do I Need to Wear the Surgical Bra?
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Compression is key, discuss this with your surgeon...
We place all of our combination breast augmentation, breast lift patients in a compressive support bra before they leave the operating room.This is continued for at least 3 weeks following surgery.At this point, patients are switched into a sport bra without an underwire for an additional 3 months.
Follow your surgeon's advice after breast mentation
What bra after augmentation
The short answer is you should ask your surgeon as he or she is in the best position to advise you. I usually suggest that my patients wear their post-op bra 24/7 for the first two weeks except to shower and then wear whatever is comfortable. They can also then go without a bra if it is comfortable. In general it is several months before they are comfortable with a pushup bra or one with underwires but it does vary from person to person.
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Thank you for your question.
I would highly recommend that you speak with your surgeon in regards to the type of bra you can wear after surgery.
In my practice, I ask patients not to wear underwire bras or push up bras until they have full sensation and the breast implants have settled into the pocket.
It is important to follow your surgeons recommendation to allow for the best possible results.
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I do not recommend to my patients to wear a bra for a long time . I do not think it matters that much.
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