I am 4 1/2 weeks out from surgery and loving my new boobs!!! I am sooo tired of these sports bras though and wondering how long before I should start buying new bras? They look like they are dropping quite well, one more so than the other but that is normal. I know that they say could have swelling for several months but surely I am not expected to wear these silly sports bras forvever!!! 475cc Saline under the muscle is what I got, increased me from 32B to 34DD (sized today)
How Long Should I Wait to Buy New Bras After Breast Implants?
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When to bra shop following breast augmentation
Shopping for bra after breast augmentation
Every one reacts differently. As a rule, 4-6 weeks should be enough time. I do tell my breast augmentation patients to just buy a few bras at week 4-6 and get more after a few more weeks just in case if the breast size changed again.
And finally, don't forget to donate your old bras to the needy. Enjoy your new breasts in good health.
Wait for the implants to mature
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Shopping for new bras after breast implants
Bra shopping after breast augmentation
Sounds like you are progressing well after your breast augmentation. congratulations. I generally clear my patients to go shopping 4-6 weeks after their surgery. But please check with your PS for his/her recommendations.
Best of luck.
Bra Usage Following Breast Augmentation
It’s important to realize that the decision to use a sports bra following surgery depends on multiple factors. Each patient needs to be considered individually based on the specifics of their surgical procedure. Discuss this issue with your surgeon and he will be able to give you insight regarding when you will be able to buy new bras.
Buy New Bras In These Stages
The patient can return to a wired bra (and buy new ones) once the incision has healed. This is typically at 4 to 6 weeks. By this time, the patient will have had their one-month follow up, so they can confirm with their doctor.
By 4 to 6 weeks, the majority of swelling will have decreased as well.
You should have your final result at about 3 to 6 months after the procedure. So don't spend your entire bra budget at week 4.
I hope that answers your question on when to buy new bras. It’s great that you’re doing this research. I always say that the best patients are informed patients.
You might also want to research your options for breast implants. Choosing the right implant is the number one concern among women considering breast augmentation. Did you know, there’s actually a way to select a implant shape, size, and profile that is perfect for you?
A term that I use with my patients for the perfect implant is the “Pony Implant”.
So what do I mean by “perfect”? Well, a Pony Implant has three qualities to it. First, the implant meets your beauty goals. For example, you want to your breasts to look fuller while still appearing natural.
Second, when you chose your Pony Implant, you walk out of your consultation 100% confident that you’ve chosen the right shape and size for you. In other words, you won’t be second guessing your decision, and you won’t be afraid of having gone too big or too small.
And third, after your procedure, you are thrilled with your results, and say, "I’m so happy. This is exactly what I wanted!"
That’s the Pony Implant. And the great news is that there is a simple process to go about finding yours.
This issue of selecting the right implant is so important when it comes to patient satisfaction or dissatisfaction that, again, I really encourage you to learn more about it.
Thank you for reading and best of luck on your journey!
Ready to shop!
Hello Best Money Ever Spent (Great User Name!), You can shop now, I just wouldn't make any La Perla/Agent Provocateur type investments quite yet. You still have another few months they may change and even if your breast size stays the same, how your bras fit may vary. Underwires are usually okay after a month, but you must heed your surgeon's direction on that. Recommendations are based on specifics related to your case, they may have their reasons for keeping you in a sports bra this long. Talk to them, then go shopping!
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