Is it ok to wear a wire free bra? (photo)
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Is it ok to wear a wire free bra after breast reduction surgery?
In my practice, patients wake up with a surgical bra in place. This surgical bra, although not attractive, is supportive and used for about one month after surgery (some of my patients have been known to burn the bra ASAP). Then, patients transition to a soft sports bra. Wired bras are used when breast have reached their “final position” and patients have full sensation along the breast skin. You are correct in that it is important to avoid significant abrasion of healing incision lines by the bra.
Generally, the longer I have been in practice, the more I appreciate the long term use of supportive bras after all types of breast surgery. This additional support may be especially helpful when patients are lying down and/or engaged in strenuous exercise. Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.
Is it ok to wear a wire free bra?
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The #bra acts as a “dressing,” holding the breasts in position. If the bra feels too tight or hurts, switch immediately to sports type bra that feels comfortable. You should wear the bra at all times for at least three weeks.
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Every surgeon has their own preferences regarding postoperative care, including garments. I wouldn't want to recommend something that is contrary to what your surgeon would want. I recommend you call their office and ask, as they will be able to give you the most personalized recommendations. Best of luck!