breast implant revision or removal surgery, I advise the patients to take one
week off from work. We do not use bras for one full month after surgery. At that point we take out their stitches and drains.
The patients may return to work, but may not engage in any strenuous
activity. At one month, the patients start to wear a soft cup bra with no
underwire and can start low impact cardio. This is when it is safe to sleep on
your side or belly. At two months they can wear an underwire bra and
engage in more strenuous physical activity.
How long do you have to wear compression bra after implant removal?
The reason for the compression bra/ace wrap post the explant surgery is to compress the loose skin and help take the tension off the skin. The less tension there is on the skin the more the skin seems to shrink. Realistically after 2 weeks of wearing a compression type bra or wrap is efficient, and switching to a bra if your choice after 2 weeks should be fine, unless your PS office recommends otherwise.
Compression after Explantation
Thank you for your question. Compression after Explantation is recommended to reduce the risk of fluid accumulation and to encourage tissue adherence. Postop protocols vary by surgeon. Discuss with your surgeon.
How long do you have to wear compression bra after implant removal
Thank you for your question.
Every surgeon has their own post-operative protocol. Please call your
plastic surgeon’s office for the details.
Best of luck