It's been 3 weeks since my surgery, I got 460cc xhp can I go get fitted for a bra yet? Or should I still expect changes?
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Post op breast augmentation
Bra after surgery
Bra Sizing Post Op
I advise my patients to avoid underwire and wear the post op surgical bra which I supply for 8 weeks post op. My patients typically find that for at least two months the breasts are firm and high, making bra sizing difficult. I recommend that you wait until your breasts have dropped & Fluffed to go bra shopping.
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3 weeks post op, some advices:
In my practice, after performing a BA I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling.
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It's too early and you will continue to drop and fluff for months to come. Follow up with your surgeon to be sure.
Can I wear a bra yet?
It's been three weeks since surgery, can I get fitted for a bra yet?
When to buy a nice bra after a Breast Augmentation
Thanks for your question. I tell my patients it depends on how their implants have settled and how much swelling they currently have and if the incision was at the breast fold or not. All these factors play a role in buying your new bra size. You can easily try them out and see what is comfortable and then go back in 3 weeks and reassess. You may not see differences so then you will likely be ok. Good Luck!
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Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Post op bra fitting
I usually recommend that patients wait a minimum of 6 weeks and sometimes longer before getting fitted for a bra. Implants settle and round out and this can affect how a bra fits you. What seems right at 3 weeks may not be as comfortable as the implants settle into place.
Also be very careful about new bras. Sometimes they have lace, underwire, or elastic that can rub and irritate a new scar.
When to get fitted for a bra after breast augmentation
1. How large an implant did we use?
2. How tight was the skin?
3. How many cup sizes did we increase?
Most importantly, have the implants "settled" yet? The swelling from surgery is usually better after two weeks or so, but the implant may still be high and tight for 3 months if the implant was larger, the skin was tight, or the size increase was more than a cup or so. I advise patients with larger implants to begin shopping for new bras at 2-3 weeks for practical purposes, but purchase only a few and inexpensive bras. It is not likely that the bras they buy at 2-3 weeks will fit well after 3 months.
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