Does Wearing a Bra Prevent Sagging? (photo)

I am 4 weeks post-op and I love my new breasts. I was on line reading about breast health and ran across an artical that stated "wearing a bra can actually increass sagging" Is that true ? Is there any way to prevent my new breast from sagging.

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Wearing a bra can not and will not cause sagging. In our practice we tell our patients if they want to prevent sagging to wear a nice support bra to prevent mother nature to takes its course.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Sagging after breast surgery and bra useage

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Gravity always wins.  Wearing a bra will decrease sagging by providing support and keeping the soft tissues from stretching due to gravity.


The bra is a good idea; feel free to go bra-less once in a while, but generally the support is a good thing.

Bra post op

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There is no evidence that a bra makes any difference in prevention of sagging long term however for the first couple of months post op I suspect there is some advantage to providing some tissue support with a bra.  Genetics primarily determines the integrity of tissue supporting the breast tissue.  Size, hormones and pregnancy (but not breast feeding) also play a role.

Jeffrey Thaxton, MD
Charleston Plastic Surgeon

Does Wearing a Bra Prevent Sagging?

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Dr Wallach is correct and the photo demonstrates a great lift result. Any bra does not offer protection from gravity effect. Only good surgery, genetics and strong dermis. 

Preventing Saggy Breast

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Although wearing a bra constantly will not prevent sagging it can prolong the effect that gravity takes on your body. Using a sports bra is a good way to start.

Bra and breast shape

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A bra should have no impact on the final result. Breasts sag due to the volume and skin quality.   Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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