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.

Doctor Answers 6



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
3.3 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Sagging after breast surgery and bra useage

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.

Daniel Greenwald, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Bra post op

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
4.2 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Does Wearing a Bra Prevent Sagging?

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. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 174 reviews

Preventing Saggy Breast

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.

Scott Loessin, MD
Key West Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 105 reviews

Bra and breast shape

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
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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