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.
Does Wearing a Bra Prevent Sagging? (photo)
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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