13 Jan Bras After Breast Augmentation: What To Look For To Keep Your New Look Fresh
Why Should I Wear A Specialty Bra After Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentations are significant surgeries that change the physical composition of the body. After surgery, patients cannot wear a regular bra. The proper support garments help the breasts heal properly and prevent surgical complications. For breast enhancements, the type of implant also affects the kind of surgical garment a patient wears.
How long should I wear a surgical garment?
The length of time a patient wears a surgical garment varies depending on the patient’s body, healing phases, and doctor recommendations. All breast surgeries such as lifts, reductions, and augmentations require surgical undergarments. Typically, patients wear surgical garments for up to 3 months after surgery.
Listen to your doc
The first 6 weeks after surgery are crucial for healing. After surgery, patients receive a special postoperative bra to help the body adjust to the new implants. Many of these bras have a stabilizer band across the chest to keep the implants and wound dressings intact. Patients must wear this bra round-the-clock to achieve the desired results.
Can I wear an underwire bra?
Doctors do not recommend patients wear an underwire bra after breast augmentation. Underwire bras can be very uncomfortable for patients after breast surgery, and the wires may cut into the skin, affecting the implant and causing infection. Underwire bras can also interfere with surgical incisions and prolong the natural healing process.
Does size matter?
Some doctors believe that smooth, round implants take longer to heal than other types of implants. Textured and teardrop-shaped implants require lots of extra support and compression to heal and settle into place. The proper support and compression prevent implants from rotating out of the breast pocket.
Surgical bra vs sports bra
Although some patients may opt for sports bras after surgery, these bras do not provide the support and compression needed to heal after breast augmentation. These are some of the benefits of wearing a postsurgical bra.
Reduces the risk of breast hematomas
- Minimizes fluid retention
- Increases blood circulation
- Protects incisions from infection
- Stops implant rotation and swelling
After the first few months of surgery, patients may be able to return to wearing sports bras under the doctor’s guidance. In the meantime, patients should invest in proper postsurgical undergarments to facilitate the healing process.
Postsurgical bras differ from regular bras in a few critical ways. These bras are meant to help the body heal and should be worn 24 hours a day. Here are some features patients should look for in a postsurgical bra.
- Breathable synthetic, cotton-blend material
- Adjustable straps
- Front-facing clasp/closure
- No underwire support
- Soft, comfortable fit
- Holds breast firmly in place
To find these bras, patients can look online or go to a specialty bra store. Most doctors give patients a postsurgical bra, but patients will need more than one bra throughout recovery.
Should I talk to a doctor?
For more information about postsurgical garments, patients should consult a plastic surgeon. A surgeon can help patients find suitable support garments and educate patients on additional postoperative care techniques. Book a consultation today.