Bra shopping is one of the most anticipated parts of breast augmentation. Are you looking forward to finding bras to show off your new curves?
Finding the right bras can be tricky after breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift. This guide will help you navigate your options and find the right bras after breast surgery with Dr. Ryan Stanton.
Bra Options Post-Surgery
Right after surgery, your breasts will be tender, swollen, and in need of serious support. Dr. Stanton recommends wearing a surgical bra for the first couple of weeks after surgery. After a week or two, you can transition into a soft, supportive sports bra. Choose a bra with a front closure as you will have a difficult time lifting your arms or pulling a bra on over your head.
Wear your post-surgery bra 24 hours a day, removing it only to shower. Your breasts need support even while you sleep.
When Can I Start Wearing Sexy Lingerie After Breast Augmentation?
Your breasts will continue to change size and shape for several months after breast surgery. These changes are a normal part of the healing process. Be patient as you wait for your breasts to heal and adjust to your new breast implants. Since your breast size and shape are changing, your bra size will change too. Be mindful of these changes as you purchase lingerie after breast augmentation.
One of the biggest changes your breasts will undergo after breast augmentation is a process called settling. Your implants will slowly drop and settle after surgery. This process allows the implant to move into a more natural position and usually occurs several weeks or months after surgery. Choosing the right bra is essential for facilitating this process.
You can start wearing more traditional bras about six weeks after surgery. Choose a bra that is supportive and does not have an underwire. Since your breasts are a new shape, it may be helpful to work with a professional bra fitter until you’re more comfortable with your new curves. Don’t stock up on bras just yet. Your breast size will continue to change for several months. You may need to buy bras regularly during this time, but you should wait to fully stock your wardrobe until your breast size stabilizes several months after surgery.
What Type of Bra Should I Wear After Breast Augmentation?
Look for these characteristics as you shop for bras after breast surgery.
- Supportive – Your breast implants make your new breasts heavier than your natural breasts. Your breasts need support to prevent sagging.
- No Underwire – Underwires can irritate inframammary incisions (under the breast) and keep them from healing properly.
- Comfortable – Choose a bra that is comfortable so that you’ll want to wear it.
- Sexy – We want you to feel sexy and confident in your appearance after breast augmentation. Choose lingerie that makes you feel beautiful and sexy because you are beautiful and sexy.