Breast augmentation surgery does not only alter the size of the breasts. The procedure will also affect the type and size of bra you will need to wear after the procedure. Breast implant surgery can produce a significant increase in the size of your breasts. Your existing bras will no longer be suitable, and you will need to invest in new larger-sized bras. When choosing the right bra after breast augmentation, it may be useful to be fitted by a professional bra fitter after the procedure to ensure you have an appropriately sized bra that supports your breasts in the healing and recovery period in the best possible way. It is important to bear in mind it can take several weeks before you can wear conventional bras after the procedure. The breasts can take weeks or months to reach the final size once any postoperative swelling has disappeared. Here we present top tips on choosing the right bra after breast augmentation and how to look after it.
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Should I wear a bra in the early recovery period after breast augmentation?
Your surgeon can advise you on whether you should wear a postoperative bra after breast implant surgery. Some surgeons may prefer you to wear a sports bra after having breast implants. Sam surgeons may advise against wearing a bra for up to 6 weeks after the procedure. It is important to follow your surgeon’s preoperative and post-operative instructions when it comes to wearing post-operative bras. Being advised not to wear a post-operative bra may be because your surgeon may prefer your implants to undergo a degree of “drop and fluff” first.
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Postoperative bras are not designed to alter the position or shape of the breasts. The correctly fitting surgical bra is designed to provide adequate support and improve comfort, which helps to reduce your reliance on postoperative painkillers. The final appearance of the breasts can be influenced by the pressure exerted by a postoperative bra. Having said that, we recommend wearing a specialist post-operative bra after breast implant surgery.
How to find the correct bra for breast augmentation
Finding the right bra once your surgeon has given you the all-clear to start wearing a bra again can be helped by our specific recommendations. Most women are probably aware of what it may feel like to wear a bra that does not fit correctly and often involves significant discomfort. It is important to think about certain aspects other than the cup size and band of the bra. The cut and style of the bra can also make a significant difference when choosing an appropriate bra. It is important to remember that breast augmentation results take time to develop. The correct size of bra that may be suitable after four weeks may not be appropriate after three months. Swelling after breast augmentation can influence the cup size of the bra. This is why it is best to buy new bras in smaller quantities after breast enlargement surgery. Try to avoid buying too many new ones for weeks after the surgery. It may be the case that most of them may not fit correctly after three months. It is wiser to buy one or two bras at most at a given point in time that fit you correctly.
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What to avoid when buying a breast augmentation bra?
If you choose to wear a normal bra before the initial six weeks after your breast implant procedure, we strongly advise against wearing a bra with an underwire. Although underwired bras do support the breasts, they can significantly increase complications after breast augmentation. Underwired bras may traumatise incisions for women with the inframammary approach to insert breast implants. In the UK, the inframammary incision is the most common incision for breast implant surgery. This may result in wound breakdown or potential excessive scarring. Your surgeon will advise you when it is safe to start wearing underwired bras again. You should also avoid wearing push-up bras. Push-up bras Will affect the position of the breast, which may result in undesired movement of your breast implants. This type of bra can irritate the skin incisions and cause various other problems. You should avoid push-up bras until you have fully recovered from breast surgery. You should also avoid guessing the size of the bra. Even if you have a good idea of what your size could be, it may be slightly different to what is actually measured. We recommend having a professional bra fitter assess you before buying new bras. This will help your breasts to look amazing and have the appropriate support they need to enhance their appearance. You should follow your surgeon’s guidance on the most appropriate bra after breast augmentation. They may advise you to wear a compression bra immediately after the procedure; it is important to comply with this to minimise the risk of complications.
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How to care for your bra after breast augmentation
Once you have healed after breast augmentation, your new breasts should’ve reached their final position, size and shape. Wearing the appropriate bra type and size will help maintain the results of surgery in the long term. You should avoid wearing the same bra for two consecutive days. The elastic material that makes up the bra will lose its firmness, so the breasts will receive reduced support. You should also wear any new bra on the largest hook. As the bra begins to lose its inherent elasticity, you can tighten it by using the smaller hooks, which will help to provide increased support. Once you are wearing a bra on the tightest hooks, it may be time to replace the bra. You can help maintain your bras’ longevity by washing them with cold water on a delicate fabric cycle. You should avoid putting them in a tumble dryer as the heat will diminish the bra’s elasticity.
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Breast augmentation at Centre for Surgery UK
If you want to learn more about breast augmentation in London, schedule an appointment at Centre for Surgery today. At your in-person consultation, your surgeon will learn about your goals for treatment, take a history and examination, and help you decide if breast augmentation surgery is appropriate for you. Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and is home to some of the best consultant plastic surgeons in the UK. We have extensive experience in breast implant surgery. Our state-of-the-art clinic is located on Baker Street in the heart of Marylebone. Call us today on 020 7993 4849 or complete the contact form below to schedule an in-person consultation with an expert breast augmentation surgeon in London.
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