Q&A: PROS AND CONS OF SURGICAL BRA VS SPORTS BRA AFTER BREAST AUGMENTATION

"Is it safe to wear a sports bra while recovering from breast augmentation surgery, or is a surgical bra better? Does it depend on each person?"

 

DR. POUSTI: Congratulations on having undergone the breast augmentation procedure. The question regarding the use of bras is quite common on this website; there is no “standard” when it comes to the use of specific bras or garments after breast surgery. In other words, different plastic surgeons may have different practices when it comes to postoperative dressings/bras. Therefore, best to check with your plastic surgeon. For example, in my practice, patients wake up with a surgical bra in place. This surgical bra, although not attractive, is supportive and used for about one month after surgery (Some of my patients have been known to burn the bra ASAP). Then, the patient’s transition to a soft sports bra for about 3 months. Wired bras are used when breast implants have reached their “final position” and patients have full sensation along the breast skin. Best wishes; hopefully, you will be very pleased with the longer-term outcome of the procedure performed.

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