Best Post Surgery Bra to Wear After Breast Surgery
Whether you are having a Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, or Breast Lift (Mastopexy), it’s normal for patients to start wondering about a post surgery bra in the days leading up to surgery. You may find yourself up at 2 am on a Wednesday googling: “What bra should I wear after surgery?” or “Post-surgical bras.” We have great news for you – there’s no need to stress over it!
At Tannan Plastic Surgery we provide you with a plastic surgery garment that suits your needs in the immediate post-surgical period at no extra charge. We want our patients to be in the most stress-free mindset in the days leading up to surgery. After all, your overall health is our main priority. Now, for those planners, it’s ok! We want to remind you all that no further purchase is needed. That said, often our patients want an extra bra or post-surgery garment as a back-up to wear while they are washing their surgical bra.
So, now let’s take a look at options if you do want an additional garment! Where to begin? Right here. We’ve rounded up a list of back-up bras to wear after breast surgery to help you navigate your recovery after plastic surgery.
Post Surgery Bra: Breast Augmentation Bra Favorite
The Women’s Zip Front Wireless Post Surgery Bra, found on Amazon, is the winner in our book. This bra strikes that balance of providing just enough compression and comfort for each patient after breast implant surgery without the pressure of an underwire. Compression is crucial to help with swelling reduction and to help stabilize and support the healing tissues in their proper position.
It’s important to note that you don’t need to splurge on a second bra. This is only a temporary situation, while you’re in the healing process. We will advise you when it’s okay to start buying all the fancy bras your heart desires! Until then, this economic racerback multi-pack without underwire should do the trick while your surgical bra from Tannan Plastic Surgery is in the laundry!
Update: If the zippers are a problem for you and you prefer a front clasp instead, Try the Shaper-X Bra listed below. Front closure is much more comfortable in the early weeks. Since I originally published this post feedback has been positive about both bras in the early breast augmentation recovery period.
Post Surgery Bra: Breast Reduction and Breast Lift Bra (Mastopexy) Favorite
The Shaper-X Post Surgery Bra is versatile and effective at compression after Breast Reduction and/or Breast Lift surgery. One of the reviewers even named it “The Post Surgery Miracle Bra.” The front closure makes it easy to take on and off, and it’s both gentle and snug in all the right places. According to one of our patients, she loved the flexibility of the thick straps in the front, making it easier for her to adjust to her desired comfort level.
The thick bra straps and comfortable compression are important features that you’ll be thankful for throughout recovery and once you see your new results! This too is a great alternative to wear while your surgical bra from our office is on the drying rack.
For How Long Do I Have to Wear a Post-Surgical Compression Bra?
We get asked this question a lot. Our patients are always eager to change out of their compression bras and into something more stylish. We get that! However, the answer to how long you have to wear the post-surgical Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction or Breast Lift bra really depends. It’s very specific to each surgery and each patient, so it’s always best to do a quick check with us first before making any changes in your garment choices.
We generally want women wearing tight bras without underwire for about a month during Breast Augmentation recovery. For Breast Reductions and Breast Lifts, we typically like to wait between 6 weeks and 2 months before introducing underwire. The healing process differs for each procedure and we don’t want the underwire of bras putting pressure on the healing tissues and irritating healing incisions. Be sure to bring any bras you find during your recovery to your post-op visits. When you bring them, we can try them on you, make sure they provide the right amount of compression, and we can update this list with new fan favorites for all our patients!
Post Surgery Bra: Breast Surgery Fitness Girl Fave
Now for those of you who are all healed up and ready to get moving and working out, it’s time to splurge! The winner for the best post surgery bra (after healing for approximately 2 months after which you are allowed to work out, of course!) is the SheFit Ultimate Flex Sports Bra.
This bra kicks butt and takes names. It provides support, compression, and adjustability. It comes in a variety of sizes, bringing inclusivity to the table along with flexibility.
Before you pull the trigger on an expensive backup bra, feel free to reach out and ask us. You can always check with us after your plastic surgery in Raleigh at our on-site operating room. If you are driving for your plastic surgery in Raleigh from Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Knightdale, Fayetteville, Greenville, Wilmington or out of state, feel free to call, text or email us regarding the best post-surgery bra you have found. We want to set you up for success in every way – and we are here to help!
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