Do I Need To Wear A Bra After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Added on 8th November 2019
Many patients tend to question whether they need to wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery as there are fears that it could be painful or it would alter the results they can receive after surgery. In this vlog, we discuss further about what the best option is for you.
Should I wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery?
The option to wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery is debatable. Here at Gary Ross, we tend to use bras shortly after breast augmentation surgery but there are many factors that need to be considered before choosing the option.
Where anatomical implants have been used, there’s a tendency to use bras that are more supportive and have a higher compression.
When round implants have been used, it’s not necessary to use bras and whether to use one will be dependant on the size of the patient and if you’re in a lot of discomfort shortly after the surgery.
In some cases, a bra can be used to decompress the discomfort and reduce the amount of swelling that you have. At the same time, they can also be a hindrance if it fits too tight. This is why it’s important to choose a bra that fits well if you choose the option to wear one.
What effect will it have if the bra is too tight?
If you choose to wear a bra after breast augmentation surgery, a mistake that many patients tend to make is wearing a bra that’s too tight on the back. This requires a patient to have a back extender. We suggest that you choose a bra that’s backloading rather than front-loading where it can’t be changed. Bras will need to be changed over the days and weeks after surgery as your recovery period continues.
If you have any concerns or queries about your surgery, feel free to contact us and one of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.Back to videos