Jan 13 2020

Best Bra Options After Breast Augmentation

Bra After Breast Augmentation - Bethesda, MD

A woman in a supportive surgical braThanks to breast augmentation surgery and the use of silicone and saline implants, patients can have larger, fuller breasts and enhanced curves. Dr. Roger J. Oldham has perfumed the procedure on countless patients in and around Bethesda, MD. The results have earned him a strong reputation throughout Maryland and the Washington, DC metro area.

Proper aftercare is essential for great breast enlargement results. That includes picking the right bra after surgery. Let’s offer a few tips on picking the right bra after getting breast implants. We can discuss this more during your consultation.

Surgical Bras and Why They’re Important

After undergoing breast augmentation surgery, patients are instructed to wear a surgical bra. The bra will help provide support as your breasts heal, and also help minimize swelling during this initial phase of recovery. Be sure to wear your surgical bra as instructed, and to follow all post-op care advice closely.

Important Factors When Picking a Bra After Implants

When picking a bra after you have breast implants, there are a few important factors to keep in mind. Generally, you should find a bra that provides a lot of support for your breasts. Make sure your breasts don’t hang or droop while wearing your bra.

It’s also important that your bra does not compress your breasts excessively. Finding that balance between support and comfort can be tricky, which is why you should try a few bras out to determine an ideal fit.

Try to Avoid Underwire Bras

Underwire bras are generally a bad idea for women with breast implants. The underwire can dig into the skin along the undersides of the breasts, which can be uncomfortable. This is especially worrisome if you had implants placed using an inframammary incision (underside of the breasts). The irritation from the underwire can affect your scar tissue.

Have a Few Front Closure Bras

Now that you have larger breasts, unclasping your bra could be more challenging than it used to be. That’s why it’s a good idea to consider a front closure bra. These kinds of bras are much easier to remove since they clap up front. A few front closure bras can add a little variety to your undergarments.

Consider a Professional Bra Fitting

For optimal sizing after getting breast implants, you may want to consider a professional bra sizing. Measurements can be taken to determine your exact cup size as well as the ideal size of the band, straps, bridge, and so forth. These services are available at many boutiques and department stores in the Washington, DC area. Consider searching for bra fitting places online in order to get a bra that fits you just right.

Tips for Picking Sports Bras

A good sports bra is crucial for support while running, doing strength training, and yoga. In the long run, sports bras can help prevent sagging and drooping as you get older. Find a sports bra that offers support without squeezing your breasts excessively. You should try on a few sports bras until you find some that are just right for your frame and figure.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about life after getting breast implants, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. You can reach our practice by phone at (301) 530-6100. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you.

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