Can I Wear A Bra After Breast Augmentation Surgery?


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What bra should I wear after a Breast Augmentation?

Shopping for a larger sized bra after getting a breast augmentation is a FUN part of having had surgery. But you need to wait until you’re fully healed.  Most Surgeons agree that if you wait to shop for bras for a few months, they’ll fit you better and you’ll be through most of your postoperative swelling.

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Can I wear underwire bras after a Boob Job?

  • Sports bras are good to wear after getting breast implants.
  • But it is NOT recommended to wear underwire bras during your recovery from breast augmentation.

Support garments, such as sports bras are very important in relation to your healing and recovery from breast surgery. That noted, when you have breast implant surgery or breast enlargement, wearing underwire bras is not a good idea. In fact, you need to avoid wearing underwire bras for up to 6 MONTHS after surgery.

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Dr Sackelariou’s recommendations for breast support after Breast Surgery

Proper support garments after your breast augmentation operation – tips and recommendations

Unless otherwise instructed, I prefer patients to wear a bra 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for at least 6 weeks after surgery (ideally longer).

7 Reasons Surgeons recommend wearing a bra 24/7 during your Breast Augmentation surgery recovery

  1. Shape: Soft, comfortable yet firmly-hugging support BRAS help the breasts retain a good shape as they heal or recovery from breast augmentation surgery with breast implants
  2. Pressure: avoid Underwire style bras because IF you wear an underwire bra, it can put unwanted pressure on your breasts and implants AND on your incision line – both can create problems during your recovery
  3. Swelling: the right support BRA gives security, comfort and even support – it allows swelling to settle a bit more evenly
  4. Settling: The right bra increases your chances of an even descent of breast implants over the first couple of months (as they settle in to place and swelling subsides, there may be minor descent); this is expected and often why you start with fuller upper-pole volume during the first few weeks – partially swelling partially as they are settling after surgery.
  5. Movement: As your body adjusts to having implants, it’s best to avoid jarring movements that might put pressure on your incision line sutures as they heal – this could worsen your scars.
  6. Exercise: The right bra may help some you heal a bit better/more rapidly, allowing SOME women to return earlier to their gym workouts, Pilates or Yoga classes (but DO wait until you’ve been cleared by your Surgeon and NO heavy lifting until you’ve been advised it’s okay to do so without risking your surgery results)
  7. Intimacy: Wearing a support bra even at night ALSO reminds your significant other that your breasts are NOT to be touched, massaged or fondled for the first 6 weeks after your breast augmentation operation.

Is going braless okay after I recover from Breast Augmentation?

You can go braless ONCE in a while if you have good firm skin resiliency and a moderate-sized implant. However, if you make a habit of it, you will sacrifice the longevity of your surgery results AND could end up with premature breast sagging, skin stretching and other unwanted aesthetic implications.


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Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

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