Bra Options After Breast Augmentation

By Dr. Suzanne Yee on September 13, 2019


Woman in white bra and pantiesIf you have issues with the size, shape, or contour of your breasts, you should consider undergoing breast augmentation. Whether you get saline or silicone breast implants, the cosmetic advantages can be excellent, giving you the contours and curves that you have always wanted.

After undergoing breast augmentation, you’ll likely need to change up your wardrobe a little. Dr. Suzanne Yee has offered her Little Rock, AR patients plenty of insights into tops, bathing suits, and bras after breast augmentation. Let’s go over some basics when it comes to picking bras after you’ve received breast implants. We’ll even start at the beginning of the recovery process and your surgical bra.

Surgical Bras to Help with Healing

Your surgical bra is an essential part of the healing process. These surgical garments provide support as your breasts are healing, which can reduce discomfort and offer a little peace of mind as well.

During the pre-op consultation process, we will be sure to discuss the ideal surgical bra for your to wear after your surgery is completed. We’ll make sure the garment can help hold your breasts in place during the healing process without excessive squeezing or compression.

Professional Bra Fitting/Sizing Services

After you’ve fully healed from your breast augmentation, it’s a good idea to get a professional bra fitting/sizing. This service is offered by many lingerie stores as well as department stores and speciality boutiques. This is an ideal way to ensure you find a bra that fits you perfectly.

There are numerous places that offer bra sizings and fittings in our area. We can offer some recommendations, or you can reach out to your friends and family for advice. Even a simple Google search like “professional bra sizing and fitting Little Rock, Arkansas” can yield lots of helpful leads.

Comfort and Support: Your Two Priorities

Whether you undergo a professional bra fitting or not, we should emphasize that comfort and support should always be your priorities when picking clothes, especially bras and any undergarments. Make sure your bra help cup your breasts and hold them secure but don’t squeeze your breasts excessively.

Avoid Underwire Bras

In general, we advise patients to avoid getting underwire bras. The underwire structure can dig into the breasts in an uncomfortable way. If you had implants placed through an incision under your breasts, the underwire can cause irritation as well.

Consider Front Closure Bras

Reaching behind your back to unhook your bra can be difficult after getting breast implants. You may want to consider a few front closure bras. These bras clasp and unclasp in the front between the cups of the bra, which is much more comfortable and convenient.

Tips on Finding a Good Sports Bra

Sports bras can help prevent excessive sagging and movement of the breasts while you are active. As with the tips above, focus on comfort and support when looking for a sports bra, and be sure to try a few sports bras before making your final choice.

Contact Our Plastic Surgery Center

If you live in Little Rock and would like to learn more about life after breast augmentation, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Yee and her team can be reached by phone at (501) 224-1024.

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