When Can I Wear A Support Bra After Breast Augmentation?

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It's the time of year when many women are thinking about how to get the perfect body. For some, this means buying a new bathing suit or dress. For others, it means finally getting rid of their post-surgical bra or compression garment after breast augmentation. But when is the right time?

The answer varies depending on factors like the size of your natural tissue before surgery and whether other procedures were performed at the same time as your breast implants. After reading this blog post from Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery, you'll have all the information you need about support garments and more.

These topics are important because we want patients to feel more confident in themselves while recovering from any surgery, including breast augmentation. Call our office in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA to learn how you can schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin.

How is breast augmentation performed?

A consultation is the best time to discuss the details of surgery, how the procedure will be performed, and what to expect in breast augmentation recovery. To begin, Dr. Corbin inserts the desired breast implants into a surgically created pocket. We then carefully secure the incisions with sutures. Before being released, our team fits each patient with a medical-grade compression garment to reduce side effects, like swelling, and give you the best results.

When can I take off my compression garment?

Swelling and inflammation normally fade away as time goes on. Even though most women can resume normal activities within a week, avoid strenuous exercise and activities for a minimum of 6 – 8 weeks. Not doing so will increase your risk of bleeding or infection. This timeline may change based on your personal health, natural tissue, and whether this was a standalone procedure or part of a comprehensive mommy makeover surgery.

Most women return to normal support bras after six weeks, but it depends on how well your breast augmentation recovery went. Dr. Corbin may make specific recommendations for you during a follow-up appointment at our office.

What bras should I wear after breast augmentation?

After wearing a compression garment, it may take a little time to discover the right support bras for your newly augmented breasts. We recommend shopping around and trying on several options before settling on a specific brand or type. Here are some quick guidelines for choosing the perfect bra in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA:

  • Look for supportive cups that comfortably adhere to your skin and push your implants toward the chest

  • Choose bra fabrics that are soft and stretchy. Cotton bras are often ideal for everyday wear.

  • Make sure your band size is appropriate. A loose band can cause chafing and skin irritation in addition to providing inadequate support.

  • Keep in mind that larger augmented breasts require a bra with adjustable straps to achieve the right fit.

Know what to expect after breast augmentation

Whether you’ve had breast implants or not, there are plenty of women who want to know about breast augmentation recovery. If you’re considering breast implants, we hope to answer all of your questions at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery. We can review compression garments and the best time to wear regular support bras again in Beverly Hills or Brea, CA. Contact our office to schedule your breast assessment with Dr. Frederic Corbin today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.