When Can I Wear a Bra after Breast Augmentation?
After breast augmentation, it can be fun to begin shopping for clothes that will accentuate your new breast appearance. Being able to look great in new bras, bikinis and tops is just one of the many benefits you’ll experience from your procedure. However, patience will be necessary while you recover from surgery. You won’t be able to wear regular bras immediately.
There are several factors that will impact the length of time you’ll have to wait before wearing a bra after breast augmentation. The type of implant will play a major role. You’ll need to wait approximately one month before wearing a bra if you get saline implants; if you choose silicone breast implants, Dr. Pozner will recommend that you wear a sports bra for support while you heal.
Wait Until You Are Healed to Purchase New Bras
In general, most women are able to wear bras 4-6 weeks after breast augmentation. That being said, Dr. Pozner recommends waiting approximately three months before spending a lot of money on new bras. It often takes several months for all swelling to subside and for your breast implants to settle into their proper position. During this process, your breast size and shape will continue to change. If you purchase new bras before your final results are visible, you may discover that they won’t fit well or accentuate your new breast appearance once all swelling subsides.
For this reason, it’s best to buy a few comfortable, inexpensive bras to use while you are healing. In order to avoid irritation near the incision, avoid underwire bras until you’re fully recovered.
The Implant Style Will Impact the Time Required Before Wearing a Bra
It takes longer for implants with a smooth texture and round shape to settle into their final position after breast augmentation. Wearing a bra before this process is complete may cause you to experience irregularities in your new breast appearance once your final results become visible. While this issue is rare, Dr. Pozner recommends erring on the side of caution and waiting to wear a bra until your breast implants fully settle into position.
On the other hand, teardrop-shaped, textured breast implants will need a greater amount of support and compression while you heal. This support is crucial to avoid implant rotation, which would create an unnatural breast appearance due to the teardrop shape. By wearing a sports bra throughout the recovery period, you will receive the support necessary to keep these implants from rotating out of position.
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Please contact Sanctuary Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 561-367-9101 today to schedule a breast augmentation consultation. We serve patients in Boca Raton and the surrounding areas of Florida.
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1. One way to avoid a “fake” look with breast augmentation is to place the implant beneath the pectoralis major (chest) muscle. In this position, there is an extra layer of tissue between the implant and your skin so the effect of the implant is blunted making the edges softer and the shape more natural. This is more important in women with small breasts who have little native breast tissue.
2. Another possible way to avoid an obvious breast augmentation appearance is to choose a silicone gel implant. Although a lovely natural augmentation can be achieved with a saline implant, these implants tend to be a little harder due to the fact that the surgeon is required to “overfill” the implant to avoid rupture and movement of the fluid within the implant. A softer, silicone implant tends to feel and look a little more natural.
3. Perhaps the most important approach to prevent a “fake” augmented look to the breasts is to work with your surgeon to choose the right implant size and shape to fit your body. There are a wide range of implant choices available to accommodate the variety of body types out there. If you have a small frame and small breast, a large implant will be more difficult to conceal and is more likely to look fake. The larger implants are also wider and when placed on a smaller frame the new breast is wider than the chest—a stigma of breast augmentation unwanted by some patients that desire a natural augmentation.
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