You’ve had your breast augmentation procedure and are quickly recovering — now comes the fun part to shop for new bras that fit your new size! But before you start stocking up on new lingerie, there are a few pointers to follow to make sure you’re buying the right type and size of bra after breast augmentation.
Wait at Least 6 Weeks before Wearing Underwires
Lots of women prefer underwire bras for their added support. However, if you’ve recently gotten breast implants, you’ll need to wait at least 6 weeks to wear an underwire bra again. Underwires can irritate the incisions that are usually placed in the crease under your breasts, right where the wire sits. To avoid complications, wait until you get the go-ahead from your cosmetic surgeon to wear underwires.
Don’t Go on a Shopping Spree Right Away
Final breast augmentation results can take up to 6 months to fully develop.
You may start to notice changes in your breast size or shape soon after your breast augmentation. However, it’s not quite time to go on a shopping spree for new bras just yet. Keep in mind that it can take around three months for your new implants to “drop and fluff” into their new position. Thus, you’ll want to wait at least this long to spend much money on a new lingerie wardrobe.
Let Your Cosmetic Surgeon’s Advice Guide You after Augmentation
In some cases we may recommend wearing a sports bra or compression bra directly after getting implants. We’ll discuss this during the consultation and be sure to follow our specific guidelines about what kind of bra to wear right after breast augmentation.
For more information about breast augmentation recovery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Koehler, call our Fairhope office today at 251-929-7850 or contact us online.