One common question that many women have about breast augmentation recovery is, “Should I wear a bra after getting implants?” The short answer is yes, Dr. Koehler will recommend that you wear a special compression or surgical bra directly after your procedure.
There are a variety of benefits to wearing a compression bra after augmentation, including these top three.
1. Reduced Swelling
One of the major purposes of wearing a compression bra after breast enhancement is to reduce fluid buildup and swelling. Not only does this help to reduce the risk of complications as you heal from your procedure, but it also helps to make you feel more comfortable during your breast augmentation recovery.
2. Avoid Implant Shifting
In the first days and weeks after your breast augmentation, your implants may be at risk for shifting or dislocating out of place. Wearing a compression bra for at least one month after getting breast implants can help you avoid this complication. It can take several months for your implants to settle into their final position, known as ‘dropping and fluffing.’
3. Optimized Healing
Finally, following your cosmetic surgeon’s guidelines for wearing a bra after augmentation can help you to optimize your body’s healing process and, ultimately, your final results. Properly fitting compression bras can increase blood flow for improved wound healing and cell renewal as you recover.
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