How Soon Can I Wear a Bra After Breast Augmentation?

Woman wearing bra after breast augmentationBreast augmentation is an exciting procedure that can have life-altering effects. It could drastically improve your confidence and self-esteem. For many women who undergo breast augmentation, the first time they go shopping for new bras is exhilarating.

At the Center for Plastic Surgery at Castle Rock, our award-winning breast surgeon Dr. Paul Rhee has seen firsthand the thrill his patients experience when they find the perfect bra to fit their new body. In this blog, we explore the breast augmentation recovery process to help you find the perfect bra.

Bras to Wear During Breast Augmentation Recovery

Immediately following your surgery, Dr. Rhee will fit you with a surgical bra. This will support your breasts throughout the initial phase of your recovery. You must wear this for the first four to six weeks after your surgery.

Supporting your breasts throughout recovery is crucial. Without proper support, your incisions may not heal properly, and your breasts may not attain their ideal shape. The pressure that the surgical bra places on your breasts will also help reduce post-operative swelling. Your swelling must be completely gone before you start trying on new bras because it could affect your fitting.

After Dr. Rhee clears you, you’ll be able to switch from the surgical bra to a sports bra. Before you start wearing underwire and push-up bras again, your incisions must be fully healed. Underwire bras can irritate your incisions and compromise their healing. Once Dr. Rhee has checked your incisions to ensure they’re healed, you can move on to the fun part.

Bra Fitting After Breast Augmentation

After Dr. Rhee has verified your incisions are healed, it’s time to buy new bras. Your old bras will not fit your new breast size, so you’ll likely have to purchase several new bras. Dr. Rhee recommends that you get a professional bra fitting once you’re fully recovered to ensure you find bras that perfectly fit your new size.

There are many benefits to getting a professional breast fitting beyond learning your new bra size. The professional experts who work with you during your fitting will help you find bras with the perfect level of support and the styles that work with your new body.

You should probably avoid buying bras online at first, even if your preferred retailer is online. Until you know your new breast size and are comfortable shopping for bras that fit you, only buy bras that you can physically try on.

Schedule Your Denver Breast Augmentation Consultation Today

Dr. Rhee is an award-winning, board-certified plastic surgeon. He has been named a Top Doctor by both RealSelf and Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors. He attended medical school and completed plastic surgery training at the University of Colorado. He loves the state and is dedicated to helping the people he serves to attain bodies they’re proud of.

Dr. Rhee serves Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Denver, and surrounding areas of Colorado. Call (303) 268-2222 today to schedule a consultation.