Best Bra Options after Breast Augmentation By Stuart Baker on July 14, 2019

Attractive woman sitting by the window in her braBreast augmentation effectively increases the size and improves the shape of the breasts. If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to know what to expect after the procedure. Part of the recovery process includes wearing a bra with proper support. Many of our patients ask us what types of bras they should wear once the healing period is complete.

Here, our Monticello, IL, plastic surgery team offers recommendations for the best bra options after breast augmentation.

Best Recovery Bras

Immediately following breast augmentation, patients will notice some tenderness and swelling. To address these side effects, Dr. Baker may recommend a compression bra. This helps support the tissues and reduce inflammation during the initial recovery. It also restricts movement of the implants, keeps wound dressings in place, protects tender tissue, and promotes overall healing.

In most cases, patients will need to wear their compression bra for one to two weeks, 24 hours a day. Around week three, individuals can transition to a soft sports bra. Here are some things to look for when shopping for your bra:

  • Choose one without underwires, which can interfere with recovery and irritate the incisions.
  • Consider a bra with a front clasp so you can take it on and off more easily.
  • Shop for a bra that provides excellent support and keeps your new implants high on the chest.

Best Bras Once Healing Is Complete

Dr. Baker will monitor your recovery closely to determine when you can transition from a sports bra to a feminine underwire bra. The breast implants should be settled into their final position and the incisions should be totally healed.

Our team in Monticello can work with you to choose a bra that fits your unique needs and style. In the sections below, we will explore some of the most popular options.

Plunge Bras

Plunge style bras are a popular choice for those with firm, full breasts. For this reason, many women choose this type following breast augmentation. One of the benefits of this type of bra is that it has shorter underwires, which can offer a better fit post-surgery.

Macom Signature Bras

Even after healing has occurred, many women still choose bras that are specially designed for the post-surgical market. The Macom® bra is both wireless and seamless to prevent irritation. There is also an adjustable front clasp, and the cups are fully expandable for optimal comfort.

Brilliant Contours Bras

This is a female-owned and operated company, specifically targeted to the post-surgical community. Their products are available in several colorful patterns, and they are designed to provide support during healing and serve as a sports bra after recovery.

The Breast Whisperer Bra

Specially designed for women with implants, this anti-gravity bra is suitable for daytime and nighttime wear. This product was created by a plastic surgeon and a fashion designer. Its breathable fabric keeps you cool, and because there are no seams or underwires, it keeps you comfortable as well.

Contact Our Practice Today

Would you like to learn more about the best bra options after breast augmentation? If so, schedule a visit at our Monticello practice. You can call us at (217) 877-9439 or (217) 877-9000 or contact us online anytime.

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Dr. Stuart Baker

The Center for Cosmetic Medicine

Dr. Stuart Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience. He has been recognized as a "master injector" by Allergan, the maker of BOTOX® Cosmetic and JUVÉDERM® products, for excellent patient outcomes. In addition to being a skilled plastic surgeon, he is also an orthopedic hand surgery specialist. His prestigious affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons — ASPS 
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery — ASAPS 
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery — AACS 
  • American Medical Association — AMA 

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