Undergoing breast augmentation can work wonders for your appearance and your self-esteem. That’s why countless patients in the Victoria, TX area visit our practice to learn about breast implants. After getting implants, a patient’s life can change in innumerable ways. One of the biggest changes is in your wardrobe, especially when it comes to the bras you wear.
Dr. Brian F. Burns would like to cover some basics when it comes to picking a bra after breast augmentation. We can offer more advice and insight during your visit to South Texas Plastic Surgery.
Surgical Bras After Breast Augmentation
Before we discuss the undergarments you’ll wear after you heal, let’s consider the first kind of bra you’ll wear after surgery. That’s a surgical bra.
Surgical bras are intended to provide support to the breasts as they heal. They help prevent the breasts from drooping after surgery, which aids with comfort and pain management.
During the consultation process, we can discuss the ideal size and type of surgical bra for your needs. We’ll also discuss how long the surgical bra should be worn, and some cleaning instructions to keep in mind as you heal.
Why You Should Undergo a Professional Bra Fitting
Once the recovery process is done, you’ll need to get a new set of bras to wear. The first step in getting the right kind of bra is to undergo a professional bra fitting/sizing. This process involves taking measurements of your breasts, your torso, your chest, and your shoulders. Using these measurements, you’ll get a good idea of the right bra for your needs.
For the best fit, you need to know more than just your cup size. That’s why these service also consider the band, the straps, the bridge, and other parts of a bra.
Where Can I Get a Professional Bra Sizing Done?
Professional bra fittings can be done at lingerie stores, department stores, and other shops and boutiques that specialize in undergarments for women. If you have trouble finding any stores that offer this service, ask your friends or someone at our practice for recommendations.
If you can’t get good recommendations from our practice or people you know, you can also use Google. A simple search like “bra sizing and fitting in Victoria, Texas” can yield a lot of promising leads.
Aim for Comfort and Support
When you’re picking new bras after breast augmentation, your primary focus should be on comfort and support. Find bras that fit right and help keep your breasts from sagging. While the bra should be snug, it should not compress or squeeze your breasts too much.
Avoid Underwire Bras
Underwire bras should be avoided after breast augmentation. The underwire can dig into the underside of the breasts, which can be uncomfortable, especially if worn for long periods of time. If you had your implants placed with an inframammary incision, the underwire may irritate the scar tissue.
Consider Some Front Closure Bras
Reaching behind your back after getting breast implants can be more difficult. This is why you may want to consider a few front closure bras to add to your wardrobe. These kinds of bras can be clasped and unclasped from the front, making them more convenient and comfortable for many patients.
How to Find a Good Sports Bra
A sports bra is essential whether you’re going for a jog, doing yoga, playing sports, or working with weights. Comfort and support will remain your primary focus when it comes to sports bras. Be sure to try on several sports bras to check the fit and make sure you can move and perform comfortably while the sports bra is on.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation
If you would like more information about breast augmentation surgery and what to expect after your implants are in place, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. You can reach South Texas Plastic Surgery in Victoria by phone at (361) 576-1975.