Picking a Bra After Breast Augmentation Surgery

By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on July 01, 2019


A woman in a black braUndergoing breast augmentation surgery can have so many benefits. You’ll enhance your curves and may experience enhanced self-confidence in the process. Dr. Brian J. Kobienia has helped countless patients in the Minneapolis, MN area thanks to breast augmentation surgery.

The help that Dr. Kobienia provides goes beyond the surgical procedure and his expertise. He also considers day-to-day matters that patients care about once their procedure is done. On that note, let’s get an overview of how to pick the right bra after you’ve gotten breast implants.

Why the Right Bra Matters

Proper support is always a good thing whether you have breast implants or not. A bra that fits will be comfortable, not pressing your breasts or pinching around the sides of your chest and torso. For breast augmentation patients, getting a supportive bra will mean reducing the amount of sagging and drooping later in life.

Picking a Good Surgical Bra for Post-Op Recovery

Wearing a surgical bra after breast augmentation surgery will provide comfort as you heal. The compression of the surgical bra works wonders for reducing pain and managing post-op swelling. We can help you pick the right type and size of surgical bra during the consultation process so you’re set for recovery as soon as the procedure is completed.

Getting Sized and Fitted for a Bra Once You’ve Healed

Once you have healed from breast augmentation surgery, you can get properly sized and fitted for a new bra. This can be done at lingerie stores or department stores. Professional sizing allows you to find a bra with the right cup size that also takes into account the band, straps, bridge, and so forth. You might be surprised by how much better your bra fits thanks to professional insight. This is another thing we can assist with at our Minneapolis surgical center.

Avoid Underwire Bras

You’ll want to avoid bras with underwire after you get breast implants. Many patients find the underwire extremely uncomfortable. This is especially true if your breast augmentation involved incisions made along the underside of the breasts. Best to avoid the irritation and aggravation.

Look for Comfort and Support

There are plenty of options out there for supportive and comfortable bras that don’t involve underwire. During a professional fitting, you’ll get a lot of advice on what would be best for your bustline.

Generally speaking, a bra that properly holds the breasts in place without pressing on them or pushing them up too much is a good option. Try on multiple bras to find one that best fits you.

Consider a Front Closure Bra

Stretching and reaching behind your back can get challenging if you have breast implants. If that is the case, you may want to consider a front closure bra. This will make it easier to remove and less of a hassle for you in the long run.

Finding a Sports Bra That Fits

Sports bras are essential if you lead an active lifestyle. They’ll provide support when you’re out for a run, at the gym, or just doing yoga. As with other bra suggestions above, find that balance between support and snugness. Trying multiple sports bras is best so you can find the right fit that won’t get in the way of your quest for fitness.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you live in the Minneapolis area and would like more information about breast augmentation, be sure to contact a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon. The team at Kobienia Plastic Surgery is here to help. You can reach us by phone at (952) 925-1111.

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