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Have you had breast augmentation surgery? Or, alternately, are you thinking about having the procedure? If so, you might be wondering what bras you can wear while you’re in the healing process. Keeping your breasts as safe and secure as possible should be your number one priority.

With that in mind, here’s everything that you need to know.

First of all, donate your old bras.

When you’ve had breast augmentation surgery (or in the lead-up to the surgery), there’s one thing that you should do: Donate your old bras. The fact of the matter is that you will no longer be the same size when you heal. That means that you have no use for your old bras. This is the perfect time to clean out your lingerie drawer and make space for some new additions.

While you may love your current selection of lingerie, see this as an opportunity to reinvent your style. Perhaps you can even make some new choices when it comes to the lingerie you choose and shake things up after your surgery. Why not give it a whirl?

Wear the style your doctor recommends.

Directly after your breast augmentation surgery, you will need to wear a specialist surgical bra, which will be recommended by your doctor. You may need to wear this garment for 24 hours a day when you’re breasts are settling. It could take a matter of weeks or even months for your breasts to heal, depending on the type of surgery you’ve had.

Don’t panic, as this is a perfectly normal part of the process and nothing to worry about. You will have all the support you need. Of course, you should take note of what your doctor says and listen to their advice. They will check on you regularly and tell you when you can stop wearing the surgical bra.


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Wait until your doctor gives you the go-ahead before switching styles.

After you receive approval from your doctor, you will want to pick out an everyday bra, in which you will feel comfortable and supported. However, the chances are that you will want to steer clear of anything that has underwire. With that in mind, you may find that a wireless bra with a supportive band is the best way to go for you. A wireless sports bra may also be a good option for you. Again, it is worth consulting with your doctor before you make any firm decisions on what you should be wearing and what suits you.

Luckily, there’s a broad variety of bralettes, wire-free bras, and wireless sports bras out there, which means that you might literally be spoiled for choice. You could opt for something simple and sleek like a plain black number or something a little edgier like a brighter pink or blue sports bra. Play around with a range of different styles until you find the one that you adore. Of course, you will likely need to invest in a few different bras to see you through this period.

When it’s time, get fitted and invest in new bras.

After you have completely healed and your breasts have settled to the size they are likely to be, it’s time to get a bra fitting. When booking an appointment to get measured, be sure to let the bra fitter know that you have recovered from surgery. It’s important that they take extra care when it comes to the measuring process so that you feel comfortable at the time. Keep in mind that your bra size may continue to change, so be prepared to come back for a second fitting if your bra size changes in the months after your first bra fitting.

When you’re confident in your bra size, you can start to pick some new bras. It may be best to go for lingerie that is unlined, such as wire-free bras or plain t-shirt bras. Doing so will mean that you don’t feel any discomfort and will also give you the support that you need. Should you find that the bra you choose causes pain, you will need to stop wearing it right away. If this continues with multiple bras, take to your doctor about your options and go from there.


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Whether you’re shopping for new everyday bras or lingerie for a special occasion, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find bras that fit well and feel good, especially when you’re doing it on your own. If you’ve ever felt unsure about your bra size or you just don’t know where to go to find good bras, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings. Their expert bra fitters will take the pain and frustration out of bra shopping and do all the work for you. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best bras are hiding.

If you’ve struggled with finding bras in the right size, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy bra shopping!

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Charlotte Grainger

Charlotte Grainger is a freelance writer and digital journalist. Her main areas of interest are health, lifestyle, and relationships. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, gymming, and socializing.

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