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What Post Surgical Bra Should I Buy?

Let Bodyment answer this question for you.

No matter whether you are having augmentation, lift and or reduction or breast cancer surgery, this question should always be directed to your Surgeon or their staff.

What kind of bra should I wear after breast surgery?

You trust your surgeon to create the breasts you want, so it is best practise to ensure you wear the type of bra he requires.

Over the years, we have spoken to thousands of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons and their Nurses and each of them have their own preferences in the style of bra they like their patients to wear after the procedure. Often, the style of bra will change depending on the type of breast surgery being performed. However, based on their expertise and our experience, here is our list of “must haves” for all post surgery bras.

Do I need a front fastening bra?

A front fastening bra is vital for wear immediately following your breast surgery. Doctors don’t want you raising your arms to put your bra on as it may tug at your stitches and be a little painful. Usually, the bras have either hook and eye or zip closure. Some hook and eye closure bras have more than one row of eyes so the bra is very adjustable and adjusts to your size as the swelling reduces.

Should I choose zip or hook and eye closure?

As long as the bra has adjustment, either at the front or back, the bra will be more able to customise as your swelling increases or reduces. The new Marena FlexiFit Ultra Low Zip Front bra now has three rows of hooks and eyes at the back, which makes this bra so much more popular.

What type of shoulder adjustment should I choose?

Not all women are the same height, so it is important to be able to adjust the length of the shoulder straps to suit your body. The adjustment here is often hook and eye, sliders like regular bras, hooks and spaces or velcro. All of these adjusters work well. Bras with hook and eye adjustment on the shoulders generally have wide straps, so if you are wanting something less noticeable, then opt for the regular slider style shoulder straps.

What’s best for me – comfort or compression bra?

Now, we need to talk about “compression” versus “comfort”. This is where you need to listen carefully to your Surgeon. Often, for Breast Augmentation surgery, your doctor will want you to wear a comfort bra. In other words, he doesn’t want your breasts to be compressed. This may have something to do with the type of implants you will be getting. But, if your Surgeon wants no compression then there are plenty of options available.

Should you be having Breast Reduction or similar surgery, your Surgeon may recommend a compression bra. These bras will help control swelling and bruising. They are not uncomfortable, just firmer on your body so you. When wearing a compression bra it is very important to ensure that the band sits low on your rib cage and doesn’t ride up onto your breasts. Also, make sure you cover your entire breast with the cup of the bra.

Do I need a Stabiliser Band?

Last but no least, does your Surgeon need you to wear a Stabiliser Band? These are usually only worn following Breast Augmentation surgery. Not all Surgeons recommend them and certainly not in all cases. They are self adjusting, and keep the implants down well in the pockets. The new BodyAid Stabiliser Band is black – so much easier to wear with your black post-op bra.

What bra should I wear after Breast Augmentation?

Aways check with you Surgeon before purchasing a post breast augmentation bra as they may have aq preference of style – comfort or compression. The latest feedback we have received from Bodyment Partner Surgeons, is that they usually prefer a non compressive bra front fastening bra.

What Bra Should I wear after Breast Lift or Reduction surgery?

Unlike breast augmentation, most of our partnered Surgeons will recommend a compression bra after these procedures. All the Marena Flexifit bras are made from surgical grade anti-bacterial compression fabric. As you will have incisions under your breast, we recommend a post-op bra that sits lower on your body.

What Bra Should I wear after Breast Cancer Surgery?

A bra that has built-in pockets in the cup is a great post Mastectomy or Lumpectomy option. You may need to wear a shaper or breast form during your recovery, so a bra with pocketed cups is really convenient.

Marena FlexiFit‚Ñ¢ High Coverage Zip Front Bra BNRZ
Marena Flexi Fit High Coverage Size Front Bra has built-in pockets.

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