After a breast augmentation, the bra should support the wound dressings, protect tissues and eliminate unnecessary graft movement. Your regular bra isn’t the right type to use immediately after a breast-related cosmetic surgery. Let us delve deep into an underwire bra’s role post a breast implant cosmetic surgery.
Choosing A Bra Post Breast Implants
The bra type you pick after having those gummy bear implants inserted under your skin depends on many factors: surgery type, your body structure, and the plastic surgeon. Some doctors recommend braless outfits for some days/weeks to facilitate uninterrupted movement of the breast implants. A few others suggest a healing brassiere, also called the medical compression brassiere. It’s an easy-moving unique undergarment.
Underwire Bra Safety After Breast Augmentation
As per doctors, underwire bras aren’t the wise choice, especially for a minimum of six weeks after the gummy bear implants operation. Body-embracing garments are generally recommended.
Why is an underwire bra not the norm post breast surgery?
These bras push the breasts up, thereby disrupting the implant’s native shape and symmetry. A few other drawbacks are:
• Tender incisions may get irritated. The wire – generally made from resin, plastic, or metal – could cut through the underlying muscle.
• An indentation or uneven scarring under the bosom is also possible.
When is Underwire Right?
The breast operation’s complexity and variety determine the ideal time to go underwire. The scars and overall body structure, the current healing phase and the implanted breasts’ overall progress are also vital determinants.
Once the swelling subsides, underwire bras shouldn’t pose any problems. Typically, the healing duration won’t last longer than a year. To check underwire bra safety, put it on for a few hours. If there aren’t any breast irritations, such as blisters, redness, etc., things are normal. Else, wait for some more time.
Alternate Arrangement To Minimize Breast Implant Pain
If you love underwire bras and can’t wait to put them on soon, have the upper portion of your breasts covered by a Velcro strap or bandeau. This would help restrict any upward implant movement. De-wire the bra to avoid inflamed or wounded flesh issues.
If pain related to breast augmentation persists after a year, consult your doctor.