If you’re about to have breast lift surgery or a breast reduction, you’ve probably already heard all there is to know about recovery. Except what kind of bra to wear post-surgery, that is.
When you’re recovering from any type of breast surgery, you’re going to need a specific medical bra to make sure you’re comfortable and that your breasts are healing properly. There are so many different types of recovery bras out there, so let’s take a look at a few of your options.
This bra is probably the most commonly chosen recovery option out there. It’s designed to give you the perfect amount of comfort, compression, and support. Typically, bras are hooked at the back, but when you have surgery, it may be hard to reach around and clip everything in place. With the front-closure option, you can easily be protected without straining any muscles. They’re super easy to slip on and off. The fabric of these bras is stretchy, which allows you to be 100% comfortable during the recovery process.
Another popular choice is a sports bra. Many women actually opt for this over a front-clasp after surgery. It provides the wearer with the desired amount of support and compression. If you decide to go down this route, make sure you find a bra that is made of breathable fabric and doesn’t have any underwire. Speak with your doctor to see if this is the best option for you. Your doctor may even decide to switch you from another bra to this one after you’ve been in recovery for a few weeks. Breast reduction surgery usually takes about two or three hours, so make sure whoever is at the procedure with you has your post-op bra on hand following that time.
If you have a mastectomy, you’re going to want a bra specifically for that surgery. These types of bras feature pockets that can hold the forms or prosthesis in place. Many women choose to use this type of bra well after surgery since they’re perfect for healing.
Breast surgery can be a lot to handle, but as long as you’re prepared, everything can go fairly well. Make sure you have the right bra on hand for post-op! If you’re unsure of which to choose, take a look at a few of the suggestions above.