Tips for Purchasing Bras after Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

One of the best parts about breast augmentation surgery is being able to go out and buy yourself some new lingerie. Before...

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One of the best parts about breast augmentation surgery is being able to go out and buy yourself some new lingerie. Before you do that though, there are a few things to consider.

Tips for buying bras after your breast implant surgery

Below are a few things to think about before you head to the mall.

Recovery is key

It’s important to give your body enough time to heal after your surgery before you start buying new bras. Most patients will need to wait 3 – 6 weeks before they can start considering new underwear. During the breast augmentation recovery period, patients will need to wear support bandages and bras and can expect some swelling, which will make it difficult to buy the right bras anyway.

Some patients will still experience some pain and discomfort after their recovery period, which means that underwire and push-up bras won’t be an option yet.

Your breasts need additional support while they heal, allowing the implants to settle properly. If your bras cause you any discomfort, it’s best to speak to your doctor and to give your breasts extra time to heal before you purchase any new underwear.

You will find more details about the breast augmentation recovery process here:

Opt for a professional fitting

Too many women aren’t actually wearing the correct size bras so make sure that you’re spending your money wisely by going for a professional bra fitting. All breasts are different and a professional will be able to help you select bras that will provide you with the correct support and recommend styles that will compliment your new body shape.

Try something new

This is where things get fun. Your new breasts are the perfect excuse to try new styles and colours.

You may find a style or brand that you’ve never considered before to be perfect for your new breasts. Head out to the mall with an open mind.

Hold off on buying the expensive stuff

Before you splurge on any fancy lingerie, rather give your breasts some additional time to settle as your implants could still shift and change up to 6 months after your surgery. This means that bras you buy a month or two after your surgery may not fit a few months down the line. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on new lingerie, rather buy one or two moderately-priced bras that will see you through the next 6 months.

Avoid online stores for now

Again, since your breasts need time to settle and you don’t know exactly what size bra is going to fit you best, it’s better to avoid online stores until you’re completely healed and have been for a professional fitting.

Donate your old bras

Bras can be incredibly expensive so why not put your old bras to good use by donating them to a charity store or less fortunate women in your community?

Buying new bras after your breast augmentation surgery is incredibly exciting but it’s best to wait a few months to avoid wasting your money.

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