A breast lift can be an extremely effective way to treat drooping breasts, but you may be wondering if a bra will be necessary once the cosmetic procedure has been performed.
This article will go into more detail about the use of bras after a breast lift and whether you can go without one following your cosmetic procedure.
At the CREO Clinic, our double board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr Omar Tillo, has extensive experience performing successful breast lift surgeries on patients with a variety of needs. He will work diligently to understand your needs and help you achieve your body goals.
You Need to Wear a Surgical Bra Following Breast Lift
It will be necessary to wear a compression bra for six weeks after your breast lift procedure. A degree of swelling is inevitable after any major surgery, but your compression bra will keep sustained pressure on your incision site, working to keep this swelling to a minimum.
Do I Need to Continue Wearing a Bra After Breast Lift?
After you have recovered from your breast lift, it is no longer necessary to wear a bra should you prefer not to wear one. There is no more extra benefit to your breast lift results.
Potential Effects of Not Wearing a Bra
Choosing not to wear a bra after your breast lift procedure will have no negative impact on the results of your breast lift and is an entirely personal decision.
When Can You Go Braless After Breast Lift?
After approximately six weeks, your breast lift incisions should have healed sufficiently that you can begin to go braless in certain situations. However, you should try to avoid going braless regularly so as to help prevent any future sagging.
When to Continue Wearing a Bra
It is important to regularly wear a bra after your breast lift surgery has healed, and your compression bra is no longer required. This is particularly important in situations involving a lot of movement or strain, such as lifting weights. A soft cup bra to wear in bed can also help prevent drooping.
Certain types of bra may be more comfortable than others depending on the situation, so try to find the right size and type of bra to suit you best.
After this cosmetic surgery, when your breasts and skin require great care and gentle treatment, a wire-free bra made of soft, non-abrasive material can be an excellent way to avoid discomfort but maintain ample levels of support.
A bra that opens and closes at the front can be a great way to offer you comfort and support while also providing the ease of a quick and simple opening.
The front-close bra may also prevent any unnecessary stretching of your post-surgical skin.
Adjustable Thick Bands
Your breast size will change as your post-operative swelling subsides, so having wide, adjustable straps that provide you with firm support as well as the possibility to make changes according to the level of swelling is an excellent idea.
Even after breast lift recovery, you should try to wear a sports bra that provides maximum support while you exercise. This will prevent your breasts from moving around during activities, which could cause them to droop.
Schedule a Consultation With CREO Clinic Today
If you are interested in knowing more about the benefits a breast lift could have for you, book a consultation with Dr Omar Tillo at the CREO Clinic in London.
Dr. Tillo has performed countless successful breast lifts and will first collaborate with you to fully understand your body goals. He will use his years of experience with body contouring procedures to create a bespoke treatment plan designed specifically to achieve your desired outcomes.