It is important for you to wear your surgical bra or a sports bra recommended by your surgeon for the initial weeks following breast enlargement surgery. Your breasts will be swollen for a little while after your procedure so it is best to wait for 4-6 weeks before going to get sized up for a new bra. A poorly fitting bra or an underwired bra can affect the way that your breasts are healing and how your implants finally settle.
At your 6 weeks post-op appointment, your surgeon will be able to give you the go ahead to go and get fitted for a new bra. Some surgeons may suggest choosing softer bras initially without the underwire to ensure that your incisions are not being irritated which could affect your healing time.
Some swelling still may be present at the 6 week stage, so we would advise going for regular bra fittings to ensure that you are always wearing the correct size. Bras can differ considerably in size and shape from one brand to the next so be cautious to pick bras that you can either try on first or have a simple return policy.
Your surgeon can provide more advice about bra shopping and sizing after your surgery. To find out more about breast enlargement procedures or to book a consultation click here.