Post Op Bra Information
The Bra After Breast Enlargement Augmentation and Implants
Most patients naturally have not needed supportive bras but after enlargement they have had to acquire the skills and obligation to wear bras for comfort and to prevent rapid descent.
After surgery the patient should start to wear a fitted bra. Or as soon as it is comfortable, which is generally at 2 weeks.
Centering the implant
Bras can either help position the implants correctly or cause some significant malpositioning. “ Wonder “ “and push up bras “ can cause deformity of the breast at this stage.
At consultation centering the implant on the nipple areolar complex to achieve the most natural result was discussed.
At surgery the implant has been centred. After surgery the bra is a very important accessary to maintain this position of the implant.
The wire should fit exactly on the new breast crease. The cup should be firm and shaped to evenly support the new breast ie. not too shallow or too deep. The vertical strap must be strong enough to hold the position. The back strap must be comfortable but firm.
Initially the bra should be fitted by someone with experience.
At your post surgery visit please come in with your bra for the fit to be confirmed.
Preventing rapid descent
Without support over time most implants will descent. Apart from surgical accuracy and innate tissue strength, bra support is essential to prevent rapid descent.
When the bra is correctly worn the implant is centred ie equal volume of breast above and below the nipple areola complex. Ie the implant is centred
In rapid descent the breast below the nipple is much larger than above and although it may look “natural” it is certainly aged and sagged and tired looking.
Correct bra use can prevent this.
You may occasionally go braless for the big night out, only when healing is complete and the implants are secured.