After breast augmentation, the breasts will be swollen for 3-6 months, although the majority of the swelling will be resolved by 3 months. Support, therefore, is critical to minimize discomfort.
It is important a sports bra be worn for the first three months, which opens in the front. It will be very difficult to reach back and close a bra with painful, swollen breasts!
At the time of consultation, I measure the patient’s chest diameter and recommend three sizes to be purchased. It is very difficult to know the exact bra size which will fit properly after surgery, since every patient will have varying degrees of swelling. It is critical for the sports bra not to be tight, as it will push the implants up (in effect acting like a push-up bra). During the first three months, it is important to make sure the implants are not pushed up as the surgical pocket created may close and the implant will stay up permanently. The only correction is additional surgery!
Many patients are impatient and want to show their new breasts as soon as possible. Usually, this is accomplished by wearing a push-up bra. Patience is rewarded if one can resist the temptation during the first three months.
Michael A. Jazayeri, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience. His office is located in Orange County, California. To schedule a complimentary consultation, please call (714) 834-0101.
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