Giving your breasts the right support ensures that the shape and form you now achieve is maintained.
You finally braved breast augmentation surgery, and now it’s time for you to face the world ahead with better shape. Doing so means making the right choices to maintain the aesthetic value of your surgical decision. The challenge now is in finding the bra that offers you the right comfort and support. To guide you, here are some pointers to consider:
1. Give it time to heal
The surgeon’s advice slightly varies but they agree on one thing – that is to give it some time to heal before you go shopping for bras. The reason behind it is to ensure that most of the swelling has subsided, also allowing the implants to settle or “drop”. So, before you ease into that dainty brassiere, you might have to wear a sports bra or a compression garment. This promotes comfort while you heal from the swelling.
2. Do you research
Use your recovery time to do some research. Learn what you can about finding a good bra for post-transplant patients. Through this, you’ll appreciate the fact that there’s a plethora of options available for you to perfectly complement your form. Research will also help you to better understand the right support that your new breasts need. You can also go to forums where you can find support and advice from women who had the same journey as you.
3. Never buy your bras all at once
Don’t get too excited and purchase new bras in various colors and designs. Don’t go haywire on shopping since your breast size and overall fit will continue to change over the months, especially if you had breast augmentation done with other procedures, like a breast lift or liposuction.
At this point, you might want to transition from compression garments to recovery bras. Instead of the usual silk, cotton, and laces, a recovery bra would be more appropriate and beneficial as it is padded with an elastic fabric called a powernet. This is designed to provide compression and additional support. It remains to be sturdy while staying smooth and soft against the skin.
4. Get Sized Properly
For both breast augmentations and reductions, important areas to measure are the bust and underbust as these areas drastically change post-surgery. Get properly sized at your local department store or a specialty boutique. These measurements will help you determine your exact size so that you can find a bra that will be able to provide adequate support, as opposed to relying on estimates. Even the size given to you by your surgeon prior to surgery may slightly vary after the procedure.
5. Don’t Let the Numbers Get to You
You might have asked your surgeon a certain size, but then you find out that you are one cup size smaller or bigger when shopping for bras. Don’t let this get you worked up because the truth of the matter is that bra sizing is not standardized. This is often left to the manufacturer to determine, which is why it is important to actually try them on for size.
6. Try Different Styles
Sometimes, even with the right fitting, different bra styles can cup the shape of the breasts differently. For this reason, it helps to try on different styles to see how comfortable it is for you or find how certain designs compliment your new form. However, for the first few months, surgeons advise against bras with underwires since this could create undue tension particularly if the incision is made under the breasts. It also hampers the breast implants to settle into their natural position.
7. shop Personally
Online shopping may seem so convenient, but if possible, personally shop for your new bra. Yes, sizing charts may be used as guides, but wearing it and assessing the fit would be a more accurate test. A bra may look good on a model or a mannequin, but it doesn’t necessarily follow that it would also be the same for you. Your primary intent should be your comfort and support before style comes into play
While bra shopping, it is also important that you know how to point out the signs of an ill-fitting bra. You might want to look out for the following:
- Bra straps that dig into your shoulders – This is not an indication that your breasts are too big for you, but rather it means that your bra is not giving you the right support. Hence, it is your shoulders that take the pressure.
- Breast tissue bulges out of the cup – This means that you have to go up a cup size.
- The band rides up at the back – A band that slides up at the back, instead of lying firmly across, means that it is too big for your breast size.
- Neck or back pain – This means that the muscles in these areas are strained due to the lack of support from your bra because it’s the wrong size.
- A back bulge – It is not necessarily back fat. Sometimes, this could mean that the bra is too tight squeezing your skin, or your band could be too small.
Wherever you are in your journey, learn to enjoy the process. These pointers will help you know how to start and what to look for, but once you finally get the hang of it enjoy your new shape and look.
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