Tips for Bra Shopping After Breast Augmentation

Woman trying on bras after breast augmentation surgery in Hingham, MA

One of the exciting perks of getting breast augmentation surgery in Boston is going out to shop for bras that might not have been available to patients with smaller breasts. But it’s important that patients understand the need to postpone splurging on new bras until any swelling is completely resolved.

For starters, you’ll want to be fully healed and wait until the implants have settled into place before heading to the lingerie store. Buying new and different types of bras is just one of the ways your life changes after breast augmentation. In this blog post, we provide some useful tips for women considering breast augmentation about bra shopping after breast implants. These tips include information about the bras you’ll wear immediately after the surgery, the timing of switching to other bras, and why your attitude when bra shopping can be important.

  • Be patient: The bras worn during the first 6 weeks or so after breast augmentation are more utilitarian than sexy. Wireless surgical bras and support bras are designed to help you heal, but they’re not very pretty.
  • Get a professional fitting: Many women, whether they have breast implants or not, wear bras that don’t fit well. Some bras are entirely the wrong size. Augmented breasts typically have a slightly different feel and shape, and I recommend having a specialist help you select the perfect bra to provide the correct level of support. A professional can also recommend bras styles that will work great with your new body shape. This professional fitting should be scheduled after you’ve completely healed.
  • Wait a bit longer before buying really expensive bras: Even after you’ve healed, your breasts continue changing. Buying a nice bra or 2 is fine, but don’t splurge until about 6 months have passed. By then, you can be very confident that your breasts’ new shape and size aren’t likely to change noticeably.
  • Be adventurous: Your new breasts don’t deserve the same old, same old. This is the exciting part, so try something completely new! The range of colors and styles available can be a bit overwhelming if you’re used to buying traditional bras, but shop with an open mind. Arrange your first shopping trip with friends so you can get some real-time feedback and have fun.
  • Donate your old bras: Bras are expensive, and not everyone can afford to buy quality bras. Consider giving your lightly used bras to charity. You can look around the Boston area for an organization that collects used bras. Another great place to start is ThirdLove, which partners with other non-profit organizations to collect and distribute used bras.

If you’re considering getting breast implants in the Boston, MA, area, browsing our gallery of before-and-after photos of actual patients can give you a good idea of the types of results we create at Coastal Plastic Surgery. You can also contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (781) 740-7840 to schedule an appointment.

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