Can I Go Without A Bra After Breast Augmentation And Lift?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


For some women, the goal of breast enhancement surgery is to feel comfortable and confident without the need for a bra. While breast augmentation with lift can certainly create a more youthful, appealing breast shape and position, patients can still benefit greatly from continuing to wear a bra. Acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the distinguished team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA aim to help all patients achieve their ultimate cosmetic and lifestyle goals with the most advanced breast surgery techniques available. Learn more about what to expect after breast augmentation, including when, why, and how often you may need to wear a bra.

Should I get a lift with my breast augmentation?

One of the first and most important decisions women will need to make during the breast augmentation process is whether to include a breast lift as part of their procedure. Formally known as mastopexy, breast lift surgery is designed to raise the breasts to a higher position on the chest through skin removal and other methods for a perkier, more youthful silhouette. Breast lift surgery can be particularly beneficial for women who have sagging breasts or downward-pointing nipples due to aging, weight loss, or breastfeeding. When breast lift is combined with implants for breast size increase, the transformation can be stunning.

During your initial consultation for breast augmentation in Newport Beach, Dr. Kelishadi will carefully evaluate your breasts, assess the amount of excess skin and/or level of sagging, discuss your desired outcome, and create a customized surgical plan that best meets your needs. Additional procedures that are often paired with breast augmentation and lift include:

When is it okay to go braless after breast augmentation?

During recovery after breast lift and augmentation, patients will need to wear a supportive medical-grade bra for the first several weeks. This helps to minimize swelling after breast augmentation, promote proper healing, and keep patients comfortable. Once cleared by Dr. Kelishadi, patients may be able to switch to a regular sports bra and/or take periodic breaks from their surgical bra. However, patients are encouraged to wear a bra as often as possible, particularly when running, jumping, or during other high-impact physical activities, in order to achieve and maintain the most attractive and longest-lasting results.

Breast lift does not stop the aging process

While the cosmetic transformation that can be achieved through breast augmentation with lift is certainly astounding, patients should keep in mind that even plastic surgery cannot completely stop the aging process. Women may still experience subtle changes in their breasts over time due to gravity, weight fluctuation, childbirth/breastfeeding, and other factors. In addition to eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and avoiding sun exposure, patients can significantly prolong their breast lift results by continuing to wear a bra as frequently as possible. The extra support provided by a bra works to combat sagging, drooping, and other unwanted side effects that can affect the breasts over time.

After Newport Beach breast augmentation, enjoy your perky breasts for longer by wearing a bra!

There are certainly special occasions when going braless after breast surgery is ideal, such as when you are wearing a specific style of clothing or simply want to feel more comfortable around the house once in a while. However, wearing a bra regularly after breast augmentation or lift can be one of the best ways to minimize or prevent subsequent sagging and other changes to your results. To learn more about the exciting possibilities with breast augmentation and lift in Newport Beach, CA, call the knowledgeable team at SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today!

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