What Should Patients Wear After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

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


 Choosing the right clothing post-surgery is crucial to foster a comfortable and smooth breast augmentation recovery. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi, we help patients understand the importance of wearing suitable attire following their breast augmentation. Wearing appropriate clothing not only facilitates comfort but also aids in quicker healing, reducing potential complications. 

How does the right clothing influence breast augmentation recovery? 

The clothing you wear after your breast augmentation in Newport Beach, CA plays a pivotal role in your recovery process. Tight or restrictive clothing may hinder circulation and contribute to swelling or discomfort, thereby impeding recovery. On the other hand, loose, comfortable attire made of breathable fabric allows for better blood flow, making daily activities more manageable during recovery. Moreover, front-opening clothes are preferred to avoid strain on the surgery site while dressing or undressing. 

Why is a special post-surgery bra important after breast augmentation? 

After a breast augmentation procedure, your plastic surgeon will likely recommend wearing a special post-surgery bra. Unlike regular bras, these are designed to provide optimal support, control swelling, and minimize movement, which is essential for proper healing. It is crucial to wear the bra day and night for a prescribed period, only removing it for bathing unless advised otherwise by your surgeon. An additional benefit of the post-surgery bra is that it helps shape your new breasts, leading to a more satisfactory result aesthetically. 

What clothing options should be avoided after breast augmentation surgery? 

Certain types of clothing are not advisable during the breast augmentation recovery phase. This includes any tight or constrictive clothing that can potentially cause discomfort or put pressure on the surgical site. Additionally, clothing that needs to be put on over the head should be avoided, as it may strain your incisions and impede healing. Regular underwire bras should not be worn until your surgeon gives the go-ahead, as they may irritate the incisions and disrupt the healing process. 

SSK Plastic Surgery can help you in your breast augmentation recovery journey 

The recovery process after breast augmentation is a journey that requires proper care and attention. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, led by Dr. Sean Kelishadi, we understand the importance of patient education and support throughout this process. With a wealth of expertise and compassionate care, we ensure that your recovery is as comfortable and swift as possible. Are you ready to embark on your breast augmentation journey? Reach out to us today, and we'll be with you every step of the way, providing expert advice and individualized care, ensuring you can achieve the desired outcome and a speedy recovery.

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