When Can I Resume Wearing Regular Bras after Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


Denver breast augmentationBreast augmentation provides you with many benefits. One of these is the ability to look better in lingerie and bathing suits. However, it’s important to remember that it will take some time before you can resume wearing regular bras. While you may want to start shopping for sexy new lingerie right away, it’s best to put this fun and exciting task on hold until you’ve fully recovered.

Dr. Grossman, Dr. Capraro and Dr. Baker recommend that you wear either a compression bra or a sports bra during the first few weeks of recovery in order to facilitate proper healing. These types of bras will ensure your implants stay in the right position, and they will help ensure your incisions heal properly. If you wear a regular bra during the recovery period, it can adversely impact healing and prevent your breast implants from settling into the proper position. Similarly, wearing an underwire bra immediately after surgery can potentially irritate the incision site if your breast augmentation was performed using the inframammary technique.

In general, our plastic surgeons recommend that you wait at least 4-6 weeks before wearing a regular bra after breast augmentation. As they monitor your recovery, our plastic surgeons will provide you with a more specific time frame based on how quickly your body heals.

Keep in mind that it may take several months for all swelling to subside and for you to achieve your final results. Therefore, you will most likely go through several different new bra sizes during the recovery process. You may want to consider purchasing just a few bras at a time since these initial bras will most likely not fit properly once you achieve your final results.

After you’ve fully recovered and achieved your final results, you’ll be ready for a final bra fitting. This is one of the most exciting parts of the breast augmentation process, since you’ll finally be able to pick out a wardrobe that is flattering to your new breast appearance. While it will take a little time before you can try on sexy new lingerie, the wait will be well worth it in the end.

If you would like to learn more about the breast augmentation process, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 303-320-5566 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Denver, Littleton and the surrounding areas of Colorado.