Choosing the best bra to wear after your breast augmentation can be a difficult task. You want to find comfort and support, as well as style. There are many reconstruction bras out there. Here are few types to get you started.
Right after surgery, your doctor will give you recommendations on what type of bra is best to wear. One of the more common suggestions is the surgical compression bra. It is form fitting with molded cups for maximum support, hook-and-eye closures on the front and back and velcro straps for ease of adjustment. The additional velcro compression band aids in support and stabilization while your breasts are in the healing process. This bras also helps with proper circulation and decreasing swelling and bruising.
Another suggestion your doctor may make is for a full coverage bra. This bra has full supporting cups with little to no exposed cleavage. Some extend down several inches below the breasts for added support. They likely have wide velcro shoulder straps and either a velcro or zipper front for ease of removal and adjustment. There are some which come with loops for drainage tubes.
A type of full coverage bra is the sports bra. They are sturdier than regular bras offering more support and minimal breast movement. The lack of structure is more forgiving for uneven breasts. They come in many styles; seamless, front/back hooks, adjustable shoulder straps, and racerback are only a few differences to look for when choosing a comfortable sports bra.
Another seamless wonder is the coobie bra. It boasts a one size fits most: from 32A to 36D and then some. It comes with removable pads which can provide coverage for reconstructed nipples. Adjustable and removable straps are interchangeable with the included clear plastic one. The coobie comes in v-neck, scoop-neck, and bandeau styles all in many colors. It has no hooks or other fasteners, and there is no under-wire. They have good support with their strechability and breast coverage.
Exactly as the name implies, a soft cup bra is unlike the typical molded cup bra in the although it does have a molded cup, there is no stiff structure. Their support comes from the wireless band below the breasts and the sturdy adjustable straps. Soft cups can be found in many styles including sports bras and full coverage bras.
Having the right bra means nothing if you do not wear the correct size. So don’t forget you will need to get measured after your augmentation. You can have it done professionally or you can do it yourself.
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