The postoperative care is as important as the pre-operative care. Achieving the best results after the surgical intervention has been done does not only depend on the surgeon who has performed the surgery but it also depends on how the patient will take care of herself. It is vital to strictly follow all the recommendations given by the surgeon. Paying attention to the given instructions will prevent you from getting any complication or problem.
After breast augmentation, it is recommended for patients to wear postoperative bras. The bra is a great way of providing support to the breast after surgery. Most often, it is suggested to first use a support bra. The support bra is essentially a sports bra commonly used for exercise. The good thing about support bras is that they will not have wires that can cause irritation and discomfort because the wire can rub against the incision itself.
Patients are recommended to use a sports bra for about a month before switching to a wired bra. Some patients come to the clinic thinking that the breast augmentation surgery is an anti-bra procedure, even though their breasts will become bigger and heavier. This can cause sagging in the long run, even though there are no prospective studies that suggest using a bra is better versus not wearing one. For the first month, most surgeons suggest to the patients to wear a sports bra for the first month. After this period, they can go back to wearing a wired bra.
Keep in mind that many surgeons do not recommend to use a bra forever after the surgery because it will bring a negative impact on the shape of the breasts. If you will not follow it, expect that you will experience some issues after the surgery. To avoid this, strictly follow what the surgeon will tell you.