Tips for Bra Shopping After a Breast Augmentation

Portrait of a woman laying down after a breast augmentation by a board certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA

Women who get breast augmentation at our Folsom-area practice are often eager to stock up on new bras that fit your new and improved bust. This is an exciting part of the process, but there are a few things you should know before you hit the ground (or the mall) running.
Here are a few ways you can make the most out of shopping for new bras after breast augmentation.

Wait Until You’re Fully Healed

Make sure the proper amount of recovery time has passed. You’ll be wearing a supportive garment for a few weeks, which is an important part of the healing process. I’ll see you for regular check-ins during this time, and I’ll be able to tell you when it’s time to start looking for new bras. Issues like irritation caused by an underwire or improper support can affect your results and cause discomfort. Waiting until the right time will help this transition go smoothly.

Get Professionally Fitted

Once your implants have settled into position, it’s time to get resized. It’s worth getting professional help because you’ll likely be changing to a completely different size and may benefit from guidance on how best to flatter and support your new breasts. See examples of the way shape and size can change in our before-and-after photo gallery.

Don’t Break the Bank Right Away

Be aware of potential shifting before spending major money on new pieces. Your implants will continue to settle and swelling will decrease for as long as 6 months, meaning you may eventually end up wearing a different size altogether. During this time, you may consider buying a small collection of affordable, temporary bras. Once your results have fully developed, you can then invest in pieces you love.

Donate Your Old Bras

Your old bras can still serve a purpose when it’s time to move on. Some organizations will pass your lightly used garments on to women who may not be able to afford new ones. Consider searching online for donation opportunities in your area.

Be Open to New Styles

Keep an open mind and have fun exploring new styles. Try on things you’ve dreamt of wearing and things you never would have purchased in the past. Bear in mind that you may feel most flattered by a totally different shape or style than you’re used to. Having fun with this process can be a great way to celebrate the start of your new chapter, and falling back in love with shopping is a common unexpected benefit of breast augmentation.
While shopping for new styles is a very exciting process, it’s important to wait until your surgeon gives you the go-ahead to move forward with buying new bras. Once you’re cleared, you’ll be free to enjoy the results you’ve been dreaming of in clothes that help you look and feel your very best. Of course, don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns along the way.
If you’re ready to start your breast augmentation experience and are searching for a plastic surgery practice in the Folsom area, please contact us online or call (916) 929-1833 (Sacramento) or (916) 773-5559 (Granite Bay) to request a consultation.

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