One of our readers recently asked: “Can I go without a bra after breast lift?” If you also want to know the answer to this question, keep reading.
Can I go without a bra after breast lift?
The answer is no. Not until after six weeks!
Most patients can’t stop wondering if they can go braless after the procedure. It’s only natural since no one wants to deal with the discomfort that comes with wearing bras from underwires digging into the skin to straps cutting into the shoulders.
Breast lift will give you a sense of freedom, especially with how the body feels. It typically renews your energy as you’ll be relieved from heaviness, sagging and disproportion. Finally, you can comfortably participate in different activities and wear the outfits you love without exceptions.
However, there are some limitations about the procedure that you should be aware of. One of the limitations is with regards to wearing a bra.
Even after lift, the breasts will fight against the effects of gravitational force. This therefore implies that you still need a bra to thrive regardless of how carefree and light you feel.
The fact that you need to continue wearing a bra after breast lift seems counterintuitive. I know. Even so, the realization that all tissues in the body are inclined to age is important.
Lower levels of elastin and collagen usually tends to diminish natural elasticity of the skin. Breast lift will help combat the latter since it gets rid of excess skin thereby repositioning the breasts. However, you are bound to protect the outcome, and this is where wearing a bra comes in.
Wearing a bra after breast lift is essential as it helps reduce the effects of gravity to prevent sagging and offer support. It equally helps with bounce control especially when moving around.
The skin and Cooper’s ligament usually hold the breasts in place. However, they aren’t designed to provide a lot of support. This is why they tend to sag prematurely when the ligaments are overstretched. In this case, support is the only solution and this is where a bra comes in handy.
You need to keep the breasts well-supported and comfortable even after breast lift since the skin around the chest area is usually pulled tight during the procedure. Wearing a bra may help maintain the surgery results for longer.
Wearing a post-surgical compression bra is a must! They help keep the breasts securely in place, prevent movement during recovery while protecting the incision areas. Importantly, they feature front fastening clasps for ease of wearing and taking off. They are also softer and stable compared to regular bras.
Avoid underwire bras after the procedure as they can irritate the wound and interfere with the healing process especially if the wires poke into the skin.
So, can I go without a bra after breast lift? Maybe after six weeks. Wearing a bra after breast lift or augmentation is quite beneficial to the body and also aids in healing. Wearing wireless and front fastening bras will be your best bet until after recovery.