Cosmetic Surgery Tips

Best Bra To Wear After Breast Lift

Do you want to look and feel your best, but you’re not sure what bra to wear after breast lift surgery?

You are not alone. When most women think of having a breast lift, they envision a dramatic change that will require months of recovery and leave them feeling self-conscious. But with advances in surgical techniques and the availability of implants, many women find that their post-surgery experience is much more manageable than they’d expected.

You can return to work as soon as two weeks after surgery, and within three months you should be able to resume all normal activities without discomfort or restriction. A breast lift is typically performed under general anesthesia, so there’s no need for pain medication at home either—just some over-the-counter pain relievers before bedtime for several days following your procedure.

In this article we’ll discuss what kind of bra you should wear after having a breast lift, how long it takes for swelling to subside, and other factors such as nipple sensitivity changes that will affect your comfort level during recovery time.

If you’ve had a breast lift, you want your clothes to fit.

But how do you know if that shirt will be too tight? How can you tell if the dress will fit your new curves? And how do you know what kind of bra to wear after breast lift?

In this article, we will discuss why do you have to wear a compression bra after breast reduction and how tight should a sports bra be after breast reduction

It’s the question that keeps you up at night: what bra should I wear after breast lift surgery?

This is a tough one. After all, nothing is more important than your health and safety during recovery. But if you don’t have the right support, it can be painful and uncomfortable for weeks—and even months—after your surgery.

Luckily, there are some easy ways to make sure that you’re wearing the best bra for your needs! We’ve got some tips to help you find the perfect option for your breasts, so you can get back to living your life without worrying about your new body image or uncomfortable clothing choices.

Are you ready to find the best bra for your post-surgery breasts?

You’ve just had your surgery and are feeling relieved that all of your pre-surgery nerves are behind you. But there’s still one thing left to take care of before you can really relax: picking out a bra!

As you think about what kind of bra will be best for you after breast lift surgery, keep these things in mind:

  1. You’ll need to wear a bra that supports the weight of your breasts so they don’t sag or droop, which can happen when there’s no support in place.
  2. Your surgeon will tell you how long it’s safe to go without wearing a bra after surgery—usually around 8 weeks or so—so make sure you get fitted for one before your surgery is scheduled so you’ll have time to take care of it before then.
  3. You may want to choose a cute lace number that makes you feel good about yourself; but if comfort is more important than style, then go with something more basic like cotton briefs or tank tops instead!

Are you looking for the perfect bra to wear after a breast lift? You’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’re going to talk about some of the most important things to consider when purchasing a post-surgery bra and how to make sure you get the right fit.

We know it can be difficult to find the right kind of bra for your post-surgery breasts. After all, you’re dealing with a whole new anatomy and an even more delicate set of tissue. But fear not: we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to post-surgery bras, there are a few things to keep in mind:

First, consider your comfort level. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your new size or shape, try wearing a high-necked tank top and looser pants. That way, no one will really be able to see what’s going on underneath your clothes—which may help you feel more comfortable with the idea of wearing a bra (even if you don’t necessarily need one).

Second, consider your activities throughout the day. If you’re going to be doing a lot of moving around (like if you’re going out for a run), then it might be best not to wear anything too constricting or tight-fitting on top of your chest area. The less pressure there is on those sensitive areas, the better!

Finally, don’t forget about yourself as a person! It’s important to remember that breasts are just another body part—not something that defines who

If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery, you may have noticed that your new breasts are a bit tender. You might also be having trouble sleeping in the same position as before. This is because your implants are stiffer than the rest of your body, and they shift around more when you’re lying down.

But don’t worry! There are several ways to get comfortable while sleeping following breast augmentation surgery.

How To Find The Best Bra After Breast Reduction

Searching for the perfect bra is already a pain in the you-know-what, and adding post-surgical support needs into the mix just makes a tough process even harder to navigate. You may ask yourself,What do I even need to look for in a post-breast reduction surgery bra?Don’t worry, we got you covered. Read on to discover the best qualities to search for and our favorite AnaOno post-surgery bras to support your new size.

How To Find The Best Bra After A Breast Reduction
Finding the perfect bra after a breast reduction involves taking a few new things into account. These include:

No underwire. Not only are wire-free bras 100 times more comfortable, but they also won’t cause irritation. This is especially important if you have scars, as underwire can lay against them uncomfortably and even cause pain.
A secure, tight fit. A tight-fitting bra restricts breast movement, assists in positioning your breasts, and provides a tight compression which can reduce swelling, especially in the weeks after your procedure.
Adjustability.Bras are not an all-size-fits-all situation, and chances are you’re going to have to make a few small tweaks to get that perfectly secure and tight fit. After all, a bra should fit your body, versus trying to make your body fit the bra. Adjustable straps and closures help tremendously here, especially because you need to pay careful attention to your secure, tight bra fit in the weeks after your surgery.
Support.After surgery, you’ll need extra support as your breasts heal. Finding a bra that offers that support will keep your breasts lifted and in place as you recover.
Ultra-comfy fabric.It’s essential to purchase a bra with high-quality, breathable, and comfortable fabric to keep you comfortable. One fabric to opt for ismodal: It’s super soft, cool to touch, and is moisture-wicking, perfect for the sensitive skin you may experience after surgery.
How Long Do I Need To Wear A Compression Bra After a Breast Reduction?
After your surgery, you’re going to need to wear a compression bra for quite some time to help promote healing. You will get specific instructions from your surgeon, but expect to wear a compression bra most of the time, if not around the clock, for anywhere from two weeks to six weeks after the procedure.

When Can I Go Braless After A Breast Reduction?
You can typically go without a bra after six to eight weeks. Since everyone’s body is different, for some women, it may take longer to heal than others. Make sure to speak with your doctor to confirm when you can go braless after a breast reduction.

The Best AnaOno Bras To Wear After A Breast Reduction
Your new breasts will have different support and coverage needs than you did pre-surgery. Here are our favorite bras to wear after a breast reduction.

Bianca Bra
If you were given the choice between a regular bra and a sports bra, you may not go for “uniboob” sports bra, but the Bianca Bra keeps you lifted, separated,andsupported. The Bianca holds you in place without digging straps. Featuring light padding, adjustable racerback straps, and front hook-and-eye closures, you’ll feel secure whether you’re still a few weeks post-recovery or you’re leaping right back into your daily yoga routine.

Bianca Front Closure Bra

Colors: Black and Sand
Sizes: XS/30 – XXL/40
Price:$54
Monica Bra
Perfect for running errands, working out, or lounging around with your family, the Monica Bra is designed for your everyday adventures without skipping out on the support you need. This full-coverage bra is casual, comfortable, and supportive with its light padding, thick adjustable straps, and ultra-soft modal fabric. The Monica Bra is so comfortable that you’ll forget you even have it on!

Monica Full Coverage Bra

Colors: Black, Ivory, Sand, and Dusty Rose
Sizes: S/32 – 3X/42
Price:$54
Rora Bra
Rora Front Closure Bra

If there’s one bra that’ll get you through your post-surgery recovery smoothly, it’s the Rora Recovery Front Closure Bra. This doctor-recommended bra features a front-closure design that makes it easy to take on and off while you’re recovering. The back bridge offers additional support under your arms and between your shoulders, while the super-soft modal feels luxurious against your sensitive skin. If you want a high-quality, post-surgery bra, you’ve found it with the Rora Bra.

Colors: Black, Ivory, Sand, and Dusty Rose
Sizes: S/32 – 3X/42
Price:$54
Gloria Soft Lace Bralette
The Gloria Bra is the perfect combination of flirty, feminine, and practical for your post-procedure needs. Named one of the best post-surgery bras of 2021 by Healthline, this bra features fully-lined soft cups, adjustable straps, and a supportive four-hook back closure. Additionally, this bra has breast form pockets if ever needed. All these design details guarantee that the Gloria Bra provides the utmost comfort and support after your procedure, without giving up on feeling sexy.

Gloria Lace Bra

Colors: Black, Champagne, and Wine
Sizes: S/32 – XXL/40
Price:$54
The Best AnaOno Clothing For Surgical Drains
Did you know that there’s clothing specifically designed for breast surgery recovery? This clothing is easy to take on and off, gives easy access to change dressing, and often includes drain management accessories to help keep these post-surgical needs in place. Here are AnaOno’s recovery must-haves:

Miena Robe and Drain Management Belt
The Miena Robe was thoughtfully designed to wear after recovery and long after you’ve healed. The robe includes a hidden inner belt and pouch system that keeps your drains organized, if your surgeon placed these after your breast reduction surgery. The Miena robe is made with an unbelievably comfortable and breathable modal that glides over sensitive skin, while the open front classic robe design is simple to slip in and off — no need to reach your hands over your head.

Miena Robe with Drain Management Belt

Colors: Black and Dusty Rose
Sizes: One Size, Plus Size
Price: $78
Conley Recovery Romper
Recover in style with the Conley Recovery Romper. Unlike most rompers, the Conley is easy to get in and out of, with a zipper-free step-in design that doesn’t involve any uncomfortable contorting. The sleeves are extra loose to provide good airflow, while an optional drain management belt can help keep these devices in place.

Conley Romper

Colors:Black
Sizes:S/M, L/XL
Price:$68
Kara Recovery Dress
Recovery clothing you can go out in? It’s possible! The Kara Recovery Dress is a customizable wrap dress that can be tightened or loosened around your body in both directions, ensuring the utmost comfort and best fit for you. With optional drain management, you can keep your drains in place with ease. This dress also includes breathable mesh panels for extra breathability and a little extra detailing to the garment. So whether you’re grabbing coffee or hopping on Zoom, the Kara keeps you comfortable while you recover from your breast reduction surgery.

Kara Recovery Dress

Colors:Black
Sizes:S/M, L/XL
Price:$68
Find Your Best Post-Reduction Garments With AnaOno
Long after recovery, your breasts still need to be supported, comfortable and cared for. This is why AnaOno has designed a line specifically for your post-surgical needs. From underwire-free bras to gorgeous (and comfy!) recovery clothing, this collection prioritizes support and comfort, while also providing modern, sleek design elements. Check out AnaOno’s post-surgical bras to explore more options.

Dana Donofree
Dana Donofree

Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.

post surgical bra front closure

This post-op bra is #1 doctor-recommended for a reason! It’s made with two of our trademark fabrics: supportive PowerSlim® in the underbust band and back wings, and soft DuraFit® in the double-layered cups. The soft cups are perfect for post-surgical wear because they protect incisions from infection, provide excellent coverage, and comfortably compress the bust. Its cotton-backed adjustable hook-and-eye front closure make it easy to put on even with limited mobility. It features criss-cross PowerSlim® back support bands to improve posture and reduce the back pain that may accompany surgery. The wide, comfortable straps are adjustable with a 3-level hook-and-eye closure. This post-surgical bra helps patients recover from breast augmentation, reduction, lift, reconstruction, or mastectomy surgery.

Detailed features

  • Post-surgical bra made with our trademark PowerSlim® and DuraFit® fabrics.
  • Perfect after breast augmentation, breast reduction, lift, breast reconstruction and all breast procedures.
  • Features a supportive underbust band, comfortable 3-level adjustable straps, and soft cups for total comfort.
  • Double-layered soft cups made of DuraFit® protect incisions to avoid infection while providing excellent coverage, compressing the bust, and giving a natural rounded appearance.
  • Underbust band and back made with PowerSlim®, providing support that allows for better healing.
  • Flat seams and fine stitching: won’t dig into skin or show under clothes.
  • Criss-cross PowerSlim® back support bands improve posture and reduce back pain.
  • Fabric content: 90% polyamide, 10% elastane. Interior lining: 91% polyamide, 9% elastane.

Size Chart

Find your size

To find your size, follow these steps to measure yourself. Wear a comfy bra without padding so that your measurements won’t be altered. Once you have your measurements, use the size calculator to figure out what will fit you.

Step 1 Band

Measure your band size by placing your measuring tape right under your arms and over the bust. See illustration.

Step 2 Bust

Measure the contour of your bust in inches by placing a measuring tape over the fullest part. See illustration.

Size calculator: Choose the measurements in inches

                                 Band (inches)                                 27                                 28                                 29                                 30                                 31                                 32                                 33                                 34                                 35                                 36                                 37                                 38                                 39                                 40                                 41                                 42                                 43                                 44                                 45                                 46                                                              Bust (inches) 

Another way to find your size

Find your usual letter size for shirts to find your bra size on the following table. You can also verify it with your numerical size or with your bust measurement in inches.

SIZEXSSMLXL2XL3XL
U.S / CANADA2/44/68/1010/1214/1616/1818/20
BAND27-29″30-32″33-35″36-38″39-41″42-44″45-47″
BUST30-32.5″33-35″35.5-37.5″38-40.5″41-43.5″44-46″46.5-49″
BRA SIZE30A
30B
32A
30C
30D
32B
34A
32C
32D
34B
34C
36A
36B
34D
36C
36D
38A
38B
38C
38D
40A
40B
42A
40C
40D
42B
44A
42C
42D
44B
44C

Why Do You Have To Wear A Compression Bra After Breast Reduction

By keeping the implants in place, compression bras make sure you maintain the post-operative changes in the size and shape of your breasts.
Each cosmetic surgery technique carries the danger of clot migration and development, which can have life-threatening effects like pulmonary embolism.

How Tight Should A Sports Bra Be After Breast Reduction

A post-surgery bra should fit snugly but not too tightly. The best sign that your bra fits well is that it is cozy and, while you may feel some pressure, it isn’t uncomfortable or overbearing.

You can tell your bra is overly tight if:

the straps or edges feeling like they’re cutting off your circulation, which in some situations could result in pins and needles.
the bra strap protrudes from your back.
your breasts protruding above the top of the cup, or your skin protruding below the underband or under your armpits
Your healing time can be sped up by selecting a bra that applies firm pressure to the area of your breasts that was cut open. This will assist to lessen swelling and bruising.

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