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Clothes To Wear After Breast Reduction Surgery

What to Wear After Breast Reduction Surgery

A guide for post-op patients

If you’ve just had breast reduction surgery, you may be wondering what to wear. Whether you’re looking for a quick shopping list or want a more comprehensive guide, we’ve got you covered!

After your surgery, it is important to wear loose fitting clothing that will allow for swelling and bruising. It is also important to avoid constricting garments like tight bras, which can irritate your incisions and cause unnecessary pain. In addition, wearing clothes that are too tight may lead to chaffing or irritation of the skin around the incision site.

The first few weeks after surgery, you may be feeling sore and stiff. This is normal! You may want to consider purchasing some cotton bras during this time period as well as some soft cotton tank tops or camisoles that can be worn under button down shirts or blouses without causing irritation on top of your incisions. If possible, try sleeping in a T-shirt with an elastic waistband so that it doesn’t slide off during the night when lying flat on your back (this may also help prevent chafing).

As your incisions heal over time (usually within three months),

In this article we will discuss about what to buy for breast reduction recovery and common problems after breast reduction surgery

Clothes To Wear After Breast Reduction Surgery

If you love to shop, you’re in luck. Undergoing either a butt or breast lift means you get a brand new body, and new clothes to cover it. What should you wear? How do you best show off those brand new curves?

We’re here to help with all the necessary info to style yourself post-op with confidence and safety. Read on to learn more about the best styles, local and online shopping options, and breakdowns of how your options expand as you heal.

If you have any further questions or would like personalized advice from the members of our team, please feel free to call 1-858-247-2933 today. We look forward to talking and helping you get the best out of your new body.

What to Wear After a Butt Lift

 Immediately After Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, after your butt lift, you will experience some swelling. To help aid in the healing process and relieve swelling, we usually send our patients home wearing a specialized compression garment.

While it may not be the sexiest pair of underwear you’ve ever seen, covering the upper part of your legs and the entire buttocks, it is essential to wear it all day, every day.

Dr. Sayed will instruct you on how long the compression garment is necessary. And after the initial healing period, when you no longer need it for added comfort and swelling relief, you can return to regular underwear, whatever style you prefer.

Once the Compression Garment Comes Off

So you have a new, fuller, confidence-boosting butt. What now? Getting used to your new shape can take a little while. You’ve spent a whole lifetime with one body shape, adjusting to another will take time.

For some patients, your fuller shape will mean an increase in jean or dress sizes. A bigger booty may mean a need to buy dresses that run a bit longer. We recommend trying out stores that offer a variety of styles and sizes. If you prefer online shopping, both Fashion Nova and Zulily offer styles specifically for women with fuller booties.

Clothing for Post-Breast Lift Busts

After your breast enhancement, most patients’ bra sizes change. This can affect both your bra size and the way shirts fit. Embrace the chance to revamp your style and check out these suggestions.

First things first, you will need to give yourself time to properly heal before embarking on the shopping spree.

Immediately After Surgery

Right after surgery, you’ll likely experience discomfort when lifting the arms. It can be difficult to raise the arms. We recommend our patients wear loose clothing that is easy to take off or put on. A simple zip-up hoodie or a flowing button-up blouse works perfectly for the first week. Zippers and buttons are key to easy on and easy off tops after breast surgery.

For the majority of patients, you will receive a compression bra. This offers support, with a zipper in the front and a soft band to prevent any irritation to the incisionThis compression bra should be worn as directed.

After Week One

After a week, most patients can wear whatever clothing they want, at least for the outer layers. Under the clothes, you will need to stick to a soft compression sports bra, usually for the first three weeks.

Victoria’s Secret offers some great products, especially their full coverage bras, which are comfy enough to sleep in. If you have any questions about whether the style you’ve found is safe, please contact Dr. Sayed.

We recommend avoiding underwires as they can damage fresh incisions and may slow the recovery process.

After Three Weeks

Patients may return to a soft, non-underwire/non-push-up bra during the day or while at work. At home, you should still wear a sports bra to aid in healing. Avoid lace bras or structured lingerie as these may distort the breast.

Six Weeks – Back to Your New Normal

After six weeks, the sky is the limit. Wear what you like and enjoy your new look. A good rule of thumb is that if something causes you pain, don’t wear it.

At this point, we also recommend you get fitted for new bras. A professional fitting will help you discover the correct size for your new breasts. Indeed, a shocking number of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Here are two lists of the top fitting locations in both La Jolla and Newport Beach.

Your breast size may continue to change and adjust. The implants will need to go through a settling process, when the implant drops and expands over time. This can take a few months to occur, so be patient.

What To Buy For Breast Reduction Recovery

  • Make sure you have enough medicines, bandages/dressings, antibacterial soap, ice packs and scar reducing creams. If your surgeon agrees to you using Arnica Gel and Bromelain then purchase these beforehand.
  • As regards your diet; you will need plenty of vitamins and minerals, and protein to help the healing process. Buy foods which are high in these.
  • Draw up a list of your medications and note down when you need to take them and how often. Write these instructions on each medicine container. You will be very tired and ‘woozy’ during this time and it is easy to forget when to take your medication.
  • Have in a good supply of magazines, books, DVD’s etc. You will have to have plenty of rest when you get home and so spend this time watching television or reading. Listening to music can also help.
  • Have a small table close to hand with a decent night light, light snacks such as crackers, the TV remote control (this is important), a small bottle of water, your medications and your phone.
  • Place any item that you use on a daily basis at eye level. This means bathroom toiletries and kitchen utensils, tins, bottles etc. You do not want to be reaching over or bending down for things. Have these things at hip or eye level.
  • Make sure you have some nice, soft pillows and a few extra blankets within reach. It is not uncommon to feel cold after surgery. You will also be tired and ‘under the weather’ and it is a good idea to wrap yourself in a blanket or a duvet during this time.
  • Wear something loose and comfortable. A dressing gown and slippers with a non-slip sole are ideal. If you feel well enough to get dressed then wear a loose top and baggy sweatpants or jogging bottoms.
  • If you have any events, family occasions etc arranged at this time then reschedule them.

Common Problems After Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can sometimes result in problems, including:

  • thick, obvious scarring
  • unevenly shaped breasts or nipples
  • wound healing problems
  • loss of nipple sensation
  • being permanently unable to breastfeed
  • red or lumpy breasts if the fat dies (fat necrosis)
  • excess skin left around the scars, which may need to be surgically removed
  • bleeding inside the breast tissue (haematoma) – this generally happens within the first 24 hours after the operation

Also, any type of operation carries a small risk of:

  • excessive bleeding
  • infection
  • an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic
  • a blood clot forming in the deep veins

Your surgeon should explain how likely these risks and complications are, and how they’d be treated if you have them.

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