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The Most Complete Post-Breast Surgery Bra Guide

Posted at 10:00 • 26 Jul • SHEER • The Lingerie Bible


 

If you have undergone breast augmentation surgery or an enlargement of the breasts through the use of implants, your surgeon would most likely give you a compression-style bra to push the implants downward and keep them in place. After four to six weeks of stabilization, the first thing you’ll want to do is buying new bras for your new improved size. Finding the right bra afterwards can be challenging.
Read on to make sure you take good care of your new breasts.

1. ALLOW YOUR BREASTS TO HEAL

Before you get a professional bra fitting to determine your new size, make sure to wait until the swelling has gone down. The length of this period depends on your body condition and recover status. Doctors say swelling could start to subside in two weeks, but some could take up to three months.

Even after the swelling subsides, your breasts are still healing and will continue to do so for up to six months after surgery. During this period, you might want to avoid bras with underwire because it might irritate your incisions especially if you had added procedures such as a breast lift or your incisions are in the breast fold. Stick with bras that are wireless, soft, and made of non-scratchy fabric like cotton until the incisions are completely healed. The elastic underband can adapt to your changing body perfectly under this recovery period

BRAS TO WEAR WHILE RECOVERING


CHANTELLE

The Everyday Lace Wireless Padded Bra will impeccably support your breasts with its padded, triangle cups framed by floral lace at the wings and straps. The cups fully covers your breasts and the wireless design ensures all-day comfort.

HANKY PANKY

Soft padded bralette in lightweight stretch jersey made from ultra-premium Supima® cotton, organically-grown in the USA and blended with a touch of spandex for a perfect fit.

HANRO

Crafted in premium elastic cotton with suble lace trim, this soft cup bra provides natural wearing comfort for all silhouettes, all day every day. A perfect match with Cotton Lace Hipster or the Invisible Cotton collection.

THE LITTLE BRA COMPANY

The Jamie Wireless bralette is crafted with ultra-soft Tactel, which allows it to lay smooth under t-shirts and light fabrics; while the satin elastic band gives the bra a luxe look.


2. GETTING THE RIGHT SIZE

Now that your breasts are stabilised, it’s finally time to shop for your new size! A successful search starts with the right measurement. Although you and your surgeon might have agreed on a desired size, there are more factors to consider when determining your new size after augmentation, such as your existing breast tissue and your new shape. Implants tend to run wider than natural breasts, therefore you might need to go up in size to find the right fit. Your band size usually remains the same after surgery. For the most accurate measurement, come to SHEER for a professional bra fitting service.

Try on different styles and get a feel of what fits best for your new shape.

PRETTY BRALETTES

After getting implants, basically your breasts are always lifted therefore technically you won't need an underwired bra anymore. We definitely recommend you to stock up all the pretty bralettes just because you can!

EBERJEY / LUCIE HIGHLINE LACE BRALET

FLEUR OF ENGLAND

Inspired by spring blossoms, Lily is a dreamy collection featuring a soft shade of pale pink, perfect for a wedding day, or to simply freshen up your lingerie drawer in time for spring. This boudoir bra comes in Fleur of England's signature soft lace triangle cups.

EBERJEY

Introducing the Lucie collection, featuring intricate sheer honeycomb lace with scalloped edges which is a true standout, and it stretches to give you a perfect, flattering fit. Choose the highline bralet for light support and heavy drama.

CHANTELLE

Flirty yet sophisticated, this wireless bra by Chantelle will ensure a comfortable fit while evoking the allure of Paris. Très Chic!

STELLA MCCARTNEY

Luxurious Japanese Leavers lace is mixed with touches of silk, geometric mesh and pretty lace strap detailing for a graphic style.

BALCONNET BRAS / BRAS WITH WIDER CENTER

Since implants tend to be rounder and wider than natural breasts, a bra with a wider center connector can accommodate to a wider cleavage. Balconnets are also a great option for augmented breasts for they usually have a round shape at the cups and provide a nice boost to your cleavage.

CHANTELLE / SEGUR LACE HALF-CUP BRA

CHANTELLE

This bra comes in unlined underwire cups which create a natural lift without the added padding. The low-cut neckline creates a cleavage effect while feeling soft on the body and stay flat under clothes for the perfect Day to Night look.

BLUEBELLA

Karolina is a special piece designed with a cage effect in wide elastics to give a bondage inspired look, with directional gold tone hardware. While the cross over detail on the straps brings a playful twist to this night bra.

STELLA MCCARTNEY LINGERIE

Treat yourself to a dreamy whisper of lace and silk with this luxuriously smooth balconnet bra with scalloped straps that were designed to be seen.

HEIDI KLUM INTIMATES

The Everyday Lace Wireless Padded Bra will impeccably support your breasts with its padded, triangle cups framed by floral lace at the wings and straps. The cups fully covers your breasts and the wireless design ensures all-day comfort.

PLUNGE BRAS

Many women need to find a new favorite style once they have implants. Plunge bras are flattering for breasts that are fuller and firmer, which is ideal for women with implants. They also have shorter underwires than full-coverage styles, which can help provide a better fit after breast augmentation.

LA PERLA / SOUPLE LACE PUSH UP BRA

LA PERLA

This T-Shirt Bra features a contoured neckline, has lightly-padded cups that are covered with stretch cotton jersey, and floral stretch Leavers Lace adorned on the sides. Guaranteed to stay invisible under any form-fitting outfits.

CHANTELLE

The Segur lace push up bra will give you all the support you need with its half-cup style, crafted with classic black lace and tulle. Make it a full set with matching tanga and suspender to for a complete sensual look.

EBERJEY

The Kinga collection is sweetly sexy, with textured lace that adds extra touchability. The plunge bra offers underwire support and is designed to work under low-cut tops.

PASSIONATA

Brooklyn mixes soft tulle with floral lace trims. It's the new everyday range for larger cup sizes that doesn't sacrifice fashion for support.


3. TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Get the most out of your new shape, try styles that look extra pretty with perky breasts.

OPEN BRAS

Augmented breasts are more lifted and rounded than natural breasts, it would fit into an open frame bra nicely and your shape would look nice even without a traditional padding.

BORDELLE / SIGNATURES BONDAGE BELLE FRAME BRA

BORDELLE

From the brand's emblematic Signature line, this versatile frame bra is handcrafted with elastic stretch satin and 24k gold, can be worn alone or layered as a harness over another bra for a bondage look.

BLUEBELLA

Seductively playful open cup lace bra, the Emerson is a stylishly sexy addition to your lingerie wardrobe. Soft elasticated strapping creates a directional caged look, while the beautiful lace detailing adds a touch of femininity.

GO BRALESS

For the days when you feel more care-free. Yet permanent erecting nipples could be a side effect of breast implant. Therefore, stock up some nipple covers to eliminate this issue.

MAIDENFORM

These flower-shaped adhesive covers comes in a smooth and thin finish, disposable after use.

MAIDENFORM

These soft, adhesive covers are perfect for any occasion.


MORE BRA TIPS FOR POST-BREAST IMPLANTS

  Only wear wireless bras that are made of soft material such as cotton until all your incisions are completely healed. Consult your doctor before moving on to underwired bras.

  Get a new measurement by lingerie experts at SHEER after you’re fully healed. Your actual size would probably be different from what the doctor said.

  Try different styles. You’re not only having a new size, but also a new shape. Test out which style works best for you.

  Choose bras with light paddings or use a nipple cover to avoid the look of erecting nipples, which could be a side effect of breast implants.

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