After breast surgery a surgical bra is normally worn for approximately six weeks, until healing has occurred. Next, you may wonder what type of bra should be worn when compression is no longer needed. Fortunately, there are bras specifically designed for the next stage before you start wearing an 'everyday' bra.
One such bra is Emilia from Amoena which provides special support in different areas due to zoning. It's designed to be worn after you no longer need compression garments but before you are ready for regular underwear. Extremely comfortable, they are suitable for skin that has healed but may still be highly sensitive. Additionally, selected materials may reduce skin irritation and ensure a pleasant wearing comfort. Special sizing contributes to a perfect fit. Emilia comes in nude, black and white.
Also from Amoena is Ester. Patterned after their Performance Sports Bra, it has a modern and sporty design that does not look medical. Moulded cups are smooth and seamless under clothing avoiding any irritation. The straps are wide, padded and adjustable for extra comfort. It is available in white and black.
Another bra is PI Unique from Lipoelastic. This bra offers a modern cut and is designed to not look like a surgical bra. The cups are shaped with fine stitching along the area of the seams that don't disturb the scar tissue area and won't irritate the breasts. PI Unique is available in black.
If you wish to start wearing an everyday bra earlier just check with your surgeon or breast care nurse about the type of bra to wear. Should it be underwire or wire free? Should it have wide straps? If your lymph glands have been comprised they may suggest that you don't wear an underwire due to the risk of lymphoedema occurring. Wide straps support larger breasts by helping to distribute the weight.
Choosing the right bra to wear, whether after healing or for everyday, will help to ensure the success of your surgery.