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Post-Breast Augmentation Bra Shopping Tips

Woman shopping for and trying on bras post-op breast augmentation.

One of the exciting perks of breast augmentation surgery is being able to shop for bras that might not have been suitable for patients with smaller breasts. But breast augmentation patients in Calgary should understand the need to postpone splurging on new bras until swelling completely resolves.

In this blog post, we’ll offer some tips about bra shopping after getting breast implants. These pointers are also helpful for women who combine a breast lift with augmentation.

These tips include:

  • Be patient:  After getting breast implants, you will need to wear a specially designed support bra during the first week, sometimes two, of recovery. We recommend buying one of our surgical bras, and if you need to wash it, you can wear a light sports bra that opens at the front or go braless for an hour or two. After a week it is okay to start wearing other bras as long as they aren’t a push-up or extra tight.
  • Get a professional fitting: Many women, whether they have breast implants or not, wear bras that don’t fit very well. A professional fitting at a local lingerie store can help ensure you purchase comfortably fitting bras that show off your new curves. Having an expert measure your bust also helps narrow down your options so you can avoid trying on an unnecessary number of bras.
  • Wait even a bit more before buying really expensive bras: Even after you’ve healed, your breasts continue to change. It can take a while for swelling to go down before your breasts settle to their final size. If you purchase all new bras during the recovery period, you may have to go out and buy more a few weeks later. Purchasing a nice bra or 2 is fine, but don’t go overboard until about 6-12 months have passed.
  • Be adventurous: This is the fun part! Your new breasts don’t deserve the same old, same old. Plan a bra-shopping trip with some friends, and try out styles and fashions that you avoided in the past.
  • Donate your old bras: As women know, bras can be expensive, and not everyone can afford to buy them. Consider giving your lightly used bras to charity. You can start here to find an organization that collects bras to distribute to women in need.

If you’re looking for a breast augmentation specialist in Edmonton or Calgary, contact us using the online form to request a consultation. You can also call us at (403) 452-7953 to schedule an appointment. To see the types of results our Royal College-certified plastic surgeons create for patients, browse our gallery of before-and-after photos featuring actual patients.

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Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
7425 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8
Main Phone: (403) 452-7953
Fax: (403) 242-5090
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary, Royal College-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Douglas Humphreys, Dr. Brett Byers, and Dr. Paul Whidden offer plastic surgery for the breasts, body, and face for people from Calgary, Edmonton, and throughout Alberta, Canada. Procedures are performed in the safety and privacy of the Macleod Trail Surgical Centre, a private, onsite surgical facility that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

*Dr. Paul Whidden and Dr. Douglas Humphreys are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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