Braless for recovery?!

My BA is happening this Wednesday. I’ve been told by my PS that he will instruct no bra at all, surgical included, for 3-6 months. Why is this?! I’ve scoured the internet trying to find out why he has his patients do this, to no avail. Is it because he uses a different technique when placing the implant?

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  • I also got the same info. Just had mine done yesterday. Bandages come off tomorrow. They said I could go without or a tank top. If I wanted to wear a soft comfortable sports bra I could. Just not tight or underwire. I am going to see how it goes with a tank and probably just buy some cheaper front zip bras. Let me know if you find out anything! 😊 

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      • Kat
      • Boob buddies are the breast friends 🥥🥥
      • Kat
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      Grace sure will! How’re you feeling? I go in this Wednesday! 🙀

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      • Grace
      • Grace
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      Kat I am doing pretty good actually. The only complaint I have is no sleep. I’m a side sleeper, so... not a lot of sleep yet. Laying on my back and sitting up you’ll hold your boobs) 😊  Can’t wait to shower and feel back to normal. I go in for a post op Tuesday. Back to work Wednesday. 

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      • Grace
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      Kat how is it going? I had my post op appt and I’m so bruised. I have a small hematoma. The only exercise I do is push them together. Down and apart for 15sec three times a day. I ended up at 360cc each. Maybe more than I wanted.... we will see. I found some cheap front zip sports bras to wear to work at least. Looking for something a little cooler. Now regretting not doing this in January. Everything is so hot!! Hope your well! 😊

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  • I'm guessing your surgeon wants your 'drop and fluff' to be as speedy as possible.  We do loads of things as surgeons because we were trained a certain way.  I've never seen a paper that looks at bra or no bra.  Side note: I always use a post op soft bra and I'm scared not to...but I've never tried it the other way!  You'll just have to ask him how he got there, likely he tried it once and it worked well!

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      • Kate Taylor
      • 6/26/19, 475cc saline unders
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      Dr. Roughton so my best friend had hers done almost 2 years ago and the doctor she went to (35 years of practice) had her in no bra from the get go! But she very much liked the natural look, so maybe no bra or wrap does that? 

      I just had mine done yesterday and I’m in a surgical bra and ace bandage for the next 6 weeks 😭 But it it helps me achieve a slightly more “fake” look, I’ll take it 

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      • Alicia
      • 5'2" - 215 - BWD: 14 - 38B to 40D / 650cc Mentor Smooth Round HP Silicone - Dual Plane - Crease Incision - 12/20/18
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      Kate Taylor I truly believe that support vs no support will effect the drop and fluff process as well as your final results. My PS had me in a non compressing sports bra... To give my breasts some room to do what they needed to do and not restrict them. 3wpo he moved me into regular bras..  wireless and no push up, because of course those things could negate the d&f process... Around 3.5mpo I stopped wearing bras when at home.. including to sleep.. my doc says to keep them supported around the clock so that they stay perky... I never wanted the perky look so I worked with gravity to get these girls to drop lol so to speak. If you want to fight gravity, you'll want to keep them supported.

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      • Kate Taylor
      • 6/26/19, 475cc saline unders
      • k_taylor
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      Alicia great advice 🙂

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  • Kat I was instructed no bra for six weeks. Only allowed to wear tank tops, cami's or bralettes. Felt odd at first but I'm getting used to it. I'm 3 WPO so they are still pretty high. I have 550 cc's, HP, saline, unders. 

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  • I had no bra right after my surgical wrap was removed, up until 8 weeks, after that he said underwire was okay if my incisions were feeling ok.  The reasoning was he wanted an easy & speedy drop and fluff for a very natural look - and that's exactly what happened!  I dropped sooner than a friend of mine who wore a very tight sports bra AND band right after her surgery (with a different surgeon) and she had hers done 2 months before me.  Every surgeon has their own techniques, but I was told the sooner your wear a sports bra holding your breasts up and tight, the longer it will take for them to fall evenly into the pockets.  

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  • I had mine done in 10/18.  My surgeon had me in a compression bra right after surgery until my follow up appointment 5 days later at which time he said no bra at all.  At my six week appointment, he instructed me to wear a good fitting underwire bra (but not push up) for at least 6 months.  He said that helps them shape well during the drop and fluff process.  However, a friend of mine used the same doctor and he had her in a compression bra for 6 weeks and after taking it off, she hasn't worn a bra since.  So I guess it's individual to each body type and technique during surgery.

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