Sunday, February 3, 2013

Should You Wear Sports Bras After Breast Augmentation

I was planning on having my breasts done in the near future. So for the past few months, I was on the lookout for the perfect breast surgeon. I searched the web and even asked colleagues at work. Some of them recommended a few good ones -- a handful of them even had me touch their breasts so I can get a good look and feel! I fought the urge to cringe and just thought to myself, "Now is not a good time to be awkward", as a co-worker from Finance had me poke her breasts just to convince me that hers doesn't feel all "jelly-like".

A few weeks ago, I was able to finally trim my choices down to two. The first surgeon is the doctor who performed the breast augmentation on my cousin Martha. The second one is a doctor who performed the surgery on three of my co-workers. I decided to pay them a visit and ask a few questions. I am particularly keen on finding out which bra to wear post-op. And I was able to gather interesting information which I decided to share with you.

After surgery, the breast may swell, and it is a good idea to invest in good fitting sports bras for large breasts. This is to accommodate the swelling as well as keep you comfortable for, at least, a month. In fact, one of them suggested to go bra-less. I like being sexy and all but I can never leave the house without a bra, and the surgeon suggested wearing a nice, comfortable sports bra.

One of the surgeons suggested not to invest in expensive sports bras in the meantime, as no one is certain how large the swelling will be, and for how long. He suggests putting of buying more expensive lingerie after 2 or 3 months.

When on the lookout for sports bras for large breasts, try to steer clear of under wired ones. Both of the surgeons I talked to suggested wearing a nice, non-wired sports bra. This is to let both the breast and the implants settle in their new shape.

I asked both surgeons if it is alright to resume gym activity, since I'll be wearing a sports bra to support my new breasts. Both of them said that, as most post-op patients, I need to stay away from strenuous physical activity. Walking is fine, so is swimming and yoga. But I have to put off jogging for a bit later. I guess I'll have to skip the marathon this year.

So I guess, one of the things I have to bring with me on the big day is a good sports bra. I better find a good one as soon as possible.