How to measure for a post-op bra?

When measuring for a post-op bra there are multiple aspects that must be considered. As tempting as it might be to just go off your standard bra size, it is vital to understand that our bras do not follow that typical size guide.  Taking measurements is the best way to ensure you get the most out of your compression bra. 


There can be particular situations where you find yourself between two measurements, and this could be confusing, so it is important to remember that the only dimension changing will be your breast circumference, your under breast will always stay the same. It’s crucial that your under breast isn’t excessively tight, as if that measurement is too tight you will find breathing troublesome, or excessively loose as this will not give you the intended compression, and when recovering from a breast procedure we want to ensure you have the most appropriate compression but also that you’re comfortable and can breathe normally, as they will be worn for a lengthy period of time.


Depending on what procedure you’re due to have you will have to take into consideration different points. For example, if you were having an augmentation, you would need to know the size of your implants and increase it in accordance with the implants and your size, though if you were having a reduction then you would need to know roughly what size your surgeon will go down to and in accordance with this you will go down a size while ensuring you leave adequate room for swelling.


If you ever feel like you would like some guidance with selecting your size please do not hesitate to get in touch with our customer care team. We are always more than happy to assist and guide you in the best way possible. You can either send us an email at – or reach us through our Instagram.


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