Choosing the right postoperative bra
1. POSTOPERATIVE BRA IS NOT AN UNDERWEAR
First, you have to realize that postoperative bra is not an underwear. It’s a medical bandage to fix inserted implants in place and it must have compression properties. Only the right compression for a period of 12 weeks assures you perfect results.
2. WIDE SHOULDER STRAPS ARE THE ELEMENTS
You must realize that you’ll carry an extra weight of 700-1000g on your chest straight after the surgery so it’s important to consider a bra with thick straps. This will help avoid straps digging into your shoulders and prevent red marks, swelling and discomfort. Time for sexy underwear will come!
3. FRONT OR BACK FASTENING?
Bear in mind that your movements will be limited straight after surgery and your surgeon will recommend not lifting your arms at all. Postoperative bras should have front fastening in the middle for easy access. The bra will become your best friend for few weeks, even at night. Surgeons recommend sleeping on your back and so the back fastening would be uncomfortable.
5. IMPORTANCE OF MATERIAL
Don’t forget that postoperative bra will be in contact with operated area and wounds. Do care about the material choice. Look out for comfort as well as tested materials. Safe products carry OEKO-TEX certification, which is accredited by independent institute in Hohenstein in Germany. That guarantees all materials used for compression garments are safe and without any harmful substances.
Take your time to pick the right bra. It’s ok to try several types of bras. Every woman is a different shape and proportion, and so different bras fit to different women.
If you’re not sure with the right choice of compression bra or a size, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced team. Contact us via phone, email or social media.