How To Choose A Bra After Surgery
Surgical bras with front closure post surgery are hard to find but once a patient discovers the one that feels best, they tend to stick with it. Whether it be after shoulder surgery or mastectomy or post op for nerve damage, patients should find a breathable, comfortable, and easy-to-use solution.
Recovery after any major operation is necessary. Your body is changing. Most plastic surgeons recommend 3 - 6 weeks before healing really. We have enough trouble figuring out what bra size we are without swelling. In my non-medical opinion, comfort is the king. Pain and discomfort in the area are bad enough but awful underwire or hooks just make it that much worse. I always wear sports bras (of course I am biased to Bloom Bras but that is because I developed it for these reasons). It is important that your breasts do stay supported though during recovery.
Even after surgery, they are probably not symmetrical. Front-zip sports bras with wide straps are going to be the most comfortable. Those with adjustable cups are even better. Your body could take 6-12 months to truly settle in depending on your type of surgery, recovery plan, age, even race.
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