With as much research and time that goes into the decision to undergo a breast augmentation procedure, patients should be equally well-versed in how to care for their implants after breast augmentation. After all, you want to be sure you’re taking care of your body (and your investment!) as best you can.
If you are considering or scheduled to undergo a breast augmentation, here are two easy ways you should be supporting your implants in the weeks following your surgery in order to help maintain their best health.
Allow yourself healing time
One of the most crucial pieces of recovery following a breast augmentation is ensuring your breasts heal properly.
Though many patients are eager to go bra or clothing shopping following their breast augmentation, keep in mind that your new breasts need several weeks of healing time. Waiting anywhere from four to six weeks is ideal before you splurge on new undergarments or tops. While healing, you will need to wear the proper supportive garments, including bandages and surgical bras, which we will recommend at our office. (Not to mention, your breasts will be swollen and need time to settle in, therefore, gauging your new size of bra will be challenging during this time.)
Taking your time will help to ensure that your money is well spent on the right clothing.
Get the right bra
When it does come time to purchase new bras, there are a few things to take into consideration.
Implants typically cause breasts to be heavier than they were before surgery. Therefore, adequate support is essential. Underwire is not recommended until your breasts are completely healed, however, many manufacturers make supportive and attractive bras without underwire. It may also be wise to have a professional fitting to ensure you’re getting the right new size.
A high-quality sports bra is also a wise investment early on, and of particular importance while working out. Exercise can stress the tissues of the breast so the more support the better while doing any aerobic activities.
Your Detroit breast implant plastic surgeon
If you’re looking for a highly experienced and highly sought after cosmetic surgeon in southeast Michigan, you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Andrew Lofman is a plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast reconstruction in metro Detroit. Additionally, he is an expert in mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, eye lid lifts and male breast reductions in Michigan.
Proudly serving the metro Detroit’s cosmetic surgery needs for over a decade, Dr. Andrew is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Real Self Top Doctor. More importantly, though, he is often chosen by his patients for his excellent bedside manner and genuine concern for their health, safety and education. When you choose Dr. Andrew, you’re choosing a trusted and well-respected plastic surgeon in the Detroit area. If you’d like to meet with him for a consultation, contact us today. We look forward to helping you look and feel your very best.