What Bra Should I Wear After Breast Reduction?

Bra size: After a breast reduction, you are advised to wear a surgical bra for at least a month, then transition to wire-free sports bras.

Underwires felt so uncomfortable, so I actually didn’t start wearing underwire until about 8 months after surgery.

When can I wear a normal bra after breast reduction?

Wear your bra 24 hours a day for six weeks after surgery. You may remove the bra to shower or for washing. After six weeks, you may wear any bra you want, as long as it has no underwire. Do not buy underwire bras for three months from the day of surgery.

Will a breast reduction make me look thinner?

Proportionally speaking, you may have looked slimmer than you are, simply because your breasts were so large. Compared to your bust, your stomach may have looked small.

How long does it take for swelling to go down after breast reduction?

The recovery after a breast reduction is normally 6-8 weeks. The inflammation and swelling takes at least 6 weeks to reduce to a point that the breast starts to feel soft and natural. Drainage tubes are normally placed for 24 hours and then removed.

How many cup sizes can you go down with breast reduction?

Most breast reduction patients go down one to two cup sizes, Dr. Bernard says.

Can breasts grow after a reduction?

Although it is rare that the breasts would “grow back” after a reduction surgery, it certainly can happen. If the breasts do increase in size after surgery, it can be for a few different reasons: Drastic hormonal changes, such as menopause. Significant weight gain.

Is it easier to lose weight after breast reduction?

Yes. You should do so for two very good reasons. First, you could lose weight from the breast after the reduction and end up with droop and a smaller breast than desired. This way you get used to the new taste and reduced volume gradually and are more likely to maintain the weight loss.

How much weight is removed in breast reduction?

A: One pound is about 450 grams. Dr. Paule Regnault, a plastic surgeon who has studied this matter in some detail, offers a general estimate for a 36″ chest – your breasts will diminish by one cup size for every 200 grams that are removed. It is thus estimated that 450 grams will reduce your breasts by two cup sizes.

Can you reduce breast size without surgery?

It is possible to reduce breast size with exercise and diet changes. There are some natural options that may reduce breast size without surgery. Breasts contain mostly fat, so strategies that reduce overall body fat may work well.

How painful is breast reduction?

After surgery, you will probably feel weak. You may feel sore for 2 to 3 weeks. You also may feel pulling or stretching in your breast area. Although you may need pain medicine for a week or two, you can expect to feel better and stronger each day.