In the vast majority of breast augmentation patients underwire bras aren’t necessary following surgery. In this group, support bras without underwires may be helpful but even this recommendation may be controversial. There doesn’t seem to be a consensus amongst plastic surgeons regarding this issue. In fact, many plastic surgeons don’t even recommend a bra following breast augmentation surgery. Unfortunately there are no scientific studies that clarify this issue.
A complex relationship exists between breast tissue, wound healing biology, breast implants, and gravity in patients who have undergone breast augmentation surgery. It makes sense that breast implants can exert significant downward pressure on the soft tissue of the breasts. Over the course of time, this might lead to soft tissue stretching and bottoming out of breast implants.
For this reason, we feel it’s appropriate to wear a bra for support following breast augmentation surgery. This is especially true when larger implants have been used and placed on top of the pectoral is muscles. In some cases, the use of an underwire bra may add additional support.
It’s important to remember that each patient’s situation is unique. For this reason, post-operative care should be individualized. Under these circumstances, it’s appropriate that you discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that’s appropriate for you. For more information about breast procedures please contact the office today 402-390-0100.