An overwhelming majority of our breast augmentation patients in Austin, TX, gain a powerful sense of confidence from the procedure. With that newfound self-assurance, many women update their wardrobes and revel in the way they now fill out their clothes such as workout gear and swimsuits.
That newly shaped figure also presents an opportunity to shop for sexier and more fashionable bras. Before making a beeline for the lingerie store, however, it’s important that women with new implants understand the ins and outs of bra shopping after breast augmentation. To help you plan for post-breast enhancement bra shopping, I’ve compiled some tips that I believe all breast augmentation patients should know.
Use these tips as a guideline and, most importantly, enjoy your new curves.
Wearing a supportive sports bra during the recovery helps your breasts settle properly and is an essential part of the healing process. During the initial month or 2 after surgery, you can expect some residual swelling. That swelling makes it virtually impossible to determine your new bra size. Wait at least 6 weeks before even thinking about buying new bras.
Get a Professional Fitting
Many women, whether they have breast implants or not, wear ill-fitting bras. Determining your bra size shouldn’t be guesswork, especially after undergoing breast augmentation surgery. A professional fitter has the expertise to identify the ideal bra size for you. A professional fitter can also provide recommendations about styles that highlight your body’s new shape.
Hold off a Bit on Luxury Bras
Even after you’ve healed and the residual swelling is gone, your breasts continue changing as the implants settle into their final position. Buying a nice bra or 2 is fine, but don’t splurge on anything really expensive until about 3 to 6 months have passed.
Once it’s time to celebrate your new breasts, don’t settle for the same old, same old. Explore the types of bras you’ve always avoided in the past. Try different styles and appreciate the feel of bras that fit just right.
Donate Your Old Bras
Bras can be expensive, and not everyone can afford to buy quality items. Several organizations accept lightly-used bras so that other women can wear them. Start by looking in the Austin and Round Rock areas for a nonprofit group, or check out The Bra Recyclers. The Bra Recyclers has donated nearly 2 million gently used bras to more than 100 local, national, and international organizations.
The decision to get breast implants is exciting, and it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellent results. If you’re considering getting breast implants or another plastic surgery in the Austin, San Antonio, or Round Rock area, contact us online to request a consultation or give us a call at (512) 288-8200. It’s also helpful to view our gallery of before-and-after photos featuring our actual patients to get an idea of the types of results you can expect.