Posted by & filed under Uncategorized

440px-selection_of_underwire_bras_2006-e1434988108677A common question I get from patients is can underwire and poorly fit bras misshape or distort implants?
Typically the bra should not affect the position of the implant after augmentation surgery. The pocket dissection is what mainly determines implant positioning. That being said, an ill fitting or overly tight bra could push the implant too much in one direction causing it to heal in a strange position, but that would mean you are wearing this constricting bra continuously throughout your healing cycle over the first six to eight weeks. Not very likely.
In my opinion, this does NOT include sports bras. I like sports bras for the support they provide and the extra “hug” of security they offer patients in the healing stages. I have my patients wear a sports bra for a couple of weeks after surgery. With round silicone gel implants, I also have my patients massage the breasts starting one week out from surgery. I believe this softens up the scar that is starting to form and allows the implant to maintain its somewhat mobile positioning (like natural breasts would normally move).

 Click Here to Visit the Mommy Makeover Page

As far as underwire bras are concerned, the main risk has to do with their effect on the scar. If the incision is  located under the breast, the wires in the bra can rub on the scar. This can lead to irritation and possible raising of the scar. I recommend my patients avoid underwire bras for three months after surgery to allow the scar to mature. I also have my patients start massaging the scar at three weeks to encourage collagen reorganization and overall softening of the scar.

Hope this information helps and please do not hesitate to contact our office with any more questions or concerns.

Click here to contact MCPS to schedule your consultation or call us at 615.567.5716.

Comments are closed .

Don’t Miss Dr. Burgdorf’s #1 Amazon Best Selling Books
Whether you’re a mom or a dad, Dr. Burgdorf is here to educate you on what extraordinary plastic surgery can do for your self‐confidence and overall quality of life. You deserve the best care and we are here whenever you are ready to get started!
  • The Mommy Makeover: Restoring Your Body After Childbirth
  • The Daddy Do‐Over: Boost Your Confidence in the Boardroom and the Bedroom
Experienced Plastic Surgeon In Nashville, TN Discover The Burgdorf Difference
Through Our Unparalleled Patient Experience
"The team at Music City Plastic Surgery is amazing!"
—Brittany T.
The reviews listed are from actual patients of Music City Plastic Surgery.
Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
What To Expect On Your Journey With Us Deciding to get plastic surgery is a personal and, at times, overwhelming process. We don’t take that lightly and want you to know how important it is to us that you feel completely heard and understood. We want to build lifetime relationships based on trust.
“Build Your Beautiful” Consultation
Nashville’s Only Traveling Med Spa Your New Favorite Mobile Beauty Experience ‐ Proudly Providing Botox, Fillers & IV‐Infusion Therapy At Your Convenience
Wellness Skincare & vitamins to help with anti-aging, feeling good from the inside out, and looking more youthful.
Injectables Botox, fillers & PRP available to help with plumping, filling, and decreasing wrinkles.
Hydration IV therapy treatment options for your overall health and skin buoyancy to keep you fueled, refreshed and hydrated.