Post Surgery Bras
By Sierra G.
According to the Center of Disease Control,about 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer during her life. In addition to this, the rising popularity of cosmetic breast surgeries means that you or someone you know will likely be undergoing a chest specific medical procedure at some point in their life! Something to consider with these medical procedures may be obvious in hindsight but not foresight: your bra.
A post surgery bra is crucial to your recovery after surgery, and we’re here to help! While this blog post is no substitute for a conversation with your doctor about what's best for you, we hope to give you some options to consider.
Why is a post surgery bra important?
Post surgery bras provide three important things: compression, support, and a place to secure drains.
Compression and support are of the utmost importance: a post surgery bra will take weight off your breasts and surgery incisions, protecting your wounds and minimizing pain and discomfort. It also helps push swelling out of the breasts which allows for faster healing.
Many post surgery bras allow for compression and size adjustment, allowing you to adjust as your swelling decreases without the need for purchasing additional bra sizes.
Even if you aren’t undergoing cosmetic breast surgery or breast cancer, even heart surgery would require you to wear a specialized post surgery bra to help with your recovery!