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How do I know if I need a Post Surgery Bra?

Surgery can be a daunting experience, and one of the concerns people often have is what they will wear after the procedure. For women undergoing breast surgery, such as a mastectomy or breast augmentation, one common question is whether they will be given a surgical bra after the surgery. In this blog post, we will explore whether surgical bras are given after surgery, and why they are essential.

What is a surgical bra?

A surgical bra is a specialized garment designed to provide support and compression to the breasts after surgery. It is usually made of soft, stretchy material and is designed to be worn directly over the breasts. Surgical bras are typically fitted with adjustable straps and closures to ensure a comfortable and customizable fit.

Do they give you a surgical bra after surgery?

The answer to this question varies depending on the type of surgery you undergo and the hospital or clinic where the surgery is performed. However, in most cases, people undergoing breast surgery will be given a surgical bra after the procedure.

For women undergoing a mastectomy or lumpectomy, a surgical bra is typically provided in the hospital or clinic after the surgery. This bra will be worn for the first few weeks after the procedure, as the breasts heal and any swelling or bruising subsides.

For women undergoing breast augmentation or reduction surgery, the surgeon may provide a surgical bra for the patient to wear immediately after the procedure. This bra will provide support and compression to the breasts as they heal and adjust to the new size and shape.

Why are surgical bras essential after surgery?

Surgical bras are essential after breast surgery for several reasons, including:

Support: Surgical bras provide support to the breasts, reducing discomfort and promoting healing after surgery. The compression provided by the bra can help reduce swelling and bruising and prevent fluid buildup in the breast tissue.

Comfort: Surgical bras are designed to be comfortable and gentle on the skin. They are typically made of soft, breathable material that won't irritate the incision area or cause discomfort.

Protection: Surgical bras can help protect the breasts from further injury or damage after surgery. The compression provided by the bra can help keep the breasts in place and prevent them from moving around too much, which can be painful and delay healing.

Healing: Surgical bras can help ensure healing after breast surgery. By providing support and compression to the breasts, the bra can help promote healthy blood flow and reduce the risk of complications such as infection or poor wound healing.

The Breastwear Post Surgery Bra is specifically designed with these requirements in mind.

Features includes:

Hook and eye front fastening, which is helpful during the many medical appointments and allows for easy access by the wearer and the physicians.

Soft of the skin organic stretch jersey ensures the tender skin is not irritated and 100% cotton makes it breathable so the skin wont feel hot against the cotton.

Action back design means no clasps digging into your back when you're lounging, sleeping or resting, and makes it comfortable during physio and exercise appointments to aid movement including gentle exercise like walking and yoga and stretching.

Pocketed internal bi-lateral cups for prosthesis if required.

Soft cotton elastics are used around the middle torso band meaning you'll have no discomfort or experience any underwires digging in.

Nice wide shoulder straps aid in the wearers comfort and reassuring knowing there will be no straps falling down. And mood lifting colours in pinks, purples, yellows and reds mean the wearer can truly be themselves during this time!

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