Wearing a surgical bra and massaging after surgery.
SURGICAL BRA – All patients are placed in a surgical bra after surgery. This is put on at the end of surgery so that when you wake up, it’s already on. You are expected to wear this surgical bra for 6 weeks. However, we advise all our patients to purchase one or two inexpensive sports bras or crop tops, so you have something to wear when you’re washing the other during this first six week period.
BREAST MASSAGE – At the three week post-op stage, you are the instructed on how to commence massaging your breast implants. This is designed to help soften and settle your breasts, and to help keep them soft.
This varies slightly between patients and you will be advised by our team on what’s appropriate for you. Also, occasionally one or both breasts may need additional assistance to help them settle in position, and in this situation, a breast strap will sometimes be provided to help with this.
Finally, at the six week post-op stage, when the majority of your swelling has gone, you can go out and be formally fitted and buy new bras and clothing.