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Old 06-22-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
 
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Question Can wearing a bra help prevent bottoming out?

I have rather large implants and yes, they are not the largest around and yes, they are under the muscle which I hear aids in helping to prevent bottoming out....but!

Does anyone know if wearing a bra (underwire or otherwise) can assist with helping to prevent bottoming out? I would assume that at some point EVERY SINGLE BA results in bottoming out (severe or barely noticable) but I am curious as to what everyone has heard about this.

There is so little information out there about bottoming out and reasons it happens and ways to prevent (or slow the process down).

Anyone have anything on this????



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I myself had this fear of bottoming out. Over time, breasts, they say, may bottom out, slightly or severely, because of gravity (weight of the implants) and the patient's unique anatomy, so a support bra is essential. If bottoming out is immediately after BA, it means it's a PS error of overdissecting the bottom part of our boobies.

I'd rather have my nipples in the bottom half of my breasts than in the upper half. But the ideal, they say, is in the middle. I believe now that my nipples are in the middle (I hope!) but I have to be careful that these don't go up as time passes so I need a bra all the time especially now that they have gone bigger as a I d&f !
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When I asked my PS about bottoming out he said it's one of those things that in part depends on the anatomy of the person. Some women have a bigger "shelf" which holds the implant in place; some don't. the women who have a smaller "shelf" are more apt to get the slippage that becomes bottoming out. The repair is to add more sutures to try to keep it in place. This may not be evident until you are 6 months post op. this explanation made sense to me and also makes sense why a compression bra would be important to support the implants--maybe give them the best shot at adhering to this so called "shelf"? I have felt around the botton of my boob, searching for what this PS referred to as a "shelf" and don't feel anything, but I guess if it was that pronounced that would be a pretty strangely shaped breast...
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I have a friend who had her implants about 5 years ago. She is concerned about the sagging. THey look great considering she is 50 but I, like her, do not want to have big saggy boobies on down the road. It is my hope that because I did not get too big, they will not become too saggy later on. The purpose of the boob job was to be perky not saggy. PLEASE LET MINE STAY PERKY.
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Thanks for asking this question!

I think I'm gonna play it safe and be best friends w/ my bras.(BIG bras hopefully, lol)
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Nooo! My ps hasn't said anything about this yet, but that's because my surgery isn't until Thursday. I'm curious as to what he will say about wearing a bra or not, as I've heard people's ps's say different things. I'm hoping he'll allow me to go braless soon. I will have actual BOOBS for once in my life... I wanna go without a bra and still have boobs showing! Right now if I don't wear a bra I look like a boy, so I've always got one on (unless I'm at home). I'm looking forward to letting them hang out. I guess if they start to sag over time I'll just get them replaced and maybe go bigger next time (I'm getting 300 cc's this time). So I hope I'll be able to go braless. I think I'll be touching them and looking at them ALL THE TIME! LOL! Do you guys do that? Not that I'm a weirdo, but it will be so crazy to actually have boobs attached to my body! ha ha ha!
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Believe it or not, for the first couple weeks, they feel better in a bra than out. My dh and I went out to eat last night and he insisted I go braless. I can say it was the first time it did not feel bad to go without a bra so hopefully now I can enjoy it. I looked better without the bra than I did with it and not a sole could even tell!!!!
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I think I'll be touching them and looking at them ALL THE TIME! LOL! Do you guys do that? Not that I'm a weirdo, but it will be so crazy to actually have boobs attached to my body! ha ha ha!
My daughter (3) was bugging me when I was on the phone so I sharply asked her "what am I doing?" so she would acknowlege that I was trying to talk on the phone. She replys "touching your boobies"....which I guess I was doing mindlessly!
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My daughter (3) was bugging me when I was on the phone so I sharply asked her "what am I doing?" so she would acknowlege that I was trying to talk on the phone. She replys "touching your boobies"....which I guess I was doing mindlessly!
OMG that is hysterical! Leave it to kids!
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I wear a bra 24/7 and i think i'm bottoming out. I'm so bummed! I had a revision surgery 5 months ago and i need another revision. It's beyond frustating!
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I'm in the same boat as you, poulinsj. I wore a tight underwire 24/7 (even wore my surgical bra in the shower!) for 3 months after my revision and I still bottomed out during that time. My bra straps just got tighter and tighter, digging into my shoulders, as the implants dropped. Unfortunately, after paying for the original lift/aug and the revision, I can't afford to have it fixed. The good news is that after about 6 months, it hasn't gotten worse. It's been 16 months since my failed revision.
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i noticed some bottoming out shortly after my surgery. my PS highly recommended that i wear a very supportive bra with a tight Tight TIGHT fitting band lol doing so may not reverse bottoming out BUT it may help prevent further bottoming out. i'm now 10 weeks post op and now that they're a little more settled, the bottoming out is less noticeable than before, but still there. i'd like to fix this, but i just don't have the money to do so right now. (it took me FOREVER to save up for my BA).
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I think so, because the bra is supporting the breast.
One of the PS on this site, Dr. Revis I think, recently said that wearing a bra might help you feel more comfortable, but will not stop or correct bottoming out.
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My opinion only...

While I do believe wearing a supportive, well fitting bra is important, and aids in keeping tissues and pockets from stretching, and breasts sagging, I highly doubt a bra could prevent vertical bottoming out in a woman whose tissues are susceptible to do so. If worn consistently post-op, even while sleeping, I do think it aids to prevent lateral displacement...(aids, not necessarily prevents.)
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While I do believe wearing a supportive, well fitting bra is important, and aids in keeping tissues and pockets from stretching, and breasts sagging, I highly doubt a bra could prevent vertical bottoming out in a woman whose tissues are susceptible to do so. If worn consistently post-op, even while sleeping, I do think it aids to prevent lateral displacement...(aids, not necessarily prevents.)
I agree that it is certainly a good idea to keep them well supported. I still wear a bra all the time. However, we have to remember that bottoming out happens because 1) the pocket was made too large or 2) the tissues stretch. Bottoming out quickly after surgery is generally believed to be because of the first. If the pocket was over dissected, nothing except corrective surgery is going to fix it. And again, Dr. Revis and other PS have said that after 3 months, sleeping in a bra is not generally necessary. But many of us find it more comfortable.
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I haven't even had my surgery yet and I'm so so scared of this complication. I know it would take me forever to save to money to fix it. This is so terrible. You pay alot for something you want so bad then BANG complications. Its really not fair!!
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Im not sure i even understand what bottoming out is..my ps never really talked to me about it... now im getting nervous about it!

Could i be risking bottoming out because im not wearing a bra? I am just over 2 weeks Post Op, and have been wearing my loose post surgery bra, and sometimes my bikini top loosley more for cover than anything.. I havent been wearng a bra because i thought it stopped them from D&F properly, and was told they could risk harming the way the breasts form. Should i be wearing something more supportive to avoid bottoming out?!!
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Im not sure i even understand what bottoming out is..my ps never really talked to me about it... now im getting nervous about it!

Could i be risking bottoming out because im not wearing a bra? I am just over 2 weeks Post Op, and have been wearing my loose post surgery bra, and sometimes my bikini top loosley more for cover than anything.. I havent been wearng a bra because i thought it stopped them from D&F properly, and was told they could risk harming the way the breasts form. Should i be wearing something more supportive to avoid bottoming out?!!
Here is the link that explains what Bottoming Out is:
http://www.justbreastimplants.com/ri...toming_out.htm
I posted this link,just for information purposes only.

Try not to worry,I know it seems like bottoming out happens a lot,but in reality,many women have BA's everyday and are fine. It just seems like it happens more because we come here for support and guidance when complications occur.

I would do whatever your PS has instructed you to wear post op. There are surgeons that have instructed to their patients not to wear any support whatsoever for a certain period of time post op.

Give your PS a call and see what he/she says.

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i'm pretty sure one side has bottomed out for me and i wore a bra almost 24/7, so i think it can help but not totally prevent it, some people just get it.
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i'm pretty sure one side has bottomed out for me and i wore a bra almost 24/7, so i think it can help but not totally prevent it, some people just get it.
I also wore a good sports bra 24/7 and bottomed out so I think it has more to do with how we heal then wearing a bra BUT .... I think a bra is got to be helpful in some way I have worn under-wire since my revision and so far no problems
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