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Old 06-21-2009, 12:31 PM   #1
 
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Smile Is going braless safe???

I'm only 11 days PO and I love how they look without a bra- but is it safe to do it? I don't want to end up bottoming out or anything. Any personal experience with it?
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I always wore a bra...still do except when I am sleeping or in certain tops for a day. But...I have read on here that some PS recommend not wearing a bra @ all. So maybe ask your PS what they prefer...cuz I personally don't think it'd hurt anything!
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I only wear a bra when I am out of the house or working out. My PS said as long as you choose an implant that is right for your body (he is kind of conservative), then wearing a bra or not wearing one will not change what your genes have already decided. Also, I thought bottoming out happens when you don't have enough tissue/implant is too large or your pocket is over disected. But I would ask your PS for sure.
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My PS said I can go with, without, or with a cami/tank bra starting 3 days PO. I guess its every PS's preference, just like so many things with this procedure!

I like the "security" of a front-clasp "sports" bra but if I'm walking or up & about too much I find that I start to swell and it gets very constricting very fast. I say go with what feels right based on your PS's advice.
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I started going braless about 2 months out, I wanted them to drop quicker (yay impatience!) and felt that the pocket had healed enough for me and wasn't afraid of bottoming out. I could've been an idiot for doing so, luckily I dropped quickly and my boobs look great and nothing bad has happened *knock on wood* Now it's rare for me to wear a bra, except for when I sleep then it's time for the damn underwire!
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My PS also suggested I go without a bra so that it would quicken up the time for the implants to drop. I am a month PO and I only wear a bra when I really feel like I need to. So far so good! I still have some more dropping to do though....
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Wow. That's interesting. I'm waiting to drop a lot, especially on my left side. I'm wondering if I should call my ps tomorrow to ask if I should go braless. I'm still wearing the strap around the house and want them to drop asap!
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It's amazing how PS's opinions can differ so much. Prior to my BA, my surgeon told me 3 months of sports bras 24/7, no underwires or braless. At my 5 week check, he told me that I could start using underwires during the day but that I still needed the sportsbra at night.
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there's nothing wrong in letting them "breathe," but i wouldn't go to long braless especially that early post-op. you should also ask your ps what he/she thinks about it...

the implants in there is something totally alien and foreign. you're body is adapting and getting use to something so new and different. going bra less is more pressure and stress because there isn't the support there that the implants need...

i would just ask my ps what they have to say about it.
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My PS said no bra's!!! just sports bra's and cami's with shelf bra's. Def NO underwires. So i'm 19 days Post Op and haven't worn a bra since surgery.
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My PS actually wont allow me to wear any bra whatsoever. She says she doesnt want them to get hard or stuck in one position and during healing its most important to let them drop completely naturally with gravity. So I cant wear a bra for a while but these camis with the shelf bras built in have been lifesavers. I'm about 2 weeks post op and they are dropping nicely already. I'll have new pics up tommorrow after my 2nd post op appt if you'd like to see. But I had the areola incision so bottoming out wasnt a concern....


Its crazy how diffferent all the PS's styles are...
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I personally don't believe that wearing a bra can prevent bottoming out. I didn't wear a bra for the entire first month and I wore the strap for three weeks. I'm now 3 months out and everything is fine. I would definitely ask your PS for advice on this. They did your surgery and know your anatomy and will be able to give better advise on what to wear to help your implants settle correctly.
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When I last saw my ps, he said I am free to wear any bra I want including underwire, but that I shouldn't go crazy shopping since they haven't fully d&f'ed....but he never mention importance of sports bras, or importance of bras at all...but at the same time never said- hey go braless. Thanks for all of your answers- it's all evidence that every ps is indeed different in their preferences! I'm calling my ps tomorrow. I really don't think I've done any dropping at all...I just feel so confined and busting out of bras when I wear them. I still wear the compression one to bed. hmmm I'll update you ladies on what he says
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I was told to go braless for the first 3 months. At my 3 month check-up I was told I could wear a bra if I wanted but it is still better not to for dropping purposes. So I still just wear one if i have to!
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I had a full anchor lift & was told to go braless, at my 1 month po I was told I could wear a bra(wireless) but didn't need to. I wear 1 to work, but around the house & sleeping I'm bra free. I haven't had any problems.
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I was told to wear any comfortable wirefree bra. At 1 month I was in so much pain I saw my PS and he told me to try going braless. Wow..what a difference that made. Realized later it was because my bras were too small! I wasn't planning on a D cup.
I pretty much go bra less at home and for sleeping. I have bottomed out slightly on one side but I don't think it has anything to do with the braless thing and it has not gotten worse in the last 3 months.
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I either wore sports bras or wireless bras. I found that if I wore a wired bra in the early stages of healing, it makes the implants stay higher after I took the bra off and I didn't want that since I wanted my boobs to drop asap.
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So I talked to the coordinator today, she said I could do whatever I want and wear whatever I feel like wearing and I could go braless all the time if I want to. I guess no limits to what I can do...and I can also lay flat now (finally) but still have to be on my back completely. I can wear underwire, sports...anything. I did learn that I should be massaging twice a day and 20 of ups and 20 of squeezing together's. She also said I could take a bath in a week or so, and the incision tape doesn't need to be off when I do that. I guess every doc is different...and well I usually wear underwire to work and then I change to the compression one as soon as I get home- and now I am braless and I have to say- I hate it. They feel super heavy and I'm scared about them falling and they are all of a sudden very sore. Braless sucks but I'm going to try it out for a few hours a day.
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Wow. That's interesting. I'm waiting to drop a lot, especially on my left side. I'm wondering if I should call my ps tomorrow to ask if I should go braless. I'm still wearing the strap around the house and want them to drop asap!
I doubt he will say yes. It's recommended, in the pre-op packet that you wear a bra most of the day for the first year.
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I was initially suppose to wear a loose fitting sports bra for 2 weeks post-op. However I called my surgeon when I unwrapped myself 3 days post-op and to my horror discovered that my nipples were pointing down. He informed me NOT to wear a bra for the dropping process to be sped up.
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