What happens if you don't wear a compression bra after breast augmentation?
It is known that the recovery stage is paramount to secure the best results following a breast augmentation or breast lift surgery. In both types of surgery, there are post-surgical accessories that radically help the recovery process are compression bras also known as compression garments or support garments. Compression bras following breast surgery not only help speed recovery but also facilitate healing and provide better results than not using compression bras.
There are surgeons that might not emphasize the use of wearing compression bras however surgeons recommend wearing compression bras four to six weeks following the surgery to obtain better results, help reduce post-op swelling and lower the risk of the implants dislocating from their position. Clinical studies show that compression aids the body’s healing process, reducing post-surgical complications, and helping to optimize results post-surgery(1).
Although compression bras or surgical support bras might not be the chicest and most elegant to wear, they will help you with the shape and support of your new and beautiful breasts. If you could do anything to have the best results, why wouldn’t you? Using the compression bra around the clock except when showering/bathing is recommended to promote the best and most natural results.
Compression garments such as our NOA by GCA® are designed for comfort to support optimum results after breast surgery. No matter the type of breast surgery, with implants, fat transfer, or a combination of both, operated breasts will need protection, fixation, stabilization, support, and comfort for exemplary and swift healing. Who doesn’t want to heal faster and show off their new breasts?
NOA by GCA® has unique characteristics that provide the best support with targeted compression, 4-way stretch, seamless knitting, and fact-based sizing. The 100% seamless knitting increases comfort, and prevents pressure points and tissue irritation, resulting in maximum skin-friendliness. The targeted compression means the support garment is designed with integrated and specifically targeted support and compression zones. The zones in question consist of differentiated knitting structuring ranging from looser to firmer areas. These areas are designed to apply even pressure across the treatment areas, and accommodate medical requirements for the best surgical results and a more comfortable recovery period.
I hope this blog helps you understand why it is important to wear a compression bra after breast augmentation surgery. NOA™ post-op bras reduce post-surgical complications and fulfill the postoperative requirements to provide comfort and support(2). GC Aesthetics® is committed to safety, quality, and reliability. With more than 40 years and over 3 million implants fitted in the last 10 years(3), GCA® expands its catalog of safe and innovative solutions to contribute even more to women's healthcare and well-being, offering post-surgery support to deliver patient care like no other.
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- Tytex 2020, Internal Data.
- GCA® Internal Data, 2021.
- Gladfelter, J (2007). Compression Garments 101. Plastic Surgical Nursing: Vol. 27, Issue 2.
*GCA does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment