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How to choose the right compression bra for you

How to choose the right compression bra for you

How to choose the right compression bra for you

Following breast implant surgery it’s really important that you take advice on how to take care of your breasts. Wearing the correct compression bra will have an impact on your healing process. Enhance Medical group offers a great range of compression bras, stocking both Macom and Lipoelastic ranges, known for their gentle but effective results. Once you have carefully measured yourself you will be able to select from a wide range of compression bras and find the right one for you. We’ve put together some information that you may find useful when selecting your garment, and some tips on what to look out for.

Why wear a compression bra?

After breast surgery you will be bruised and sore for a while. You need to keep your breasts safe and allow yourself to recover from surgery. A good compression bra will help to speed up that recovery process by supporting and stabilising your breasts.

The time immediately following your surgery is a really important time to protect your breasts. They will be at their most sensitive and you need to support and stabilise them from day one. Your surgeon will advise you on the best bra for your needs, and you will be encouraged to wear it for anything from 2-6 weeks, 24 hours a day, except when showering.

How do I choose the best bra?

1. Measure yourself correctly. Both Macom and Lipoelastic have guidelines on how to measure yourself correctly. Use a traditional tape measure and follow the advice of the experts. Different brands have their own measuring advice, so be sure to use the correct directions for the brand you have chosen.

2. Try the compression bra on for size and check the following:

Make sure it’s not too loose or too tight under the arms and around the band. It should be supportive and feel snug, but not uncomfortably tight.

The straps should feel secure. They are often adjustable, so you will be able to get them just right. They should feel comfortable and should not dig into the shoulders.

The cup area should be fitted to accommodate your breasts without being loose anywhere. The idea is that these garments compress your breasts to aid recovery. You also need to make sure there is no spillage out of the bra. The breasts should fit securely in the garment without escaping over the top or at the sides.

Be mindful of the fabric your bra is made from. It should be soft and not cause irritation to your skin. Comfort is key and having the right amount of support is vital if your breasts are to settle and recover well. Compression fabric helps to reduce swelling and pain. It also encourages proper blood flow to the area, aiding a quicker recovery.

You might find it useful to speak to women who have already undergone breast implant surgery. They will be able to tell you what worked well for them, and also what to avoid when choosing the right compression bra. Enhance Medical has a team of Boob Buddies, who are always delighted to share their experiences with new patients. With Macom and Lipoelastic ranges available directly through Enhance you should find the process straightforward. If you still have queries you can contact the team at Enhance Medical and they will be happy to point you in the right direction.