Joseph Serota, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

How Long Do You Have to Wear a Compression Bra After Breast Reduction?

By admin June 11, 2020

Breast reduction surgery is for women with excessively large breasts. By removing excess skin, fat and breast tissue, and repositioning and reshaping the breasts, breast reduction can relieve the physical and psychological strains of overly large breasts and help women attain a more comfortable, proportionate and visibly appealing bustline. 

Following breast reduction surgery in Aurora, Denver, patients are expected to wear a compression bra for a period of time. The amount of time you will need to wear your compression bra will be determined by Dr. Serota but is typically between 2 and 6 weeks after surgery. Unless instructed otherwise, you should wear your bra 24 hours a day except for when showering. 

Compression is an important part of postoperative care. Wearing a compression bra after breast reduction can greatly impact your surgical results, benefiting you in many ways:

Reduced Swelling: A compression bra helps restrict the swelling that occurs after surgery by applying firm pressure to the area.

Faster Healing: Compression garments can help speed up the healing process and allow patients to return to their normal daily activities quickly. 

Contours: A compression garment can help support and reinforce your new curves as you heal. For example, after liposuction wearing one is especially beneficial for patients with poor skin elasticity since after-surgery garments promote skin retraction.

Reduced Chance of Scarring: Keloids can form when excess scar tissue grows over a healed wound. Compression can soften and break up keloid scar formations.

Reduced Risk of Infection: A compression garment can shield your skin to protect the wound from outside germs while you heal.

Decreased Pain: Gentle pressure and support can help relieve pain symptoms. If you’re interested in breast reduction surgery in Aurora, Denver, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or website to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota.

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