Can I Go Without a Bra After a Breast Lift?

Board Certified Female Plastic Surgeon Serving Las Vegas, Henderson and Nearby Areas of Nevada

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A breast lift can give you a youthful, perky, and attractive breast position. It elevates drooping breasts more effectively than any other option. There’s nothing wrong with going braless after surgery to show off your beautiful results in plunging necklines and flattering swimsuits. 

However, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown cautions her patients against swearing off supportive undergarments forever. Instead, she recommends donning a bra whenever it’s possible and convenient to do so. That way, you’ll be able to minimize some unnecessary sagging due to things such as gravity and strain during high-impact workouts.

It’s particularly important for you to wear a bra after surgery if you have larger breasts. Larger breasts are more vulnerable to the effects of gravity simply because they have a higher mass. Meanwhile, if you have smaller breasts, you may be able to get away with going braless more frequently. At the end of the day, it’s about doing what you can to protect your investment.

Other ways to make your breast lift results last as long as possible include:

  • Maintaining a relatively stable weight: It’s normal to gain and lose a few pounds without affecting the way your breasts look. However, significant weight fluctuations will likely stretch your breast skin and put additional strain on underlying connective tissues.
  • Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol: Nicotine and excessive alcohol consumption can degrade collagen and elastin. These proteins are responsible for tight, firm skin and help defend against early skin aging.
  • Booking your surgery after having kids: Pregnancy can drastically alter your breasts. Keep that in mind when scheduling your breast lift procedure.

Be aware that your breasts will continue to sag due to the natural aging process. However, there’s a very good chance that they will always look better than if you never had a breast lift.

Schedule a Breast Lift Consultation in Las Vegas

Dr. Hayley Brown wants to help you get the most out of your breast lift. As a board-certified female plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, she can offer useful tips for protecting your breast lift results. Call 702-260-7707 today to schedule a consultation. Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center serves patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, and nearby areas of Nevada.

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