Post-op bras: a guide to correctly choose yours

Learn how to buy the proper bra after your breast surgery

Choosing the right bra for your breasts is a complex and very important task. However, when it comes to choosing a bra for post-surgery, things can get even more complicated. With that in mind, today we are going to show you what you should pay attention to when choosing your lingerie for after surgery!

HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR POST-OP BRA[1]Choose The Right Size Post Surgery Bra. (2018, September 17). THEYA Healthcare.

In normal situations, it is already common to make mistakes and end up choosing the wrong bra. After surgeries such as mastectomy, breast augmentation, or reduction, mistakes can be even more frequent. Therefore, pay close attention to the information below, so that you can choose the perfect bra at this time!


The first thing you should do is talk to your surgeon. After all, he/she will know the right type of bra for your post-op! In addition, he will also pass on essential information such as how long you should wear the bra during the day/night, as well as the duration of the post-operative period and other things related to healing. So, talk to your doctor and ask all your questions.


Some surgeries usually have more specific tips. For example, in the case of a single mastectomy, it is necessary to choose the bra according to the size of the remaining breast. In the case of a double mastectomy, the point to consider is the size of the back, as well as the prosthesis – if any. If it was a breast augmentation or reduction, all measurements must be taken again!

However, a consensus among most doctors is to wear a front opening bra for the first days after surgery. This is common because of the lack of mobility in the arms after surgery in the bust region. 


Of course, in such a delicate moment, comfort must be one of the first things to consider. Therefore, always opt for bras without underwires or without seam lines that may cause discomfort. In addition, it is very important to check the type of fabric – a tip is the combo polyamide and elastane, comfortable and compressible materials that help with post-surgical swelling!

Our recommendation is the incredible post-surgical bras from the Brazilian brand Plié! Made of safe and compressive fabrics, they have a front closure, ensuring ease in putting on and taking off the bra, as well as a lot of comforts when wearing it. There are several models, such as the ones below:

Finally, to know if your bra is the right size, pay attention to these details:[2]A. (2021a, May 7). Post Operative Bra Sizing Guide. Extra Tips for your results! Medical Compression Garments Australia. … Continue reading

  1. The underarm shouldn’t be too tight.
  2. The band shouldn’t be too tight either! Remember, comfort is important.
  3. It also shouldn’t be too loose, since you need compression on the surgery site.
  4. There shouldn’t be any gaps on the cups, they must fit properly.

Choosing a post-surgical bra can be complex, but remember the tips above and talk to your surgeon – then everything will be easier! Also, always choose high-quality products, such as those from the incredible Brazilian brands that Metro Brazil makes available to customers all around the world!


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