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Tips on Safe Clothing Choices after Butt and Breast Lifts

If you love to shop, you’re in luck. Undergoing either a butt or breast lift means you get a brand new body, and new clothes to cover it. What should you wear? How do you best show off those brand new curves?

We’re here to help with all the necessary info to style yourself post-op with confidence and safety. Read on to learn more about the best styles, local and online shopping options, and breakdowns of how your options expand as you heal.

If you have any further questions or would like personalized advice from the members of our team, please feel free to call 1-858-247-2933 today. We look forward to talking and helping you get the best out of your new body.

What to Wear After a Butt Lift

 Immediately After Surgery

As with any surgical procedure, after your butt lift, you will experience some swelling. To help aid in the healing process and relieve swelling, we usually send our patients home wearing a specialized compression garment.

While it may not be the sexiest pair of underwear you’ve ever seen, covering the upper part of your legs and the entire buttocks, it is essential to wear it all day, every day.

Dr. Sayed will instruct you on how long the compression garment is necessary. And after the initial healing period, when you no longer need it for added comfort and swelling relief, you can return to regular underwear, whatever style you prefer.

Once the Compression Garment Comes Off

So you have a new, fuller, confidence-boosting butt. What now? Getting used to your new shape can take a little while. You’ve spent a whole lifetime with one body shape, adjusting to another will take time.

For some patients, your fuller shape will mean an increase in jean or dress sizes. A bigger booty may mean a need to buy dresses that run a bit longer. We recommend trying out stores that offer a variety of styles and sizes. If you prefer online shopping, both Fashion Nova and Zulily offer styles specifically for women with fuller booties.

Clothing for Post-Breast Lift Busts

After your breast enhancement, most patients’ bra sizes change. This can affect both your bra size and the way shirts fit. Embrace the chance to revamp your style and check out these suggestions.

First things first, you will need to give yourself time to properly heal before embarking on the shopping spree.

Immediately After Surgery

Right after surgery, you’ll likely experience discomfort when lifting the arms. It can be difficult to raise the arms. We recommend our patients wear loose clothing that is easy to take off or put on. A simple zip-up hoodie or a flowing button-up blouse works perfectly for the first week. Zippers and buttons are key to easy on and easy off tops after breast surgery.

For the majority of patients, you will receive a compression bra. This offers support, with a zipper in the front and a soft band to prevent any irritation to the incisionThis compression bra should be worn as directed.

After Week One

After a week, most patients can wear whatever clothing they want, at least for the outer layers. Under the clothes, you will need to stick to a soft compression sports bra, usually for the first three weeks.

Victoria’s Secret offers some great products, especially their full coverage bras, which are comfy enough to sleep in. If you have any questions about whether the style you’ve found is safe, please contact Dr. Sayed.

We recommend avoiding underwires as they can damage fresh incisions and may slow the recovery process.

After Three Weeks

Patients may return to a soft, non-underwire/non-push-up bra during the day or while at work. At home, you should still wear a sports bra to aid in healing. Avoid lace bras or structured lingerie as these may distort the breast.

Six Weeks – Back to Your New Normal

After six weeks, the sky is the limit. Wear what you like and enjoy your new look. A good rule of thumb is that if something causes you pain, don’t wear it.

At this point, we also recommend you get fitted for new bras. A professional fitting will help you discover the correct size for your new breasts. Indeed, a shocking number of women are wearing the wrong bra size. Here are two lists of the top fitting locations in both La Jolla and Newport Beach.

Your breast size may continue to change and adjust. The implants will need to go through a settling process, when the implant drops and expands over time. This can take a few months to occur, so be patient.

More Questions? Don’t Hesitate to Ask

Dr. Sayed is happy to answer any further questions about the best clothing options for after a butt or breast lift. If you’d like to talk more, please call us at 1-858-247-2933 or contact us here.