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Dr. Barry Press
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How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


Dr. Otto Placik
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How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How quickly can you wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

Wear or share?: You could conceivably wear a bathing suit in recovery but i presume that is not what you really mean which i believe is to share the benefits of your procedure, swim and tan, etc. Those are several other issues and may vary from 1 week to several weeks and are effected by implant pocket, size, lift, constriction, asymmetry, incisions, bathing suit design, skin tension, complexion, muscle release, . ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Rosato
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How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

How long after breast augmentation surgery can you normally wear a bathing suit in public?

It varies: It depends on the amount of swelling and pain you are experiencing. Most patients can feel comfortable in a week or two in their swim wear. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Careaga
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How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

2 weeks for beach: Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

How long do you wear the band after breast augmentation?

Varies greatly: This depends on the exact procedure and your anatomy as well as the postoperative appearance. A small implant in a woman with pseudo ptosis may require no band at all due to the large skin envelope whereas a larger implant in a constricted breast may wear a band for up ton6 weeks with great variation in surgeons preferences along the spectrum of these two polar opposites. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

How long should I wear an elastic band after breast augmentation surgery to help my implands drop?

3wks 24x7 then noc?: I usually have my patients where this band for 3 weeks on a continual basis 24x7 and then switch to nightly wear for an additional 3 weeks if they remain high riding. I have an instructional video on youtube: http://m.Youtube.Com/watch?V=gwndv66zgxy for these exercises as well as an app "placik protocol". ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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I did a breast Augmentation 3 years ago under the muscle. Is it safe to wear a push up bra?

I did a breast Augmentation 3 years ago under the muscle. Is it safe to wear a push up bra?

Yes: At this point it should not be a concern. I encourage you to remain in contact with the surgeon who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should i try out different sizes so that i can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should i try out different sizes so that i can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

Cup sizes : Cup size is a measurements used for bras it is measured around your back and the widest part of your breasts usually the middle. You can go to a department store and get sized but this will vary from 1 store to another. Surgeons use exact and precise volume measured in cc. Trying on different sizers is one of the best methods to get an idea of what volume you should get with a surgeons input. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Edwards
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Do I have to wear any special garments after breast implant removal? Will I have to wear any sort of special bra or compression garment after my breast implant removal, and if so, for how long? .

You : You don't have to wear special garments after explant but you may very well have drains for a period of time and i would ask you to wear a bra while you were healing. Dr. Edwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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I wear these breast implant sizers in my bra, can I go through airport sercurity with this?

Yes. but...: It is very possible that you will be asked to undergo additional screening measures; if these measures will not be a source of concern/embarrassment, keep the sizers in place. Otherwise, consider removing the sizers before you get to the airport. ...Read more

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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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