What will I look like in a bra after my breast augmentation?

Post Breast Augmentation Bra
Breast Augmentation Bra
Breast Implants Bra

The appearance of breasts after breast augmentation can vary depending on various factors, including:


  1. Your breast size, shape and body type.
  2. The type of implants used.
  3. The surgical technique.
  4. Your surgeon’s skill. 

After breast augmentation, your breasts will likely have a fuller and more voluminous appearance. The size and shape will be influenced by the type of implants (silicone or saline), their size, and their placement (above or below the chest muscle). Dr. DeConti will work with you to achieve the desired look that complements your overall body proportions.


It’s important to note that the final results may not be immediately apparent, as there will be some swelling and possibly bruising after the surgery. The swelling typically subsides over several weeks to months, allowing you to see the final outcome.


Additionally, the incisions made during the surgery will initially be visible, but they should fade over time. Dr. DeConti will provide instructions on post-operative care and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.

Bra After Breast Augmentation
After Breast Augmentation Bra

How does a bra affect how my breast augmentation looks?

The choice of a bra after breast augmentation can significantly influence how breasts appear after augmentation surgery. 

Here are some ways in which a post breast augmentation bra can affect the appearance of augmented breasts:


  • Support and Shape: A well-fitted bra provides support to the augmented breasts, helping them maintain a lifted and youthful appearance. The bra’s structure can enhance the overall shape of the breasts and contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing outcome.
  • Cleavage: The type of bra you choose can impact the level of cleavage. Some bras are designed to push the breasts together, creating a more pronounced cleavage. This effect can be appealing to individuals who desire a fuller and more centralized look.
  • Size and Padding: The choice of bra size and padding can further influence how augmented breasts look. Padded bras can add extra volume, while minimizing bras may reduce the appearance of breast size. Experimenting with different bra styles and sizes can help you achieve the desired look for different occasions.
  • Comfort and Healing: In the initial weeks after surgery, your surgeon may recommend a specific type of bra for post-operative care. This bra is typically designed to provide optimal support and minimize movement to aid in the healing process. Following your surgeon’s recommendations for post-operative care is crucial for achieving the best results.
  • Implant Position: If your implants are placed under the chest muscle (submuscular), a supportive bra can help with proper positioning and stabilization during the healing process.

It’s important to note that while a bra can enhance the appearance of augmented breasts, the choice of bra alone cannot replace the role of the surgical technique, implant type, and overall post-operative care in achieving the desired outcome. Consulting with Dr. DeConti and following his advice regarding bras and post-operative care is essential for a successful breast augmentation experience.


If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation,  contact Dr. DeConti at 804 673-8000 and schedule a consultation today!

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