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What kind of bra should I wear after breast reduction surgery?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
After your breast reduction surgery, a special surgical bra should be used continuously, except when showering, for six weeks. Other bras can be substituted, but must open in the front so that your arms do not have to contort, and it must not have underwires. The wires redistribute the weight of the breast and create greater pressure on the skin. Since the wires sit over the incisions, they can cause the wounds to open.
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