What to Wear After Your Body Enhancement Surgery

What to Wear After Your Body Enhancement Surgery

Regardless of the type of surgery you are having with Dr. Bartell, your body will be undergoing many changes over the next few months. These changes will reshape your body to look the way you’ve always wanted it to. They will also cause your current clothes to fit you differently, or possibly not fit you at all. As this is a positive change, we encourage you to treat yourself to new clothes, but not until after you have fully recovered from your procedure. The most common surgeries are breast enhancement surgeries, and what to wear after your surgery as well as once you’ve healed can be confusing and frustrating to some.

Cosmetic Procedures with Dr. Bartell

Breast Enhancements

A breast augmentation procedure is performed for women who want to enlarge the size and shape of their breasts. During the short 45 minute surgery, breast implants are inserted through incisions in certain locations of the patient’s body. Many women have this surgery done elsewhere and end up with scarring on their chests, but Dr. Bartell is the only Madison-area plastic surgeon who can perform a scarless breast augmentation, as he uses small incisions in the patient’s armpits to place their implants. These scars fade within six months of surgery.

Body Enhancements

There are many women who naturally have large breasts, and for some, the weight of their breasts can cause serious back, neck and shoulder problems. A breast reduction helps these women by reducing the size of their breasts, taking the weight and pressure off of their bodies. This procedure often takes a bit longer than a breast augmentation as Dr. Bartell must carefully remove skin, fat and breast glands from the patient’s breasts to lessen their size.

What To Wear Right After Surgery?

Once you have had your breast enhancement surgery, you will need time to heal before you try on new clothing.

Your Healing Time

Dr. Bartell highly recommends wearing looser fitting, more comfortable clothes in the first week after surgery. Do not go clothes shopping until your swelling has fully subsided. If you aren’t sure whether or not you are ready to buy new clothing to fit your new shape, be sure to ask Dr. Bartell first. Many patients do not see the full effects of their procedure for at least several months. If you get fitted for a bra before your body has fully recovered, it may fit differently the next month, so follow your post operative instructions fully.

Bra Fittings After Your Augmentation

Dr. Bartell always works with you before your surgery to agree upon a new breast size that will be right for you, but it will take a few months before your body is at the prime shape after your surgery. Your bra band size most likely will not go up or down, but the cup size will be different. There are ways to measure your own bra size at home, but if you need help, there are many places around Madison that offer free bra fittings.

The New You

Making the decision to have breast enhancement surgery is a big one, but it can greatly improve your life and self confidence. Dr. Bartell and his staff will be there for you the entire way, before and after your procedure. If you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to call.