Friday, September 28, 2012

Post Op Sports bra

Under Armour Front Zip Sports bra

I bought the UA Front zip shortly after my surgery, I felt like the surgical bra my doc gave me was loose and uncomfortable especially since I had all this new weight on my chest. You will definitely want comfortable support! After a few days I started wearing this, only after my Doctor said it was ok. This was a very comfortable solution. It sucked having to wear a sports bra for a couple weeks, when all I really wanted to do was show my girls off! As hard as it is to do the right thing and follow doctors orders, DO WHAT HE SAYS!!! I promise you, if you do not properly take care of your implants and listen to your surgeon you will have awful results. I had a friend that got hers done at a high-end surgeons office in Denver, a month earlier then me...she would come into work all the time never wearing a bra only a week after surgery. Well, all that money was wasted because her boobs didn't correctly heal and they are now lop sided and gross looking. I feel bad for the girl, I haven't seen her since she quit hooters but the rumor around town is that she has to get a redo. Don't be that girl! You are paying thousands of dollars for something you have to live with, just do what you gotta do until you're cleared by your surgeon to do otherwise.

On another note, I still wear this sports bra to bed. I find it uncomfortable to sleep without the support, my breasts actually get sore from sleeping braless. You can find this bra at most sporting good stores, I got mine at Dick's. I think the smallest size starts off at a D cup. Even though this bra has good wireless support, I wouldn't wear this to go running. I'm no longer an avid gym rat, but from hiking outdoors I can tell you once you start to sweat this bra will get loose. My implants kept getting under the band, it was really uncomfortable and itchy not to mention super annoying! I haven't been looking hard enough for a sports bra though, I don't have much need for one. But I would love to have one on hand for outdoors stuff. I did try a couple on at Victorias Secret and gave up. The band was swimming on me and the cups couldn't even cover my nips. I gave up. I have seen a Le Mystere & Chantelle sports bra online but haven't tried them. Could be worth looking into though.

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  1. You can use a sleeping bra or a leisure bra instead. These types of bras are recommended because they have breathable materials. They are stretchable, smooth, and soft with the purpose of providing support and relieving pain while sleeping. Oh, and try sleeping on your back in a semi-reclined position to prevent swelling and discomfort in the augmented breasts.

    Jacinto Hukle

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    1. Thanks for the advice (: I've recently switched from sports bras to softer cotton bras with no underwire for bed time...much better! Sports bras are meant to compress your breasts, which I read can possibly have negative affects if worn frequently...something about the structure, sports bras push down rather then lift. I'm not taking any chances whether or not that info is correct so I made the switch to demi sleep bras.

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  2. Christin,

    I was literally tossing and turning the night before my surgery so I decided to hop online for a bit and I came across your blog. I love your honesty, insight and confidence. It sounds corny but you and your blogs have really encouraged me through this process (only 7 days post op).

    Our lifestyles are probably fairly opposite...and to be honest if I saw you out I'd be super intimidated by your "sexiness". But, I love love love how you are openly sharing your beauty advice and experience with kinda ordinary people like me- in such a candid and real way.

    Thanks <3

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    1. I was the same way! I would get so worked up about so many unanswered questions I would just google all the time haha. I'm happy that my blog helped you (: that's why I wrote it! Maybe we are opposite, but we all have curiosity in common. Congrats on your new implants, hope you're doing great!

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  3. Hi, what was the size of the implants that you put? I have a the same type of body as you and i love the way your new size looks. Im going to get a BA and am looking to see which size will look good on me and thankfully i stubled across your blog and i just love how they look on you. I hope you can help me!

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    1. To be specific, I have Mentor High Profile silicon 500cc implants. Remember that your size will vary depending how much breast tissue you have...I was already a B cup before, I had enough room to hold that size of implant too. Go to your consultations with an open mind, they measure your folds & determine the sizes you could have. I knew I wanted them huge, & my doc said 500cc was the maximum he recommended for my body. He did let me try some sizers including a much too large 600cc just so I could see & make my decision. Also, if you like a size-stick with it!!! Your first choice that you immediately LOVE is the best choice. Do not let anyone put thoughts into your head, alot of people told me 500cc was too extreme and too big for my petite body. THANK GOD I DIDN'T LISTEN!!! I am very happy with my size, anything less would not have been what I was going for. I think I'm proportioned quite nice now (: not too top heavy either. Thanks for reading, and good luck!!!

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  4. I got 590 ccs saline implants and mine look way smaller then yours I was a b cup b4 asked for a full d cup it's only been 2 months since I had mine but I hope in a few months they look as good as yours if not I'm getting a re do

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    1. Don't you worry, they will "drop and fluff"! %90cc is larger then my 500cc, I'm sure you are a D even if you were quite tiny before. Be optimistic, I remember I had my doubts in the beginning too, it took about 6mo for me to say I actually loved them!

      Congratulations hun, you're gonna look amazing <3
      Promise!

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    2. thanks:) yea I hope so bc it's my sec surgey the last time he did 320ccs in each to me they still look the same but everyone saying they don't so I'm trying to be optimistic they still feel tight and haven't drop and fluff yet gonna be 3 months April 14 so I hope see some diff then I'm not really sure what it means drop and fluff ur rt everyone saying wait 6 months my friend said it took a full year b4 she felt herself again soo ill see thanks again :) for answering

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    3. I also just saw ur last message about undwire my surgeon said its ok I wear it and its only 2 months now I'm scared since urs told u 6 months I hope nothing happens to mine ill cry gonna go buy bras now w out underwire

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    4. If your surgeon said it was ok, I wouldn't worry about it. Every surgeon has their own technique, you'll be fine if he said so. Plus everyone heals different.

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  5. Hi Christin

    I was just wondering, at what month were you able to wear a wired bra. Im at 9 weeks and still wearing a sports bra. Also, were you able to exercise, like slow jogging?

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    1. My surgeon recommended 6mo post op before a wire bra, it really sucked but I religiously stuck to wireless because I didn't want to risk screwing anything up! Your implants are permanent now, gotta take care of them the way your surgeon recommends. I have heard different hints about when other women switched to wire, but that is something you should definitely ask your surgeon and do whatever he says. Since my BA, I haven't done much exercise other then outdoor hiking and elliptical stuff. Even on the elliptical I feel like my breasts are not supported enough with just a sports bra..I've tried a few, they're ok. You would probably be fine to lightly jog, I don't see why not. I really do not like to run/jog personally, but I think it would be really uncomfortable for me anyways :( I baby my implants too much I know, better to be safe right? I think after a couple months my Surgeon said I was all good to exercise. Before my surgery, he did warn me if I was active or working out alot that things would be different with sensations and too much can change the appearance of shape.

      Congrats on your new girls, enjoy them!

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  10. You're definitely right about not wearing a bra until the doctors say its okay! Having lopsided breast after such an expensive surgery is terrible. I also found this company that made bras specifically made for augmented breasts! Bras for augmented breasts!

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  11. I want to start off by letting you know that your boobs look amazing! I'm doing my research prior to a BA procedure and one of my concerns are stretch marks. Considering your size and how small you were before, did you get any? Did you prepare in advance with any lotions or creams? Thanks ;)

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    1. Good Question! Before implants, I had some weight loss which decreased my natural size. I feel that's why I didn't have problems with stretch marks because I had a little bit of room to fill up. My skin type seems to have helped out too. I purchased a stretch mark cream by Palmer's which can be found at any drug store. I used it for the first couple of weeks as a precaution, I don't think it made a difference. Better safe then sorry right?? Hope that helps...

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