Will I be given a post-op bra to wear after breast reduction surgery?
A compression garment or post-op bra is always necessary after breast reduction surgery to reduce swelling and aid in healing.
Depending on your surgeon and the hospital your surgery takes place, a garment may be provided to you.
In other cases,, you may need to purchase one yourself and bring it with you on the day of your surgery.
Even if you are provided one post-op garment by the hospital, Medbelle advises you to purchase a second bra. This spare can be a less expensive model as long as it has all the crucial features of a post-surgery bra (front closure, no padding, no wires).
Having a spare garment ensures you have something to wear while you wash the other during your recovery.
The pre-surgery admission packet sent to you from the hospital in the week before your surgery will include information about the post-op garment.
As always, if you have questions or need clarification about your post-op garment, please reach out to your Medbelle Patient Care Adviser.