What type of bra should I wear after lumpectomy?

Wearing a normal bra can cause you pain, or irritate the area where you had surgery. If you had a lumpectomy, we recommend that you wear a wireless bra 24 hours a day for the first week or two.

How long do I need to wear a bra after a lumpectomy?

If you wear a bra, it should be well-fitted and supportive. You should wear it during the night, for 1 week. You will probably be able to go back to work or your normal routine in 1 to 3 weeks after the surgery.

What is the best bra to wear during radiation?

Opt for soft bras with wide straps: if you are undergoing upper body radiation, you may find your bras to be uncomfortable during radiation. Bras with wide straps and no underwire won’t dig into or rub against your skin and breathable fabrics will allow for optimal comfort.

Which bra is best after breast surgery?

Healthline’s picks for the best postsurgery bras
  • Marena FlexFit Implant Stabilizer Bra.
  • BRABIC Women’s Front Closure Bra.
  • Prairie Wear HuggerPRIMA Post Surgical Recovery Bra.
  • Burvogue Post-Surgery Front Closure Sports Bra.
  • Playtex Women’s Original Comfort Strap Wireless Bra.
  • True Body Lift Scoop Neck Bra.

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What can you not do after a lumpectomy?

Avoid strenuous activities, such as biking, jogging, weightlifting, or aerobic exercise, for 1 month or until your doctor says it is okay. This may include housework, such as washing windows, especially if you have to use the arm next to the affected breast.

Can I wear a sports bra instead of surgical bra?

Yes, a wireless sports or compression bra is the best type of bra to wear after breast augmentation surgery. Wired bras can irritate incisions and prevent them from healing, which can prolong your recovery and make the experience more painful than it needs to be.

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