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    No.157: How To Find The Best Bra After Breast Reduction

    How To Find The Best Bra After Breast Reduction

    Searching for the perfect bra is already a pain in the you-know-what, and adding post-surgical support needs into the mix just makes a tough process even harder to navigate. You may ask yourself,What do I even need to look for in a post-breast reduction surgery bra?Don’t worry, we got you covered. Read on to discover the best qualities to search for and our favorite AnaOno post-surgery bras to support your new size. 

    How To Find The Best Bra After A Breast Reduction

    Finding the perfect bra after a breast reduction involves taking a few new things into account. These include:

    • No underwire. Not only are wire-free bras 100 times more comfortable, but they also won’t cause irritation. This is especially important if you have scars, as underwire can lay against them uncomfortably and even cause pain.
    • A secure, tight fit. A tight-fitting bra restricts breast movement, assists in positioning your breasts, and provides a tight compression which can reduce swelling, especially in the weeks after your procedure.
    • Adjustability.Bras are not an all-size-fits-all situation, and chances are you’re going to have to make a few small tweaks to get that perfectly secure and tight fit. After all, a bra should fit your body, versus trying to make your body fit the bra. Adjustable straps and closures help tremendously here, especially because you need to pay careful attention to your secure, tight bra fit in the weeks after your surgery.
    • Support.After surgery, you’ll need extra support as your breasts heal. Finding a bra that offers that support will keep your breasts lifted and in place as you recover.
    • Ultra-comfy fabric.It’s essential to purchase a bra with high-quality, breathable, and comfortable fabric to keep you comfortable. One fabric to opt for ismodal: It’s super soft, cool to touch, and is moisture-wicking, perfect for the sensitive skin you may experience after surgery.

    How Long Do I Need To Wear A Compression Bra After a Breast Reduction? 

    After your surgery, you’re going to need to wear a compression bra for quite some time to help promote healing. You will get specific instructions from your surgeon, but expect to wear a compression bra most of the time, if not around the clock, for anywhere from two weeks to six weeks after the procedure.

    When Can I Go Braless After A Breast Reduction?

    You can typically go without a bra after six to eight weeks. Since everyone’s body is different, for some women, it may take longer to heal than others. Make sure to speak with your doctor to confirm when you can go braless after a breast reduction. 

    The Best AnaOno Bras To Wear After A Breast Reduction

    Your new breasts will have different support and coverage needs than you did pre-surgery. Here are our favorite bras to wear after a breast reduction.

    Bianca Bra 

    If you were given the choice between a regular bra and a sports bra, you may not go for “uniboob” sports bra, but the  Bianca Bra keeps you lifted, separated,andsupported. The Bianca holds you in place without digging straps. Featuring light padding, adjustable racerback straps, and front hook-and-eye closures, you’ll feel secure whether you’re still a few weeks post-recovery or you’re leaping right back into your daily yoga routine. 

    Bianca Front Closure Bra

    • Colors: Black and Sand 
    • Sizes: XS/30 - XXL/40
    • Price:$54

    Monica Bra

    Perfect for running errands, working out, or lounging around with your family, the  Monica Bra is designed for your everyday adventures without skipping out on the support you need. This full-coverage bra is casual, comfortable, and supportive with its light padding, thick adjustable straps, and ultra-soft modal fabric. The Monica Bra is so comfortable that you’ll forget you even have it on!

    Monica Full Coverage Bra

    • Colors: Black, Ivory, Sand, and Dusty Rose 
    • Sizes: S/32 - 3X/42
    • Price:$54

    Rora Bra

    Rora Front Closure Bra

    If there’s one bra that’ll get you through your post-surgery recovery smoothly, it’s the  Rora Recovery Front Closure Bra. This doctor-recommended bra features a front-closure design that makes it easy to take on and off while you’re recovering. The back bridge offers additional support under your arms and between your shoulders, while the super-soft modal feels luxurious against your sensitive skin. If you want a high-quality, post-surgery bra, you’ve found it with the Rora Bra.

    • Colors: Black, Ivory, Sand, and Dusty Rose 
    • Sizes: S/32 - 3X/42
    • Price:$54

    Gloria Soft Lace Bralette

    The Gloria Bra is the perfect combination of flirty, feminine, and practical for your post-procedure needs. Named one of the  best post-surgery bras of 2021 by Healthline, this bra features fully-lined soft cups, adjustable straps, and a supportive four-hook back closure. Additionally, this bra has breast form pockets if ever needed. All these design details guarantee that the Gloria Bra provides the utmost comfort and support after your procedure, without giving up on feeling sexy.

    Gloria Lace Bra

    • Colors: Black, Champagne, and Wine 
    • Sizes: S/32 - XXL/40
    • Price:$54 

    The Best AnaOno Clothing For Surgical Drains

    Did you know that there’s clothing specifically designed for breast surgery recovery? This clothing is easy to take on and off, gives easy access to change dressing, and often includes drain management accessories to help keep these post-surgical needs in place. Here are AnaOno’s recovery must-haves:

    Miena Robe and Drain Management Belt 

    The Miena Robe was thoughtfully designed to wear after recovery and long after you’ve healed. The robe includes a hidden inner belt and pouch system that keeps your drains organized, if your surgeon placed these after your breast reduction surgery. The Miena robe is made with an unbelievably comfortable and breathable modal that glides over sensitive skin, while the open front classic robe design is simple to slip in and off -- no need to reach your hands over your head.

    Miena Robe with Drain Management Belt

    • Colors: Black and Dusty Rose
    • Sizes: One Size, Plus Size
    • Price: $78

    Conley Recovery Romper

    Recover in style with the  Conley Recovery Romper. Unlike most rompers, the Conley is easy to get in and out of, with a zipper-free step-in design that doesn’t involve any uncomfortable contorting. The sleeves are extra loose to provide good airflow, while an optional drain management belt can help keep these devices in place.

    Conley Romper

    • Colors:Black
    • Sizes:S/M, L/XL
    • Price:$68

    Kara Recovery Dress 

    Recovery clothing you can go out in? It’s possible! The  Kara Recovery Dress is a customizable wrap dress that can be tightened or loosened around your body in both directions, ensuring the utmost comfort and best fit for you. With optional drain management, you can keep your drains in place with ease. This dress also includes breathable mesh panels for extra breathability and a little extra detailing to the garment. So whether you’re grabbing coffee or hopping on Zoom, the Kara keeps you comfortable while you recover from your breast reduction surgery.

    Kara Recovery Dress

    • Colors:Black
    • Sizes:S/M, L/XL
    • Price:$68

    Find Your Best Post-Reduction Garments With AnaOno 

    Long after recovery, your breasts still need to be supported, comfortable and cared for. This is why AnaOno has designed a line specifically for your post-surgical needs. From underwire-free bras to gorgeous (and comfy!) recovery clothing, this collection prioritizes support and comfort, while also providing modern, sleek design elements. Check out  AnaOno’s post-surgical bras to explore more options. 

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.