One of the most exciting things for women to do after breast surgery is to go shopping for new bras. It’s one of the most important purchases that you will make to enhance and support your new look!

Most women are advised to wear their compression bra 6 to 8 weeks post surgery –make sure you ask your surgeon when they think you are ready to switch over to regular bras again.

When it is time to wear a normal bra, many women find this to be a very enjoyable shopping experience as opposed shopping before your breast surgery, perhaps full of disappointment and frustration.

While you are shopping for new bras, keep in mind that you will not only need a bra with a larger cup size, but also one with different features. It is possible that you will need support in a different way than you were previously used to. Make sure you explore a variety of bras to see what feels best for your new body and try and get yourself measured and fitted by an expert.

Although you may have told your doctor you wanted to be a C cup after the procedure, (breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters (ccs), not cup size) you may actually need a bra that is a half-cup larger or even a full D cup.

Find out your new cup size by measuring your breasts with implants and don’t be afraid to ask for assistance from the sales associate in order to find a bra that fits properly.

There are a few specialised bra-fitting companies that we recommend that you visit. Nocturnal Designs www.nocturnaldesigns.com.au and Mary Holland Lingerie www.maryholland.com.au. Department stores such as Myer and David Jones usually have bra fitters to assist you.

Both have an outstanding selection of styles and brands and are very experienced in fitting women in gorgeous, sexy, comfortable and supportive bras after breast surgery.

Happy shopping!