Hello! I've seen a few lists that recommend bringing a front clasp bra or a wireless bra or a sports bra to wear post-op and I'm wondering how necessary/useful that is. All of my bras are back-clasps, and given my bust size, I don't have any without underwire or any of the flimsy sports bras. I have time that I could go to the store and pick something up today if it's really an issue, but I was wondering what people's experiences here were with bras post-VSG and if the purchase is even necessary.
It really depends on where your surgeon puts the incisions. I have a long torso, so my incisions were nowhere near my underwires, hence no problem wearing a bra. Some people get very high incisions and it bothers them.
Ht: 6' HWEver: 338 StartW: 282.8 SurgeryW: 268.9 GW: 170 CW: 164.4
Pre-Op:-17 M1:-17.8 M2:-12.2 M3:-9 M4:-12 M5:-11 M6:-8.4 M7:-10.2 M8:-11.4 M9:-6.8 M10:-7 Goal reached 11/9/17! (37 weeks, 1 day) First plastics scheduled 5/08/18
I thought that might be the case! That's a question I wish I'd known to ask my surgeon! I guess I'll find out tomorrow :)
I wore my regular bra home -- same one I wore in the day before on surgery day - since I only had it on an hour or so between leaving the house and checking into the hospital. I didn't have any issues. (Pre-surgery I wore a 42HH bra. I'm a 36 F now. )
Keep on losing!
HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 166 (10/10/17)
I had zero issues with my regular bras post-op. :)
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170