Bra Immediately Post-Op

gracegetsgastric
on 1/1/18 2:24 pm
VSG on 01/02/18

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.

VSG on 1/2/2018!

Age: 27 Height: 5'8"
HW: 354 (May 2017) SW: 319 (DOS, 1/2/2018) CW: 280 (3/6/2018)

Pre-Op: -35 M1: -24 M2: -13 M3: -???

My YouTube: Grace Gets Gastric

Cecily C.
on 1/1/18 2:28 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

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

gracegetsgastric
on 1/1/18 5:22 pm
VSG on 01/02/18

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 :)

VSG on 1/2/2018!

Age: 27 Height: 5'8"
HW: 354 (May 2017) SW: 319 (DOS, 1/2/2018) CW: 280 (3/6/2018)

Pre-Op: -35 M1: -24 M2: -13 M3: -???

My YouTube: Grace Gets Gastric

Cecily C.
on 1/1/18 5:23 pm - CA
VSG on 02/22/17

Good luck tomorrow!

Knitter215
on 1/1/18 3:25 pm - PA
VSG on 08/23/16

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!

Diana

HW 271.5 (April 2016) SW 246.9 (8/23/16) CW 166 (10/10/17)

gracegetsgastric
on 1/1/18 5:25 pm
VSG on 01/02/18

Good to know! Hopefully that will work for me as well!

VSG on 1/2/2018!

Age: 27 Height: 5'8"
HW: 354 (May 2017) SW: 319 (DOS, 1/2/2018) CW: 280 (3/6/2018)

Pre-Op: -35 M1: -24 M2: -13 M3: -???

My YouTube: Grace Gets Gastric

Acedding27
on 1/1/18 3:50 pm
VSG on 12/14/17

I simply didn't wear a bra. We just went home the next day, so I didn't really care to.

I stated wearing a sports bra about a week postop. I'm a DD. My highest incision from a trocar was between my breasts, just below my typical bra line.

gracegetsgastric
on 1/1/18 5:23 pm
VSG on 01/02/18

Good to know! Thank you!

VSG on 1/2/2018!

Age: 27 Height: 5'8"
HW: 354 (May 2017) SW: 319 (DOS, 1/2/2018) CW: 280 (3/6/2018)

Pre-Op: -35 M1: -24 M2: -13 M3: -???

My YouTube: Grace Gets Gastric

azmichy
on 1/1/18 8:04 pm
VSG on 10/24/17

I didn't wear one either. It was just too much work to put it on after surgery. I just didn't care. Good luck.

Lap Band 09/17/2003 HW-276 SW-225 LW-167

Revision to VSG 10/24/17 HW-244 SW-217.8 CW-179.6

Pre-op:0~M1:17~M2: 6.6~M3: 7.8~M4: 6.7

Gwen M.
on 1/1/18 5:08 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

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

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