My abdominal binder came right up to my bra line. So it didn't irritate it too much....I brought a front closing one but really the next day I had a back closing and both were fine....btw that was the first new bit of clothing I bouhgt...my cup size stayed the same but I needed a smaller width around in about two weeks. That and underthings..First on my list of new clothes. Needed thnem before I quit wearing the abdominal binder.
My topmost incision was close enough to my bra line that I wasn't comfortable wearing one for a couple of weeks, though when I had to during that time I wore a sports bra. Though I think it depends on where your incisions are!
I had a drain and a binder so I did not feel comfortable at all with a bra on!! But I believe you should try and see how you feel about it.
I happily went braless. It would've bothered the incision closest to my sternum. It won't take up much room. At least you'll have it if you want it.
lap RNY 5-15-13
My lap spots are at/below my belly button. No way would a bra bother it. Even my longline bra for formal wear does not go that low.
HW333--SW 289--GW of 160 5' 11" woman. I only know the way I know & when you ask for input/advice, you'll get the way I've been successful through my surgeon & nutritionist. Please consult your surgeon & nutritionist for how to do it their way. Biggest regret? Not doing this 10 years ago! Every day is better than the day before...and it was a pretty great day!
You don't have an incision up on the left at your ribcage?!? Curious. Not doubting you, just very surprised.
10 years out; 190 pounds lost, 165 pound loss maintained
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