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The Best Bras for Implants

author image Alicia Gallegos
Alicia Gallegos is a journalist in northwestern Indiana. She previously wrote for the "American Medical News, "a Chicago-based health newspaper published by the American Medical Association. She began her career at the South Bend Tribune, where she covered public safety, courts, food safety, education and health care.
The Best Bras for Implants
Having the correct support is essential after breast augmentation.

Shopping for a new bra after breast augmentation can be tricky depending on your body type and new breast size. Small-boned woman who receive large implants may have trouble finding an appropriate fitting bra. Finding the proper support after implants is essential to protect you from shoulder and back pains, not to mention a saggy chest.

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Lycra Bras

According to the Breast Implants 4 You website, some bras after implants bunch at the nipple area and don't fit properly. The site recommends trying a Lycra bra, which will better conform to breasts. Lycra is a type of stretchy material, often compared to spandex, that is a trademark of Invista. A report on the Knitting Industry website says Lycra beauty fabrics are designed to improve the effectiveness of shapewear and provide materials that help with body shaping and comfort.

Le Mystere No. 9

According to various breast augmentation websites such as Love Your, the Le Mystère No.9 bra collection are specially designed for women with breast implants. The bras were made to complement the shape and size of implants, says the site, and were designed in part by a board certified plastic surgeon. The Mystere collection can be found at most clothing retail stores. For a list of stores near you that sell the bras, go to the Le Mystere website at

Shop Around

For the majority of women, the best bra after augmentation depends on you. While underwire bras may feel best for some, they will not be comfortable for everyone. Since bras run in different sizes and styles depending on manufacturer, it helps to measure your new breast size and try various types to see what's best for you. According to the Just Breast Implants website, just because you can wear a 34D bra from Victoria's Secret, doesn't mean a 34D will work in all other bras. Implants, says the site, tend to be wider than a "natural" breast, therefore, many women who receive augmentation need to wear a bra that's larger in size than their new breast size. For a chart to help you determine correct size and shape go to

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