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Flintstone, GA

My doctor has not made it clear AT ALL how long I have to wear surgical bra, and how long before I can lift things. HELP?
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He acts like he doesn't really want to fool with answering questions. Then when he does, they're shadey. He said "when you feel like it" on the bra, and then not really specific on lifting.

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Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Post-op instructions after breast lift/reduction
September 16, 2010 2:52 PM

Depending on the severity and complexity of the case, patients are required to wear the surgical bra for at least a month after surgery. However, you may switch to a soft sports bra as (more)
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Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
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September 8, 2010 8:20 AM

Very hard to answer since you are not my patient. Average time till lifting 2 weeks to 3 weeks. As for a bra NO under wire for 6 weeks. Best of Luck . (more)
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liverpool, United Kingdom
September 6, 2010 1:23 PM

hi there,
i have just had a breast uplift with implant.my surgeon recommends i wear sports bra for atleast 6 weeks.hope this helps



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