The Anita compression bra is a superbly technical product that aids healing and recovery after Breast Surgery. Designed to be used by the surgeon on the operating table immediately after surgery and then worn during the recovery period this bra has been hailed by Breast Care nurses and patients alike as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of post-surgery bras.
Following Breast Surgery, (mastectomy, reconstruction, augmentation, lift or reduction) a post-surgical bra should be used for support and compression. Your usual (probably underwired) bra is absolutely not suitable post-surgery as it will cause discomfort and could dig into the new surgical wounds. You can expect your surgeon / Breast Care Nurse to recommend a compression bra for at least 4-6 weeks and you will wear it day and night while you are recovering from surgery.
The primary benefit of wearing a well-fitting and supportive bra after surgery is that it will greatly lessen post-operative pain and discomfort much like wearing a sleep bra reduces discomfort of painful breasts just before a period. By reducing movement the sensitive tissue is protected. It also lessens stress on any incisions or wounds and helps to reduce dependent swelling within the breast.
Features & Benefits of the Anita Care Compression Bra:
- Side breast support provides controlled compressive effect to promote healing process
- Using the Bra with the Compression Belt in place anchors implants and prevents dislocation
- It is easy to use for both patients and nursing staff
- Seamless, double-layered cups for comfort and support
Comfortable and easy to use, the Anita care compression bra and post-op belt 1095 anchors implants into place and prevents any upward dislocation following plastic surgery breast operations. In the first weeks after having implants, a danger exists of the implants settling in the wrong place (push up bras would be a big mistake at this stage) so using the Compression Bra with the post op belt ensures that
The range promotes the healing process by controlled compression on the scar tissue and relief of lymph drainage channels, while preventing pressure marks and tissue irritation by ensuring an exact individual fit and maximum skin-friendliness. Features include seamless, double-layered moulded cups; front fastening straps which can be adjusted freely due to a Velcro-type fastener; a practical zip with underlying hook fastener and a wide, stretch underbust band.
The compression bra comes in both black and white and in sizes 32-52A, 30-52 B&C and 30-46 D&E.
As you will need to wear it constantly for several weeks it is a good idea to buy at least two and then you can simply wash and wear each in turn. Anita recommends that you hand wash delicate items of lingerie and air dry where possible to retain the shape and strength of the garments. Regular washing in a machine and heat drying in a tumble dryer damages the fibres of the bra and shortens the life span so it’s worth taking a few minutes to wash by hand.
For any questions on your surgery and what you need to do to prepare for it both pre and post operation you should speak to your surgeon who will be able to advise you further. Just be sure to be fitted for a compression bra beforehand so that you can ask the surgeon to use it from the start of your surgical journey. Your breasts will thank you for it.