Now that you have the breasts you’ve always wanted after having breast augmentation, you’re probably excited to shop for new clothes! Most likely, you already have an idea of what looks good on you and you are probably used to finding it pretty quickly when searching the racks. With your new, fuller top, however, you may need to adjust your “shopping radar” a bit. Since some cuts will flatter your new figure more than others, here are a few things to consider on your next shopping day.
Starting with the Basics: Bra Shopping
Once you are fully healed from breast augmentation surgery, you will be able to wear a regular bra again. However, none of your old ones will do anymore. Now is the fun part where you get to go shopping for all those styles you’ve always wanted to fill out and look good in. Getting measured before you shop so that you know your exact bra size will allow you to shop for a properly fitting bra that gives adequate support. Once you know your size, try on bras in all different styles to find a comfortable fit in a style you like. A word of caution, though: before wearing an underwire bra, it is important to get clearance from your doctor first, as it may lead to scarring and other complications.
Buying Business Attire for Your New Body
While you may be excited to show off your sexy new physique, you may be a bit reluctant to do so at the office, where a sense of decorum and professionalism is usually maintained. Plus, it’s likely that your business jackets won’t button over your new bosom, and you need to shop for more. When shopping, look for jackets with a single button placed strategically below the chest that will flatter the chest while still looking professional. For work blouses, a more modest neckline, such as a boat or cowl neck, is appropriate and can look attractive without being overly revealing.
Shopping for Everyday Tops that Flatter
Whether you’re going to dinner with your significant other, meeting the girls for drinks or spending a day with the family, you will need new tops for these everyday events. Well-fitting tops that are not too tight are the most flattering for a fuller chest. Tops with a V-neck or low neckline elongate the body as they showcase your more ample cleavage. Tops with defined waistlines draw attention to your shapelier silhouette. And if a strapless top catches your eye, make sure that it has thicker, stronger straps to support your larger, heavier breasts.
If you’d like to know more about what to expect after breast augmentation, or if you’d like to learn more about the other body contouring procedures we offer, contact Dr. Loewenstein’s practice by calling (800) 614-5097.