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What should you wear after bilateral nipple reconstruction surgery?

You will be able to wear anything you want five to seven days after surgery. The first one to two days after surgery, you will wear a plastic nipple protector to prevent pressure from being placed on the nipple by your bra or clothes. 

Your surgeon will recommend that you wear a supportive but non-compressive bra for the first few days after surgery. Sports bras are generally not recommended as they can place more strain on the skin that has been shaped into the new nipple. 

Five to seven days after the surgery, you can resume wearing any comfortable bra that does not cause you pain. Going bra-less is also generally okay at this point, except for women with very large breasts.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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