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Best Sports Bras for Augmented Breasts

Sports bras are a great option for breast augmentation patients. They offer support without irritating the scars or disrupting the drop and fluff process. 

Here’s everything you need to know about wearing a sports bra after a breast augmentation, including our top picks.

June 28th, 2023 |Lifestyle

Why you should wear a sports bra post-op 

After a breast augmentation, you will be advised to wear a post-op bra for 6-8 weeks while you recover. The post-op bra offers full coverage and support for patients following breast surgery.

A post-op bra is an essential part of the recovery process and patients must follow their surgeon's instructions. They should be worn day and night to aid recovery, support the breasts and encourage dropping and fluffing. Post-op bra's also help to reduce swelling and allow the breasts to settle into their final shape.

Following sign off from your surgeon, you can slowly return to wearing traditional bras with underwiring and bralets day to day.

Whether you want a full cup, a balcony cut or something more lacey, you can do so at your own pace. However, many patients chose to continue wearing sports bras for extra support and comfort while their implants settle.

It is important for all women to support their breasts during physical activity and exercise, whether you've had breast implants or not. A sports bra will help to minimise movement and prevent future sagging; allowing for comfort and support following a breast augmentation.

How long you should wear a sports bra after a breast augmentation 

Patients must wear a sports bra post-operatively when exercising, this includes low level activity such as yoga and high-intensity sports and weights training such as running and HIIT.

Your breasts will continue to settle for up to 1 year post-op, so it is essential to keep your implants supported during this time and in the future.

You should consult your clinical team or surgeon before returning to high-impact sports and exercise following a breast augmentation, as you may be required to allow longer for your recovery. Returning to sports or weight training too early in your recovery could impact your healing and may cause implications to the breast implants.

How to find the right sports bra for you 

When it comes to sports bras, it’s all about preference. 

Do you prefer a zip-up or one that goes over your head? Are you a halterneck girl or a cross-back lover? 

You can simply pick your favourite. 

However, there are a few things you should consider for maximum support and comfort after breast augmentation surgery: 

  • Opt for a wireless bra to prevent irritation and discomfort 

  • Wide adjustable straps cater for all breast sizes and shapes, so you don’t have to worry about anything digging in, or not giving you enough support

  • To account for any swelling, opt for a size up than recommended, so it isn’t too restrictive

  • A zip up front is recommended, as you may struggle to get it on and off if it’s a pullover style

Best place to go to for sports bras post-op


MACOM is the leading post-surgery compression garment and shapewear provider in the UK. 

MYA and MACOM joined forces to design the perfect post-op bra exclusively for breast augmentation patients here at MYA. With full-coverage cups made from a soft, breathable fabric, you can heal in comfort.

Purchase 2 surgeon-approved post-op bras for just £72. This means you can wear one and wash one at the same time, ensuring your breasts are supported 24hrs a day during your recovery.

You can order your MACOM4MYA bra right here at MYA. Just call 03330141014 or enquire via email to make an order. Alternatively you can purchase directly from!


Marks and Spencer’s has a whole range of post-surgery bras, including a high-impact sports bra that goes all the way up to a size 42H.

Designed for running and jumping, this sports bra is non-padded and non-wired, ensuring maximum comfort and support. 

Whether you want something more comfortable than a standard bra or a supportive option for when you go back to the gym, this will make a great addition to your collection. 


NEXT also have a range dedicated to post-breast surgery patients, providing support in a comfortable and easy-to-wear way. 

This post-surgery zip bra is perfect for light exercise after the initial healing period. With a zip closure, you can easily put it on without lifting your arms above your head. 

Featuring a flattering cut and wide shoulder straps, you can wear it for as long as you need to post-op. 


Bravissimo is the place to go for bras if you have a larger chest. Their range of sports bras goes all the way up to a cup size J and are available in a range of colours, patterns and styles. 

You’re sure to find the sports bra for you at Bravissimo. 

Breast augmentation surgery with MYA 

Interested in breast augmentation or breast enlargement surgery?

MYA Cosmetic Surgery has a dedicated team of patient coordinators, nurses and surgeons, who have the knowledge and expertise to transform your breasts and boost your confidence. 

Contact the team today to book a FREE e-consultation to chat with a member of our team about the available procedures and the benefits of each.    

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