Just thought i would share my experience as it might save some of you girls some money. I know some girls absolutely love the macom bras for post op so I made sure that I got one. As they are quite pricey I also got some Asda post surgical bras which were £12 for a pack of two.
I am 3 days post op today and have been wearing the macom since I left the hospital on Saturday over the strapping. I have been in so much pain and the painkillers haven’t helped. I was in crippling pain every time I stood up and had to lay right back down because the stinging and aching hurt so so much. I was told to keep moving and do shoulder rolls to encourage healing but it hurt so much I physically couldn’t but I was so scared i was gonna get DVT from being so immobile so I got up to stretch my legs and change over my bra from the macom to the asda one. OMG its literally like all of the pain has gone, I can walk around my house now and move so much more without any pain its crazy that it was all down to the macom.
Feeling so much happier and comfortable now!
I agree!! I bought one too but ended up being more comfy in my cheapie’s!!
Yeah, I didn’t even try to wear mine. Sooo painful! They just don’t stretch enough, that little stretchy boob area is tiny!
I haven’t been wearing mine! Hospital didn’t put mine on when I left so called to check and said wasn’t needed whilst strapping on so if you want to go braless assume same for u x
They are meant to be tight to get the right support for your boobs! I hated mine at first but having the odd break relieved pain but I knew the pain was for good reason keeping them supported in their pockets. I went to VS to see if they did a wireless sports bra and just for a chat and they said they couldn’t recommended the MACOM enough they’ve seen so many girls who wear it and don’t wear it and the difference is really visible and it’s coming from non bias people. I know your pain right now!!! As day 3 was one of my worst but trust me your MACOM will become your best friend and once your pain dies down you will notice how supportive it is! Each to their own but I really recommend powering through! Xxxxxx
I agree with Hannah – they’re not the most comfortable and they’re tight, but it’s a compression garment, it’s meant to be tight. I suppose it’s personal preference
Hi girls I’m day 4 and I have strapping on, the nurse said I don’t need to wear my Macom bra as it is very hot, plus the strapping will support. I’ve had it on only for a couple of hours as it really rubs my scars. MYA rang me yesterday and asked how I was feeling. I explained about the bra and they said due to the strapping I will only have to wear it when the strapping comes off. I went out for a walk on day 2 and wore it as I wanted to feel more secure. Happy healing girls x
Hi ladies, must say that I also agree with Hannah! The tighter the better as it’s the compression that helps to stop the implant moving in the pocket, reduce swelling and reduce chances of complications (hence why some ladies have strapping that is so tight). I know what a nightmare it can be but it is only very short term when you think of how it will benefit xx
Forgot to add, if it is the band rubbing on incisions that is hurting then the ultimate bra from Macom has a much lower bottom band which I found helpful.
i find my macom comfier than m&s! and i love the fact they are like normal bra straps so no one could tell i haven’t got a normal bra on …i got a macom and 2 m&s ones but took the m&s ones back and ordered another macom so i literally only wear a macom, they are the best!
@laura18100 @hachb I didn’t find it uncomfortable as it was too tight, I find my asda on is more tight and supports my boobs so takes the weight of them whereas although my macom isn’t tight, I just dont feel any support from it at all, it doesn’t really hold them snug. It might be where I have the strapping on as well so I will probably give it another try once I get my strapping off Friday as maybe my boobs will fit better in it and I will feel more support, especially when im not in as much pain overall anyway as I will be a week post op by then and the pain will have subsided. xx
Ah didn’t realise you had strapping, I bet that’s why then as I didn’t. I’m sure the strapping keeps you well supported anyway so probably not as much need for compression. It’s a nightmare trying to get comfortable in the first couple of weeks isn’t it! ?Xxx
@laura18100 Yeah its a nightmare! so uncomfortable but luckily its not too much longer I have to deal with it, each day im feeling a little more comfortable which is good, not long till all the pain and muscle tightness is gone! xx
The things us girls go through eh! ? Will be all worth it in the end I’m sure ?Xxx
I think it’s personal preference – I think it’s worth noting some of us would have different size & shape breasts to begin with & different implants. 🙂 It is important to have support but there is such a thing as too tight, that can cause complications as well. So, I asked before I left the hospital & was told if the Macom was causing me as much pain as it was then I should wear the M&S.
Just had a check up after over 4 weeks in the M&S and they’re very happy with how I am healing – they don’t need me to go back until my 3 month with the surgeon. As I say, I think everyone is different. 🙂 x
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