The Right Sports Bra MattersPosted on June 5, 2017
Working out in the wrong sports bra can be not only uncomfortable but also damaging to a womans health. According to recent LA Times news article 8 out of 10 women are likely to be wearing the wrong size sports bra according to Heather Cvitkovic, a product manager at Moving Comfort, the womens fitness clothing company that sells more sports bras than any other brand. It is noted that the style of raw that you wear should fit the type of activity that you are doing. A compression bra is one that presses against the breast holding them against the chest wall to restrict movement. This is best for women with small breast who are doing low-impact activities such as swimming. A bra that is a combination of compression with encapsulation – with semi-molded cups – is a better fit for women who have larger breast and need more support than what can be obtained from compression alone. An encapsulation bra – which is a style that lifts and separates – is much better suited for larger breasted women who are doing medium and high-impact activities including running or frequent jumping. Regardless of which style you choose the bottom band which goes around the chest wall should fit much more snugly than a lingerie bra because thats what creates the support. A basic guideline is being able to take a deep breath without feeling uncomfortable but the band should feel tight. The bottom band should lie flat and straight across the back. The right brought is also essential in their early stages following breast augmentation. Patients who have had a breast lift combined with breast augmentation should also pay close attention to Dr. Kims recommendations for the type of bra to be worn following surgery. It is important for patients to refrain from purchasing and/or wearing any bra without a specific recommendation and approval from Dr. Kim. Patient should not wear their bra until Dr. Kim has given the okay to do so. It is important that the breast implants are permitted to settle into the pocket following surgery. Dr. Kim will discuss postoperative instructions with each patient following their breast augmentation surgery and will instruct patients when to begin wearing a bra and which bras are acceptable. Patients who are considering breast augmentation are encouraged to contact Dr. Kims office and schedule a consultation.