In a previous post I shared my story with you about having to have emergency breast surgery. In my post, I talked about why I needed breast reconstructive surgery and I’ve been very transparent with you all about the process. It has been a very difficult journey to say the least but I am doing well. I also documented my journey on my YouTube channel and created a video playlist featuring my pre-op appointments and vlogs leading up to surgery day. If you would like a more in-depth understanding of why this top hits so close to home. You can view those breast surgery videos HERE as well.
Since then, I have been on the road to recovery and healing. It has not been an easy road for me to say the least but surgery in general is not an easy thing to overcome. As with all things, time does heal.
Before Your Surgery
Today I am sharing with you the products I recommend post-op. These items have been game-changing for me as sleep and comfort have been nonexistent. In the event you missed my previous post here, I also compiled a list of items I recommend before your surgery as well. You can never be too prepared for these such as this. No matter what type of breast surgery you are facing you will need to maximize your comfort about all else. A few items in particular have truly been God sent.
Most of these items are listed on my Amazon Storefront for easy viewing however, I will link them below as well. I recently picked up new items at the time of this post that I love.
As you know being comfortable after any surgery is vital and as I’m transitioning from post-op bras to sports bras. They have now become my best friend. After surgery, you will not be able to wear your typical underwire bras and you will need the support of a sports bra to help you heal and reduce post-surgery swelling. I found some wonderful options on Amazon for an affordable price. There is one by Running Girl, in particular, I have been wearing every day and I picked it up in multiple colors. It’s extremely comfortable and the design gives me great support. Check out my complete list of post-surgery must-haves as well as my favorite bra at the moment.
10 Breast Surgery Must-Have Products
- Silicone scar sheets and cream
- Antibacterial Soap
- Sports Bra
- Neck and body pillow
- Hair ties (we all lose them lol)
- Seat belt pillow (trust me lol)
- Miralax or some form of stool softener
- Pineapple Juice ( aides in healing)
- Slippers and Robe (silk if possible)
- Arnica Gel
Again if you are interested in following my breast health journey, watch my playlist on YouTube HERE.