Finding the perfect bra after implants
Compression or Encapsulation Sports bra?
Compression sports bras primarily limit the in and out movement of breasts with secondary stabilization of upwards and sidewards movement. This secondary support, if insufficient (larger busted, high intensity activity) may cause strain on the delicate Coopers ligaments (supportive ligaments in the breast that help keep them perky!).
Compression may give the feeling of support as your breasts are pushed tightly together against the chest, but immobilization is not support. They do not fully support the ligaments and other connective tissues that hold the breast in position.
For ladies with breast implants we highly recommend an encapsulation style sports bra, or one that uses both compression and encapsulation. These bras have deeper, shaped, or moulded cups. They support each breast separately and hold them snugly in place. An encapsulation style sports bra will protect your implants from being squeezed unnecessarily. They will also take the burden off the delicate breast ligaments and tendons. It is best to avoid S-M-L sizing and looks for sports bras that have specific back and cup sizes like traditional everyday bras. This provides more sizing options to allow for your fuller breast implants.