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Dressing Professionally after Breast Augmentation

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 Breast Augmentation

If you are considering breast augmentation, one concern you may have is maintaining professional dress in your workplace after the surgery. There are many potential concerns you may have about dress after breast augmentation, but all of them can be readily avoided. One concern women may have is gapping blouses at the bustline. We earlier talked about The Shirt which can help control gapping and give women with large busts a professional appearance. A minimizer bra can also help with this. Cleavage is another area of concern. In the modern workplace, some amount of cleavage is generally acceptable, but if you are not careful, it may be deemed excessive and lead to a discussion about professional dress. Excessive cleavage can sometimes result from wearing the same tops before and after breast augmentation. Some items tailored for smaller-breasted women can result in excessive cleavage after breast augmentation. Evaluate tops individually. If you still want to keep wearing a particular item but are uncomfortable with the amount of cleavage it reveals, so-called modesty panels can be used to reduce the amount of visible cleavage. Layering and jackets can often be used to diminish the appearance of larger breasts, which is very convenient in the winter. Less so in the summer. Overall, garments tailored to a larger-breasted woman will likely be better at giving you a more professional appearance. Finally, it’s always important to be aware of the workplace culture at your place of employment. You can get a sense of this by looking at what your coworkers wear, but it is crucial to consult your employer’s dress code for the best guidance. If the dress code is silent on the issue, you might request guidance or talk to female coworkers about developing a policy that you can present to your boss. With commonsense, care, and consideration, you will likely find that it’s easier to minimize the appearance of breasts during work than it was to maximize their appearance before breast augmentation. If you would like to discuss breast augmentation with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, please contact Dr. David A. Bottger today.