Following breast surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore, swollen and sensitive. If you’ve had invasive surgery, your doctor will normally advise that you use a compression bra straight after surgery. A compression bra is designed specifically to put pressure on the chest area to encourage the breasts to heal. Doctors will normally encourage you to wear your compression bra while you’re sleeping as well which can feel strange and uncomfortable at first. However, most compression bras are designed with these factors in mind… Whilst they are designed to fit tightly on the breasts, they should be made with a soft-touch fabric and also fasten at the front so you don’t have to lie on the hook and eye section in bed.