What is Mastectomy Bra? All About Mastectomy Bras
A mastectomy bra is specially designed for women who have undergone a mastectomy, or a lumpectomy, and can be worn with breast prostheses. Post-surgical bras are made with specially designed discreet pockets inside the cups. Some mastectomy bras will only have a pocket in one cup, while others have pockets on both cups. Most of the post-surgical bras are “bilateral” – meaning the breast prosthesis can be placed in either or both cups.
A quality mastectomy bra is more than just a traditional bra with added pockets. A mastectomy bra should offer enough coverage to secure your breast form, soft materials for sensitive skin and lightweight support. Most post-surgical bras have no underwires. Because of their amazing comfort, women who have not had breast surgery but who are uncomfortable in regular bras should consider mastectomy styles. These bras also work well if you have naturally uneven breasts and would like to wear padding on one side.
Mastectomy Bras, provide comfortable fit that you require and offer unique features that help you look and feel your best. There are many styles in mastectomy bras available:
Basic mastectomy bras
Basic mastectomy bras are designed to hold Mastectomy Breast Forms (Breast Prosthetics) easily. They have pockets built into the cups for holding them so that they stay in place correctly and out of sight.
Front closure mastectomy bras
Front closure mastectomy bras are designed so that you will not have to reach behind your back to fasten the Bra. A great aid, especially when your surgery is still fairly recent. There are a few styles of Front Closure Bras: Clasp and Magnetic
Sleeper bras offer a huge supportive benefit to people during the healing process post surgery, these bras are designed to be as comfortable as possible for Mastectomy clients. In many cases, women find the sleeper bras so comforting that they wear them all day during the healing stages
Mastectomy bra styles
Various mastectomy bra styles include: molded cup, seamless soft cup, t-shirt, foam cup underwire, camisole soft cup, changeable strap.
The healing process is very important after undergoing a mastectomy, and comfort is an absolute necessity. Immediately after surgery, your doctor will most likely recommend wearing a compression bra or sports bra. Do not switch to regular mastectomy bras until they are recommended by your physician. When buying a mastectomy bra, you will choose your cup size based on the larger breast. A professional bra fitting is highly recommended after mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction to determine your new bra size, as well as your prosthesis size.