What is the best bra to wear after a mastectomy?

In the first year after breast surgery (such as a mastectomy or lumpectomy), it’s best to wear a bra that has:
  • soft seams.
  • a wide underband (the band that goes under the cups and round your back)
  • deep front and side panels.
  • full cups.
  • cup separation (the centre of the bra between the cups should sit flat on your chest)

Do you need a special bra after a mastectomy?

If you had a mastectomy, it is up to you if you’d like to wear a bra or camisole unless otherwise told by your surgical team. Some bras are more comfortable than others to wear during this time. You have the option to wear a bra or camisole right after mastectomy surgery (with or without reconstruction).

What should I wear after mastectomy without reconstruction?

They may wear a t-shirt at home, a prosthesis for work or for dressy occasions. Some women may wear a breast prosthesis always, some women wear one rarely or not at all.

How tight should bra be after mastectomy?

Your breasts should fit snugly within the cups of the bra, if there is spillage at the top of the cup, then you should try a larger size.

What is the best bra to wear after a mastectomy? – Related Questions

Can I wear a sports bra instead of surgical bra?

Yes, a wireless sports or compression bra is the best type of bra to wear after breast augmentation surgery. Wired bras can irritate incisions and prevent them from healing, which can prolong your recovery and make the experience more painful than it needs to be.

How long do you wear surgical bra after mastectomy?

Whether you wear a surgical bra after your procedure will likely depend on your surgeon’s preference and the type of surgery you had performed. Some patients will benefit from wearing a compression bra around the clock for the first four to six weeks, but many will be advised not to, Dr. Liu says.

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