8 Mastectomy tankini tops

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A mastectomy tankini is a flattering two-piece swimwear with built-in mastectomy pockets.

It is surely a comfy style of swimwear lots of women wear after having had surgery. See 8 tankinis

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What is a mastectomy tankini?

A mastectomy tankini is designed with soft cups and built-in mastectomy pockets.

It’s a perfect combination between a bikini and a swimsuit.


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  • it’s the feeling of wearing a bikini, but having the fashionable look of a swimsuit
  • a clever two-piece that is flattering for any body type


Did you know the tankini was introduced by the Californian designer Anne Cole?

In 1998 Anne introduced a tankini in her collection after she saw young women wearing spaghetti tops on their shorts.

swimsuit of 1950 designed by Anne Cole who introduced the tankini later
Design by Cole 1950 © Genevieve Naylor/CORBIS

Anne Cole was at the time already famous for her designs on swimwear for women. In her earlier days, she was one of the first female designers of swimwear, in a world that was dominated by men at the time.


Features of mastectomy tankinis

From the Amoena collection | See all 8 styles

  • soft cups and built-in mastectomy pockets
  • many styles have a blouson effect, great for plus-size women
  • the matching swimshorts tend towards a more traditionally shaped bikini pants
  • flattering colors or color combinations
  • easy for using the toilet, you can keep your top on
  • use of ruffles
  • shirrings at the waist for a slimming effect


8 Mastectomy tankini tops | 4 brands


1. Lands’ End Mastectomy Square Neck Tankini Top

woman wearing lands end mastectomy tankini top

Lands’ End Women’s Mastectomy Tankini Top | See Amazon.com

made with LYCRA Xtra Life spandex
higher neck for modest coverage
plenty of stretch to accommodate bust


2. Mastectomy tankini built-in breast prosthesis | B-D cups

woman wearing a black mastectomy swim top

Mastectomy Swim Tankini Top with Built-in Breast Prosthesis and No Bra Band | See Amazon.com

all-inclusive mastectomy swim top
also great as your activewear tops
integrated lightweight breast prosthetics
just ultra-soft fabric against the scars


3. Amoena Maldives mastectomy tankini top | A-C cups

Amoena Maldives pocketed mastectomy tankini top | See Amazon.com

elegant tankini top for Amoena
soft pocketed cups
cups will hold a breast form or aqua Wave Swim Prosthesis
in purple and black


4. Amoena One-Piece Pocketed Mastectomy Swimsuit

Amoena Women’s Standard Rome One-Piece Pocketed Mastectomy Swimsuit | See Amazon.com


5. Red Peony Mastectomy Pocketed Tankini Two-Piece

Red Peony Mastectomy Pocketed Tankini Two-Piece Swimsuit | See Amazon.com


6. Amoena Women’s Aqua Wave Swim Form

swim form insert mastectomy

Amoena Women’s Aqua Wave Swim Form | See Amazon.com

made from a clear silicone
water-resistant
dries quickly
lighter than normal breast forms

Features raised waves that allow air and water to flow through for reduced suction. Packaged with a stylish waterproof drawstring bag that can hold a wet swimsuit.


7. Land’s End Blouson Tummy Hiding tankini top

woman in tankini tummy control

Land’s End Blouson Tummy Hiding Tankini Top | See Amazon.com

maks your tummy
works as a fun summer tank
provides UPF 50 sun protection


8. Lands’ End Women’s Mastectomy Slender V-Neck Tummy Control Swimsuit

woman in black mastectomy slender v neck swimsuit

Lands’ End Women’s Mastectomy Slender V-Neck Tummy Control Swimsuit | See Amazon.com


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