Mastectomy bras


Post-surgery bra & swimwear guide

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1. Mastectomy sports bras

handful bra for mastectomy

Handful Women’s Adjustable Sports Bra with Removable Pads, Versatile Workout Bras | See details at Amazon.com

See my selection of pocketed and non-pocketed mastectomy sports bras here


2. Post-surgery front-closure fastening bras

front close sports bra after surgery

Fruit of the Loom Comfort Front Close Sports Bra with Mesh Straps Bra 34-48 | See details at Amazon.com

After breast surgery, you’ll surely need a comfy bra that feels soft on your skin and protects you just right.

A bra with a front closure is easy to put on as your mobility might be limited, see 5 front-closure bras


3. Organic cotton bras

sleeping bra after surgery

Majamas Organic Easy Sleeping Bra | See details at Amazon.com

An organic cotton bra is made with a vision of being gentle for the environment. No artificial inputs are used, so it’s the most skin-friendly cotton you’ll find. If you have a latex allergy you wanna go ultra-soft and choose 100% cotton. See bras 80% to 100% cotton


4. Pima cotton bras

Pima cotton collection AA-I cups | See details at Thirdlove.com

Pima cotton is known as soft and durable cotton. It is a superior type of cotton, similar to Egyptian cotton. Great on bras. See 6 Pima cotton bras


5. Mastectomy swimsuits

woman wearing a mastectomy swimsuit

Mastectomy swimsuits look like any other well-designed swimsuit. But these post-surgery one-pieces have discreet pockets for one or two prostheses.

Learn more about the features of a mastectomy swimsuit and check out 10 mastectomy swimsuits


6. Mastectomy tankinis

woman wearing a tankini top with pockets for breast form

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

A comfy style of swimwear lots of women love to wear after having had surgery. These brands design some lovely styles, see all 8


7. Converting a highneck swimsuit into a mastectomy swimsuit

One of my readers, Maddy, sent me an email about the challenges she had finding a suitable mastectomy bathing suit.

She couldn’t find one she was happy with so she decided to make one….herself


My other guides

6 reasons why small boobs deserve a fine bra
Bra calculator
How to do your measurements
Cup AAA guide
Cup AA guide
Cup A guide
Blogs on bras and more


Is there a question about your bra still unanswered? Please let me know. I’ll be happy to advise.

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