Post-surgery bra & swimwear guide
1. Mastectomy sports bras
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
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
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
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
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
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