A well crafted post-mastectomy bra is a staple wardrobe item for women who have recently undergone breast cancer surgery. Changes in the body following surgery can leave many women feeling less than great about themselves.
Some women choose to undergo breast reconstruction surgery, while others forego this and opt for breast prosthesis. Whether you are considering reconstruction or breast forms, a mastectomy bra can be an ally in your recovery.
Mastectomy Bras to Support Healing – Mastectomy bras are designed with healing and support in mind. Things to look for when shopping for your post-mastectomy bra include front closures for ease of access, wide straps and bands that provide extra support without digging into incision areas, and seamless fabrics for comfort. Wire-free cups and adjustable straps are ideal for the recovery process as well.
In addition to healing and support, mastectomy bras are designed for women who choose to wear breast prostheses. They commonly feature pockets sewn into the cups that securely hold breast forms in place. The pocket feature also makes it easier to remove breast forms for cleaning as necessary.
Work With a Professional Fitter – Your mastectomy bra fitting should be as stress-free as possible. Board-certified mastectomy fitters and trained to accurately determine your band size, bra size, and cup sizes after your breast cancer surgery and make recommendations for the perfect mastectomy bra for your needs.
In addition to being trained to find the best fitting and type of bra for you, certified fitters can address any concerns or questions you might have about the process.
Mastectomy Bras and Breast Forms – If you choose not to undergo breast reconstruction, you may want to consider wearing breast forms following your breast cancer surgery. Breast forms and mastectomy bras go hand-in-hand and give each woman the ultimate level of comfort and support during recovery.
Breast forms are designed to look and feel like a natural breast. They may help a woman to regain confidence in her body following breast cancer surgery. In addition, breast forms help to reestablish balance and symmetry, which are important for maintaining good posture.
Speak with Your Insurance Company First – Many times, insurance companies will cover the cost of post-mastectomy products such as mastectomy bras and breast forms. Prior to your surgery or making a purchase, speak with your insurance provider to find out their requirements for reimbursement and the details of what they will cover. If you work with a certified fitter from A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe, they will assist you in contacting your insurance company to get the information you need.
Any woman who goes through breast cancer and breast cancer surgery knows what a life-changing experience it is. Our goal at A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe, Inc. is to provide each woman with a tailored experience with the least amount of stress as possible. Contact our friendly and compassionate staff today with any questions or to schedule your personalized fitting.