With summer right around the corner, you don’t need to let your mastectomy surgery stop you from enjoying the water. Mastectomy swimwear is specially designed to support your body whether you are swimming in the sea or soaking up the sun.
But there are a few things to consider when buying a swimsuit post-mastectomy that can help you to achieve a better more comfortable fit for your body. Here is our complete guide to shopping for mastectomy swimsuits.
Features to Look For
For women who have chosen to opt-out of reconstructive surgery, a breast prosthesis is a great way to achieve symmetry and shape while wearing a post-mastectomy bathing suit. When shopping, look for mastectomy swim tops and one-piece suits that feature bilateral pockets built-in to the cups.
Often made from mesh or microfiber, these pockets are designed to hold your breast forms securely to prevent slipping even while swimming or exercising without irritating sensitive scar tissue from breast surgery.
If you have had a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy, molded soft cups can provide shape and definition to your silhouette by smoothing and lifting your bust.
The Penbrooke Mio Mastectomy Swimsuit features soft cups made from nylon and LYCRA spandex built-in to the high halter neck design. It also features a tummy control panel to enhance your curves.
Adjustable straps help you achieve a perfect fit and prevent the straps from slipping while you are in the water. Also, look for light padding on the straps for added comfort and a racer or cross-back strap design for improved support.
When you have found your perfect swimsuit, you want it to last as long as possible. For long-lasting comfort and style look for mastectomy swimwear made from materials such as Xtra Life LYCRA which is UV, salt water, and chlorine resistant. You can also find swimwear that can withstand extreme heat making them suitable for use in saunas and hot tubs.
The key to feeling confident at the beach or pool is to wear a swimsuit that offers you the right amount of coverage. Whether you want to disguise surgical scars and breast forms or flatter your midsection and legs, there is a swimwear option for you.
Look for swimwear that features high necklines and small armholes for optimal coverage up top, or choose swim dresses, shorts or maillot-style suits for the best coverage for your backside and thighs.
Mastectomy Swimwear Styles
There is a huge range of different styles of swimwear available to suit your needs including:
- One-pieces suits to create an elegantly streamlined silhouette
- Tankini tops that feature blouson or ruffled details that gently skim your midriff to flatter your body
- Sarong-style suits with tie details and a flirty skirt and falls to the mid-thigh for added coverage
- Bikini tops and briefs that combine functional support features with a sexy style
- Sporty bathing suits designed to keep your swim forms secure and your body supported while you exercise or swim laps
Breast cancer surgery can make you reluctant to go back out in the water. But the right mastectomy swimsuit can support your recovery and help you to feel confident and comfortable.
At A Fitting Experience Mastectomy Shoppe, our compassionate staff is here to help you find the perfect swimwear for your style and comfort needs. Call us at (954)-978-8287 to schedule a professional fitting for a mastectomy swimsuit and swim forms and look forward to a summer spent enjoying the water.